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Sunday, 29 May 2011

sugar and spice and all things nice..

cakes


so as is tradition, when it's your birthday at work, you have to bring cakes in for eveyrone else..i think a lot of places have this, and most people tend to go to the supermarket at lunch and pick up some donuts..

i figured i would try and do something a little different, and got looking through some of my recipe books..how excited was i when i found a recipe for carrot cake which didn't contain nuts? answer: very. i gave it a try; grated carrots vigorously so the kitchen was covered in little specks of carrot - if anyone knows of a neat way to grate carrot, do point that out to me! - and put it in the ovem with high hopes..so i was fairly disappointed when it came out and the edges were burnt and the middle was all eggy and uncooked..it went out of the window for the birds to eat, and i was a little disheartened, so made boring fairy cakes and a chocolate sponge instead..but i did put dinosaur sprinkles on them...

10 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday - when is it, have we missed it?!

    I struggled with carrot cake a LOT - I think it's because it's a very wet mix and moist cake, it's hard to get right. The recipe from Ye Olde Be-Ro Book is brilliant, Lucy copied it up here: http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/2008/10/carrot-cake.html - I've done it twice and it's been gorgeous both times :)

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  2. those cakes look very yum! What a shame your carrot cake didn't work well :(
    Happy birthday :D

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  3. Homemade are MUCH nicer then shop cakes, i bet they went down well!
    I want to make carrot cake for my mums birthday but i'm scared, i might try the Betty Crocker mix for ease! x

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  4. I still owe work cake for my birthday!

    Happy Birthday Char x

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  5. cupcakes with dinosaur sprinkles don't sound boring at all! infact, as much as I love carrot cake, i think i'd rather have the cupcakes ;) xx

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  6. Dinosaur sprinkles?!! I need some! Totally always make a mess with carrot grating too, think thats the way God intended, heh :)

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  7. Dinosaur sprinkles are always good and these cakes look brilliant. Happy Birthday again! xxx

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  8. DINOSAUR SPRINKLES?! Amazing!

    Maria xxx

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  9. I think I shall be stealing Lucy's recipe link - my carrot cakes have always been a total disaster. I loathe doing all the grating too.

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