Thursday, 23 September 2010

Carrot Cake and a challenge!

Well, I'm all packed ready for the big move tomorrow and Saturday, so thought I would sneak in a quick blog entry before I pack up my laptop. Not sure when internet access will be sorted - although its meant to 'go live' tomorrow, the router hasn't made an appearance yet, so who knows when that will be sorted!

This is the carrot cake I made for Mike's dad's birthday a few weeks ago. I don't like carrot cake, so I was a bit whingey about making it when Mike suggested it... but since it is his favourite I gave it a go, and I'm glad I did because it was an opportunity to bake something I wouldn't normally bother with.

I ate a slice to be polite (and I always think it looks a bit suspicious if you present someone with a cake and then refuse to eat it!), but I'm really not a fan, and rather embarrassingly had to leave a little pile of raisins on my plate like a child! (nasty things - one of the most unpleasant surprises I've ever had was when I tucked into a bag of Revels without realising they had added raisin ones...)

The icing was meant to be drizzled in lines, but I had so much of it I slopped it all on, hence the running down the sides. Anyway, Mike's dad seemed to like it, so I think it was a success, even though it tasted pretty vile to me!

I've got a huge challenge this week - my Dad is 60 next weekend and I have been asked to make the cake! We're going out for a meal and so it will be sent into the kitchen to be brought out in front of everyone. I'm so nervous - luckily, his favourite cake is Victoria sponge so that bit will be quite straight forward, but it's the decorating I'm worried about! I was going to try and ice the theatre masks onto it, as he's really into his Am Dram, but I'm aware that could end up being a complete disaster...!

Hopefully I will be back soon, but if I'm not, then it's because I'm still waiting for the router...


  1. Hope the move all goes well and the router makes an appearance.

    Man I LOVE carrot cake. Feel free to send some my way if you ever do make any more of it.

    Hope your Dad's cake turns out brilliantly. I'm sure it will - take photos please!

  2. Carrot cake on my agenda this weekend! No raisins though (raisins in a carrot cake?)! Hope the move goes well! xx

  3. Oooh carrot cake is yummy -really moist mmmm..! I have never tried to make one tho. Good luck with the move, you will be living out of boxes for a while!

  4. Maybe try making a few Victoria Sponges and if one goes wrong you've got a fall back (and something to eat the day after), not that I don't have every faith in you! :)

    I'm holding a giveaway over on my blog, make sure you check it out

    Have a great weekend! xxx

  5. Good luck with the move and the victoria sandwich!! I am sure all will go well!


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