Thursday, June 08, 2006

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Two of my friends celebrated their birthdays last week and I baked them cakes.

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.

carrot cake layers all ready to be frosted with wax paper put cut into small pieces put under the cake to catch the frosting

first layer of frosting applied (the crumb layer), the cake went into the fridge for an hour before the second layer of frosting

after the second layer of frosting is applied, the cake is being decorated. I put the colored frosting in a ziplock bag and poked a hole at the end to use it as a piping bag

another picture of the cake being decorated

carrot cake all decorated and ready for the birthday girl

I will post the second cake pictures next week. This is my entry to Tony's weekend curry mela.

Have a great weekend everyone!

19 comments:

wheresmymind said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Horray for carrot cake!! My friend Priya gave me a dessert once with Gee and Carrots (and sugar)...mmm!!

Garam Masala said...

That looks really beautiful! And piping with ziplock bag is a smart idea.

BDSN said...

WOw!!!What else can i say?It's just beautiful!!

Vineela said...

Hi L2C,
Yummy and nice cake.I LIKE YOUR WORK.
Vineela

sailaja said...

Lovely, LC! Love the cakes...

santhi said...

Thats a nice creation L2C...

I baked and frosted a cake for madhus B'day and he asked
"Muggu pettava cake meeda" Translated in english
"Did U make a rangoli on it?" :):)

shilpa said...

Thats very beautiful :). Wish I was your lucky friend to get such a cake on my b'day :).

archana said...

Nice cake L2C, i have tried the Joy of Baking carrot cake recipe before,and it is good. Looking forward to see more of your cakes.

Revathi said...

Thats beautiful cake !!

Lera said...

Neatly done cheese cream frosting! yummy cake !

Vaishali said...

Hi L2C,
Is your Veena lucky or what!

Linda said...

Hi L2C,

Looks great - you're a talented baker!

Randi said...

Yum, it looks delish!!

Sumitha said...

Wow!Delicious!

shammi said...

Absolutely gorgeous looking cake!

Nupur said...

What neat and beautiful work!

Inji Pennu said...

your frnds are lucky!

Puspha said...

That is biutiful!!! Well done to u & belated b'day wished to ur friend.

Sanjana said...

Hello
Wow lovely presentation of the carrot cake. The best part of the cake is the decoration stage with the frosted and colored layer. Excellent photos, thx for sharing it here.
Chk here for the eggless carrot cake:
http://www.indusladies.com/forums/31062-post66.html