-I cut my four carrots in a food processor. That was WAY faster and I didn't notice any large carrot bits in my cupcakes.
-I filled the cupcake liners to the top not 3/4th of the way.
-I set my oven temp to 400 degrees. I cooked the cupcakes for 10 minutes on 400 and then 10 minutes on 350 so that I could get a nice high top to my cupcakes. I know you can fake a high top cupcake with icing but I don't like eating a lot of sugary icing with my cupcakes. I'd rather eat more yummy carrot cake with a thin layer of cream cheese icing on top.