Saturday, May 21, 2016

Theme Safari Baby Shower Cake for Baby Calvin

I got a request to bake baby shower cake. I am delighted and excited to make this cake. By popular demand, this will be a 2 tier carrot cake :), dressed with abundance of shredded fresh carrots and blended with organic sundried raisins and chopped walnuts ... hmm ... all the extras ... and of course lots of sweet frosting! It better be yum! (will find out after the party is over)

Top tier is a 3-layer, 6 inch little cake and bottom tier is a 2-layer, 10 inch cake. Blue is the recommended main color though I compliment different other colors as well. The frosting is buttercream and animals cut-outs made of fondant. I pondered awhile on what I should top the cake with and here it is. I hope Baby shower party will have lots of fun and the cake will add lots of favor to the party as well.

Here is the recipe on the carrot cake. I made 2 recipes. (2nd recipe makes 2 layers of 10 inch cake)

2 cup flour
1 3/4 cup sugar
3 1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup walnut (chopped)
1/2 organic raisin
3 eggs
1 cup oil
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp clove
1 tsp vanilla

Prepare and line parchment paper on bottom of 3 6-inch cake pans, set aside.
Preheat oven at 350 degree.

In a mixer, combine sugar and oil and mix well. Add in vanilla.
Mix in one egg at a time to the mixture.
Add baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and clove to flour and stir to combine.
Mix in one cup of flour mixture at a time to the mixer mixture. Mix well.
Pour in carrots and coconut to the mixer mixture, at low speed, stir/mix well.
Evenly divided and pour into 3 6-inch pans.
Bake for 35-40 mins until toothpick tests and comes out clean.

Let cakes cool for 5 to 10 mins, use a paring/kitchen knife, go around the cake to loosen cake.
Turn cake over to remove cake.
Trim top of cake to make remove uneven risen top of cake.
Frost cake with buttercream between layers.
Crumb coats the stacked cake, set cake in refridgerator for at least 10 mins.
Decorate cake with fondant cut-outs and colored buttercream as desired.

Recipe on the buttercream is taken from my buttercream recipe on here

Here are the pictures:

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