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Halloween Recipe: Filled Carrot Cupcakes with the Weston Jerky Gun & Roma Pasta Machine





Prep Time 1 hr   
Bake Time
25 min   
Makes 24 cupcakes

-Ingredients-

Cupcakes
2 cups shredded carrots (about 3 carrots)
1  cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs

Frosting
6 tablespoons cream cheese
1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup crystallized ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sliced almonds


Fondant
Black, red, yellow, and green food coloring
18 oz pre packaged white fondant

-Tools-
Weston V-Slice Mandoline Slicer
Weston Manual Kitchen Mixer
Weston Jerky Gun
Roma by Weston Pasta Machine
Weston Vacuum Dome


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Use the Weston V-Slice Mandoline or Weston Manual Kitchen Kit with the thin shredding attachment in place to shred your carrots.


Sift together dry ingredients for the cupcakes and place in your Weston Manual Kitchen Mixer with the beater attachment in place. Beat in eggs and mix in carrot shreds. Scoop into cupcake liners using an ice cream scoop. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out fairly clean (these cupcakes are ultra moist, so you will get a little cake on the toothpick).


Let cupcakes cool.

Blend together cream cheese, mascarpone cheese, crystallized ginger, cinnamon, and sliced almonds in your Manual Kitchen Mixer.

With the nozzle of a Weston Jerky Gun, remove the centers of the cakes. Fill your Weston Jerky Gun with the frosting. Insert the nozzle of the gun down into the centers of the cake and pull the trigger of the gun, filling the cakes with frosting. With a small spatula, spread a little of the frosting onto the cakes.

Next, dye your fondant by following these steps:


1. Place 6 oz of fondant in a sandwich bag.

2. Drop in desired colors.

3. Press air out of bag

4. Seal the bag.

5. Knead with your hands until dye is fully blended into fondant.

It's that simple!


Here are the dye measurements for the colors you see pictured in our photo at the beginning of this post:Orange: 14 drops red + 8 yellow
Green: 14 drops green + 8 yellow
Black: 20 drops black



Next, roll out fondant with a Roma by Weston Pasta Machine (electric or manual - both work) and lay on parchment paper. With a round cookie cutter or a measuring cup (measuring cups are typically the exact size of a "cup"cake), cut out fondant and adhere to cupcakes (the light layer of the frosting will help the fondant adhere to the cake). With mini cookie cutters, cut out fondant shapes and adhere to tops of cupcakes. 

We recommend using a Weston Vacuum Dome to keep the few cupcakes that you don't eat fresh. 

Sample Product Label
Norton
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