Making them for Easter, any decoration ideas will be great
I always use the recipe from joyofbaking.comHowever, I add a bit more of the spices and carrots. As for decorations, I'm pretty simple. I do a zig zag "carrot" with royal icing.
I really like Alton Brown's recipe. (find on foodnetwork... It uses a food processor) it's a carrot cake recipe but I use it for cupcakes all the time. I've also made it with preschool classes w/o a processor or mixer and its super easy and turns out great. I probably up the spices a bit.
I use a different cream cheese frosting though and pipe it in a quick swril with a large flower tip (#828)