I love to make cakes. And, if I do say so  myself, I make an awesome cake. They are, almost without fail, beyond delicious.

What they are not is pretty.

Yesterday, as I was making a carrot cake for Jen’s baby shower, and it was getting uglier & uglier, I decided that what I really need is more practice. So I have instituted the YEAR OF CAKES!

Every month for the next year, I am going to make and decorate a cake. I will take cake flavor requests for upcoming months (although June & July have already been spoken for), and each month I will post my recipe source (or the recipe if I have personally made it up, which is unlikely) and pics, and hopefully when I make the architect’s birthday cake next May, we will see a marked improvement in my cake beautifying skills.

Yesterday’s carrot cake was really good, I think, but oh-so-ugly. So ugly I didn’t even bother to take a picture.

But – if you want an awesome carrot cake + cream cheese frosting, I recommend this one. My only change? I used orange mango juice in place of the water. (Also, because I am lazy, I bought pre-shredded carrots. I did use a pound of the carrots. 10 oz I just put in the way they were and the other 6 oz I put in the food processor to make much finer and juicier.)



Recent Comments

  • Alisa
    June 4, 2012 - 9:23 am ·

    And it was delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yay for July being my birthday cake. I’ll let you know what I’m thinking.

  • Brian
    June 4, 2012 - 12:34 pm ·

    Do you have offset spatulas for decorating your cakes? If not, you need some and I know what I’ll get you for your graduation present. 🙂

    • gazelle
      June 4, 2012 - 2:35 pm ·

      I do have an offset spatula. Next on my list of cake purchases is more pans! MOAR! (I don’t have a bundt pan OR an angel food cake pan…) I’m hoping cake pan purchasing isn’t as rigorous as candy dish purchasing.