At the weekend I was once again in a baking mood so decided to have a go at something new, a carrot cake. On went the apron which immediately makes me feel much more like a domestic goddess. I used Mary Berrys recipe but just left out the walnuts as I’m not a big fan. In went the ingredients ready to mix, fresh eggs courtesy of our girls of course.
Once the rest of the ingredients were all combined they were ready for the oven.
While they’re baking, I’ll show you where I’m up to with my latest crochet project. I’m affectionately referring to it as the Cosy Kermit blanket!
It’s 16 stripes, 32 rows in so far. I don’t think I’ve made bad progress for about 12 days. I tried to get at least a couple of rows done each day. I’m still loving the easiness of this one too, not taxing on the brain at all when you’ve had a busy day. It’s just getting large enough to keep my lap warm too which is always a bonus.
Now, back to baking. As the cakes were cooling, I made the icing. Always the best bit in my opinion!
The decorating is the fun bit and I was so pleased to find my local sainsburys sold little chocolate carrots to finish it off perfectly.
I’m actually quite pleased with my first attempt, it’s lovely and moist and the cream cheese icing is not too sweet, just right.
Before I leave you all, I wanted to share these beautiful daffodils with you.