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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Cute Chicks and Carrot Cake

This weekend Lizzy came home with me to the little village between the hills. Hopefully my family didn't scare Lizzy away for good. We went and got 12 adorable baby chickens a few towns over and they were so precious. They were all chirping non-stop in the car on the ride home. We each grabbed one and they fell asleep in our hands as we rode along. Here are some photos of the sweet little creatures.

After getting the chicks, we baked my Dad his favorite cake- homemade carrot cake. The recipe for this very rich, unique carrot cake is my Grandmother's and I have never made it before this weekend. This is the only kind my Dad likes though, so I finally tried it in hopes of making him a birthday cake he actually liked.

Here is Lizzy focusing on not covering the entire kitchen in powdered sugar.

The original recipe is for a 9x13 pan but, I'm a sucker for round cakes. Also my mother bought me this delightful little cake stand for Easter! I've been looking for one forever and was so excited to finally have one. It is light pink and is from the 1940's. Needless to say, I'm in love with it.

Here is the top view of the cake. I didn't have my piping kit at home with me or anything so I just did a scrappy decoration on the cake with a plastic bag. Also, we didn't put any birthday candles on it because all we had were an "8" and a "0". 

Here is the inside view. You cannot see it well but this baby has walnuts, pineapple chunks, and raisins on the inside, too! 

Since we made round cakes instead of a huge square one, we had enough batter left over to make a few cupcakes. I think they were even better than the cake. There is something about the portion control that a cupcake offers that makes me like them even more. 

I took this picture on the way home to school after our little weekend get away. This is the first real picture of my tattoo that I have so far! Hope everyone had a glorious weekend, as well. 


  1. Awww those little chickies are so cute and fuzzy!!!!

    - Sarah

  2. okay, those baby chicks are too cute for words! i want one!
    and that cake looks scrumptious!
    xo TJ


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