3 grated carrots is a lot of hard work ... lots of elbow work!
to get perfect size cupcakes all the time, use ice cream scoops in different sizes!
gum paste dries out quickly, so only take a bit at a time, and put the rest under saran wrap. place your finish work into an air tight container, and when you need to dry it, place it out on parchment paper for a day
you can place beads into the center of your flower with assistance from royal icing to glue them on
voila - the big cupcakes
mini cupcakes in their mini tray :]