TWD: food for bunnie?

Tuesdays With Dorie: Bill's Big Carrot Cakehmph. first things first, no.. i didn't make this cake to look like a nipple. *d-oh!*
But perhaps somewhere else in this world, there exist a chap named Bill who is a reallie lecharious guy with a head full of dirty thoughts?! hehe. You'll never know yeh?

okay okay, i'm full of nonsense (just as my bf puts it, i swear he has something against me. GRRR). So for this week's round of TWD.. we had the honor of doing Bill's Big Carrot Cake as chosen by Amanda at slow like honey . it was a real treat for me since my recent attempt at carrot cake in some weird proportions failed miserably. I reckon its just the fatigue and the boiling rage inside of me; it just figures that everything that you bake turns out horribly when you're in a foul mood. Yep, so I was more than glad to try out a new recipe for Carrot cake since I am such a big fan!

think moist cake full of spices and chopped up carrots. Lovely chunks of orange peeping through the cake with every forkful. YUM! the bonus would definitely be the cream cheese topping.. that is simply the bomb!
the recipe was relatively easy to follow. However i made a few changes here and there to yield certain results that i was rather particular about when it came to carrot cakes. Used a fair mixture of dark brown sugar and brown sugar in the cake (ended up with a darker brown cake), also changed the 2 tsp of cinammon to 1 tsp mixed spices, 1 tsp of cinammon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg. U definitely could use more spices in this recipe!

the end result was perfect with the cakes pulling out of their pans like a breeze with completely even tops and sides, frosting was also made an easier task. I actually enjoyed preparing this cake so much! I bet you a hundred carrots that this recipe would be good! even bunny cldn't get his paws off!
pray that the people at office like the cake tmr!

and please do check out the other works of the amazing TWD bakers over on the blogroll!

verdict: the cake was a showstopper! the entire thing being wiped out in a matter of seconds. people just cldn't stop raving about it. and guess what's the best part about it? I was given the chance to bake the company's monthly birthday celebration cake for the month! *woots!* (pumps fist in the air)

25 comments:

rebekka said...

Check it out! I love the almonds on the side, that is so gorgeous. I agree, the frosting was delicious....great job! I would fight that bunny for it probably :)

Bumblebutton said...

Love the flowered carrot, the bunny, and the pretty garnishing on the sides!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I for one, love your carrot nipple! LOL! ;-) The toasted slivered almonds look great too!

Anne said...

Great job! I love the almonds on the side and the idea of different spices. Yum!

CB said...

Nipple carrot cake! LMAO. So glad your CWs loved it! ::high five::
Clara @ I♥food4thought

LyB said...

So nice that everyone you shared this with enjoyed it, and it's really beautiful too!

Carrie said...

ahahahahahaha! I never even thought nipple until I read it... I actually think it's decorated quite nicely

soulafa said...

Nice Work!! I love the idea of adding spices, I'll keep it in mind:):)

Marie said...

Haha, you cracked me up with your first line. Up til then I only saw a delicious looking cake! Love the addition of the toasted almonds on the sides. Well done!

Jayne said...

Hahahaha - I saw the picture and was thinking - oh, how cute, the star-shaped carrot in the center and the coconut around...and then I read /i didn't make this cake to look like a nipple/ and I just started laughing. I'm married to that lecherous guy named Bill - he'd love that cake! Nice job - and the toasted almond slices on the side are lovely!

Dianne said...

I think the brown sugar was a very good idea. I would do that if I made the cake again. Your cake looks great!

Annemarie said...

It looks wonderful...and not nipple like at all!

Mary said...

the cake looks amazing and almonds add a nice touch!

kim said...

it looks beautiful! kinda looks like sprinkles cupcakes :)http://www.sprinklescupcakes.com/

MrsBethorama said...

Your cake looks fabulous and I too loved the frosting!

Heather said...

yum! It looks delicious! The almonds are a great touch!

Melissa said...

Love the almonds on the side. Congrats on getting to bake the company cake!

Erin said...

I love the nipple cake :) It really does look beautiful. I love the almonds on the side!

KN said...

Congrats on the monthly birthday cake winning. Always an ego booster for a baker! :) I love the toasted almonds!!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

looks delicious! that's awesome that everyone loved it so much! :)

Jacelyn said...

Hi, I stumbled upon your link through Tuesdays with Dorie. Great blog you have... and congrats on the success of the carrot cake. I can't wait to try too, though I noticed there were some who have their cakes sunk.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Glad everyone liked it at work! The toasted nuts around the sides look just perfect! Lovely job!

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

Great cake and I love the bunny - I also put a bunny at my cake.

Peabody said...

The almonds along the side are a very nice touch.

Donna said...

OK. I wouldn't have said nipple until you suggested it. Now, all I can think of is nipple! Great job on your nipple cake! oops, I shouldn't have said that!