Last Monday it was my birthday. I am not going to tell you how old I was but I can definitely say I am another year older. One thing you have got to have on your birthday is cake. I was a little unorganised on the runup to my birthday and did not get around to baking, much to my son’s disappointment. He told me I always baked at the weekend and I must be a terrible mother because I hadn’t done so. On Friday I had the day off work so I decided to make up for it. My son and I decided we were going to make a carrot cake. It is one cake that everyone in the family likes, but not one I made before.
My son didn’t believe me when I told him that to make a carrot cake you need carrots. I think he thought it was called that because most of the carrot cakes in shops have little carrots made of icing on the top. I set him to work helping me make the cake, he did most of the mixing and helped me to grate the carrots. I have to say the finished result was delicious and did not last that long.
Carrot Cake Recipe
For the cake
For the frosting
My son then got busy decorating and covered the top with sugar butterflies and stars. The end result was quite pretty.