Monday, 13 July 2009

Sweet & Simple Bakes - Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

How super-organised am I this month?! I've already done the Sweet & Simple Bake. I. am. a. winner.

About a year ago I decided I was going to try and bake something. I seriously had never done any baking, we didn't do home economics at school and Mum wasn't a huge baker so I had no-one to learn from. After years of the most inventive thing I've ever done being chocolate rice crispie buns, I thought that it was time to give it a whirl.

If you'd have told me then that I'd be making carrot cake I'd have laughed in your face.


A colleague was leaving, taking our office down to a merry band of 3 so we thought we'd have a little leaving party. When we were talking about cakes she said that she would like me to bake something (how good did that make me feel?!) so I decided I'd give the carrot cake a whirl, especially seeing as I'm going to be away the last week in July, which is when I usually do the bakes in a last minute rush.

So being the super-organised person I am, I went for it. Only it had to be a special cake because it was a celebration so out came the edible pink glitter and after a few shakes it became a cake that was meant to party.

Find the recipe HERE

As usual it lived up to its name and was incredibly simple to do. I did leave out the walnuts, but only because I forgot to buy them!

I still can't get over the fact that I made a carrot cake!

Sweet & Simple Bakes


Wonk said...

Wow, impressive! Both making early and the looks.

That glitter makes it look amazing too, it really makes it look so pretty and yes, professional. The chocolate crispie girl did good :)

I've seen other people use the glitter and lustre dust before and it does make things look so good, I must invest in some myself some time. You buy it in a shop or online?

♥Rosie♥ said...

Congratulations T.G. on baking your first carrot cake :0) It has turned out a treat and yes I can see the glitter it looks wonderful!! I feel so dam proud of you as I read your post and no baking at school or hardly at home - you are such a credit to yourself - well done!

Also thanks for partaking in this month’s bake at Sweet & Simple Bakes and I hope you will join us next month :0)

Rosie x

Boomka said...

Edible Pink Glitter really takes this cake up a notch, I feel like a more appropriate title for this dessert would be something like... "Stripper Cake" ya know cuz of the glitter? Right? No? Ok well... Nevermind then.

The Curious Cat said...

Hey you go girl! I need to get into baking...just never have time but tis a great skill to learn - your kids will thank you for it one day! :) xxx

Maria♥ said...

Congratulations on baking your first carrot cake! You've done a wonderful job and it looks perfect, especially with the pink glitter.


Anonymous said...

Good job on your first carrot cake. Looks great.

Pari said...

Congrats for your very first carrot cake.

lilmizlynn said...

Kudos to your first bake. Your carrot cake looks stunning! Love those pink glitter.. :)

HFJ said...

Your cake looks great - here's to many more : )

Several tips said...

Good recipe

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