Tuesday, 6 May 2008
TWD - Bill's Big Carrot Cake - The Sequel!
A couple of weeks ago the Tuesdays with Dorie gang all set to and made a fabulous carrot cake recipe from Dorie Greenspan's book, Baking: From my home to yours...I too joined in with my fellow bakers and loved the recipe. This was quite timely as I had an order for a wedding cake that incorporated 3 tiers of carrot cake due in a fortnight. I had provided the couple with a sample cake but still was not quite sure about how successful my recipe would be...until I discovered Bill's Big Carrot Cake. The photograph shows the finished article with silk tulips - I have to admit this wasn't the easiest cake to get right and stack as carrot cake is not traditionally that neat and tidy but overall I am fairly pleased with the results. When I delivered the cake, the barn was being decorated with masses of bright tulips and the room looked fantstic. Each table was named after a mountain the couple had climbed together with the top table being named after the mountain where the groom proposed. The bride's Mum rang me yesterday to say thank you and how pleased she was with the cake. Phew!