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Monday, April 23, 2018

Easter Cakes

This post is not necessarily about Easter cakes, as in traditional Easter cakes, but cakes we made for Easter.
I decided to make a carrot cake this year for Easter.
I almost always use Martha Stewarts Cake Book.  
This recipe calls for three cups of shredded carrots.
Which takes awhile, so you might as well sit down, turn on the tv and start shredding.

Recipes from scratch always take a lot longer, but I think they taste a whole lot better.  So I just planned on making a cake that evening, and that was it.
I decided to use walnuts instead of pecans.

And while the cakes baked, I had a glass of wine and enjoyed looking at a magazine that I love.

And then I enjoyed another glass of wine, and got all inspired and side-tracked looking at the magazine, and decided to try to draw some patterns for cute animals.
I've made 100's (literally-I used to sell them at craft shows) of bunnies and this is very similar to the pattern I used to use.

I don't know if the hedge hog (my Shug says it looks like a guinea pig) pattern will work, but I might give it a try.  I was thinking of having yarn (maybe stiffened) come through the top of it.
Anyway, she's a happy little hedge-guinea with a pigs ear.  That's what wine will do to you!

I was feeling the wine-crafty-ness flow,
but the cakes were cool and it was time to put this stuff away.  I bagged the cakes and popped them into the fridge until Saturday (it was Thursday)
(I liked it)

I had some candy carrot decorations that I had bought for the top of the cake and I could not find them ANYWHERE!  I tried making carrot curls at the last minute, but that didn't work out, so this was it.  It didn't look real pretty, but it tasted delicious.

No bakes that look like Easter nests

 Decadant chocolate-peanut butter cake that Tina baked.
 Carrot cake with no decorations
 Yummy cheese cake type stuffing in strawberries dipped in chocolate my sister made.
 Banana trifle that Gloria made
 And some blue cookie monster drink that Tina made for the kids.
 From Martha Stewarts cake book
 I would cut the frosting in half.  I only used half of it.

 And that's the cakes and dessert we had for Easter Sunday celebration.



  1. Carrot cake is my husband's favorite and your's looks delicious!! All those sweets look delicious! I love the patterns you've drawn, especially the bunny rabbit...I dearly love bunnies. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  2. Cindy, All the desserts look so tasty. I would want a small slice of each. LOL Once at a family reunion, I was saying how beautiful a cake was, all covered in frosting flowers...well it turned out my friend who was marrying to a family member had made that cake and she made them for years here in Tipton at the old Marsh store. She had just taken some classes in cake decorating. I don't even make cakes from a box any more. That's how out of practice I am. LOL. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

  3. Yum, yum and yum! Why wasn't I invite? LOL
    Have a sweet day.
    Connie :)

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