Don’t forget to check the stores for after Easter candy discounts!
Last night David walked into the room holding a cute little orange bakery box.
“Whats that?” I asked him.
“Carrot cake” He said. “Where did you get it?” Carrying around packages of carrot cake isn’t part of Davids normal routine.
“Oh Fraser gave it to me” He said.
“WHAT how come?” I asked. “Was there something wrong with it?”
People don’t normally give us cakes, unless there’s a darn good reason. Like it’s past the sell by date, or fallen on the floor perhaps.
“Is he angry with us?” I asked.
“No, he just said he bought it and didn’t want it anymore.” That sounded suspicious to me. “Just didn’t want it? WHY NOT!”
“Well, he’s on a diet….and so….”
“AHHH!! Wait a second….why a diet? He doesn’t look like he needs one.”
“No, I didn’t ask him why, that’s just what he said.”
This little interview with David and the cake gave me an idea.
“Hey David, how about we go around and help people diet? We can ask them if they are on a diet, if they say no, we can tell them that if they decide to go on one, we will help them get rid of all their extra cake and candy!”
Somehow David didn’t think it was a good idea.
Carrot cake has me thinking of cream cheese frosting!
It goes good on top of cupcakes, carrot cakes, banana bread…it makes lonely looking muffins look happy. It can do just about anything! Add some bright blue food dye -the edible kind of course- to the mix and put it on top a of birthday cake. It makes for a bright summertime blue cake.
It is the most yum frosting in the world. It’s not so common here in England though. Most people here have marzipan on top of their cakes.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, also softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash of lemon
Mix together the cream cheese and butter until creamy.
Mix in the vanilla and lemon.
Gradually stir in the powedered sugar.
There you have it. Of course if you don’t want to use so much butter, butter IS expensive these days, just add a bit less butter and a bit more lemon. Be careful to NOT microwave the butter till it melts, Christina and I have ruined many a good stick of butter this way. 🙂
A friend of ours, LOVES carrot cake. He likes it with strawberry ice cream. I don’t know if this is part of his way of getting 5 a day, but strawberries and carrots don’t sound too good to me.