First up is a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. I found the recipe from the joy of baking website, here. I pretty much used the recipe as is except for the eggs. Instead of 4 eggs, I only used 2. I also doubled the frosting recipe since I was going to frost the sides and decorate the cake as well.
Here are some pictures from the project.
first layer of frosting applied (the crumb layer), the cake went into the fridge for an hour before the second layer of frosting