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Carrot in a Cake – Carrot Cake!

April 1, 2013

TEST So Easter is said and done, but I’m not ready to move on just yet.  Rather than call this an Easter cake, I’ll call it a SPRINGTIME, It’s 60 degrees outside (YAY!) cake!

I made white cake batter and tinted it orange, baked it on a cookie sheet that was roughly the size of a jelly roll pan (I don’t know what a jelly roll pan actually IS, I found a measurement online and wung it.)  SO! Orange tinted cake in a fairly large flat pan.  It took 18-20 minutes to cook and mine was not uniformly flat, it raised up in the center some, but it worked out fine for me.  I used a carrot shaped cookie cutter and cut out as many carrots as I could get.  Here starts the pictures:

I put a little chocolate cake batter in the bottom of the pan so they’d stand up nicely and lined the bottom of a long loaf pan with the carrots, pointy sides up.  Then I added the rest of the cake batter, and then maybe 3/4 of ANOTHER cake batter.  The loaf pan is LONG, it’s a LOT of cake!

I had enough batter left to make 6 little cupcakes, too.

We decided since this was a LOT of cake and we wouldn’t be able to get through it all before it went stale, we’d cut it in half and freeze part for next time we need some tasty cake!  So heeeeere’s the big carrot reveal!!

When you turn it out of the pan, the carrots are right-side-up again!

Big Girl helped decorate the top – she put a layer of chocolate glaze that slowly oozed over the sides to look a little like shiny, scrumptious mud.

Then she layered some crushed oreos on top while the glaze was still wet, and just a small handful of green sprinkles to look like grass trying to peek through.

Little Girl used a similar decorating technique on the cupcakes:

The carrot leaves were melted candy wafers put in a plastic or piping bag and squirted out on to foil to make the leafy shape.  We slit starter-holes for those, then poked em right in and added just one small bunny cupcake pic.

Not only it is ADORABLE, but everyone that’s tried it (The girls and hubs) has said YUM!!

I’m thinking this is a great springtime dessert, or for a garden or tea party.  There’s lots of ways we could decorate the top, with chocolates or candy flowers, and of course I’m pondering other  things we can “plant” inside.

the end

September 28, 2010

once at the end of a bedtime story, i closed the book and said “the end, go to sleep.”  the girls thought it was HIlarious.  since then, that’s been part of our bedtime ritual.  for a while it was “B.N. go to sleep” according to babycakes and now it’s not bedtime without the little saying.  why am i telling you this? i. don’t. know.

i finished the pumpkin topiary today:

 

it’s absolutely adorable.  it’s the first of the halloween decor for this year, so it’s a little out of place at the moment, but that’s change in the next few days.

eeeeeeeee, i’m kray-zeeeeeee…

September 27, 2010

i’ve got halloween on my mind, i’ve got christmas in my diningroom.  it’s like orange and black and red and green have exploded all over the main level of my house for the moment.  tonight, i started a pumpkin topiary in the kitchen.

babycakes picked out the white and orange.. i couldn’t decide.  there were orange glitter ones and black ones, too.  how COULD i decide?  let the 4 year old, that’s what i say.  i was looking for a shiny black bucket to use as a base, but after 2 craft stores i gave up and went with the clay pot.

and a whole lot of black paint.

turns out, i don’t really have the patience for this.  omg, paint???  wet paint???  that has to dry?!?!  i don’t have time for these shenanigans!!

once the paint dries overnight i’ll have to do another coat, and i’m pondering a layer of glow-in-the-dark mod podge, but maybe not… i’m thinking white christmas lights, i don’t have to wait for them to dry.  once the big parts are assembled, i have some cute Cute CUTE glitters and feathery embellishments to add – can’t wait to show you!

here they are!

August 12, 2008

fresh from the oven with new floss knots and listed on etsy!

the finished product!! by you.

appreciation

August 5, 2008

so christy  was sending me links to pretty things on etsy last night.  sometimes we do that… “hey look at this!” “no, this is prettier!!” “buy me this!” and there was 1 itemKeepsake Quality Mini Pumpkin Chipborad photo/ scrapbook Album that i knew i just HAD to have.

BEHOLD!  it was made by ocbrandy , and i can’t stop looking at it.  the idea is great, the papers are beautiful…  *sigh*  so i went to bed with happy dreams last night of cool weather and pumpkins.

this morning i wake up with an email from hunny in my inbox:  don’t you make this stuff for a living??  -K

i do, sorta.  but i had to explain that even though he’s a computer programmer, he buys software from time to time, yes??  people that own restaurants buy meals at other restaurants once in a while….  and to me, this purchase is very much the same.  yes, i could’ve hunted down the product and made it myself, but someone else already had, and it was BEAUTIFUL, so why bother?  perhaps some would see buying from the “competition” as being in bad taste, but i don’t.  hopefully ocbrandy is happy to get the sale, and i’m happy to have a new pumpkin book!

later in the fall i’m gonna have to show you allllll my new fall decor!!  it is still only august, right?

p.s.  sort the font got so small… what happened??