Monday, March 23, 2009

spring!

yes, i can feel it, i can see it, i can hear it, but most of all, i can smell it; spring's sprung!

we made an equinox carrot cake - equinox and easter blends into each other in our house. i wanted to copy a piece of art cake i've made before, but was doomed before i started. i chose an entirely different recipe, and chose youghurt over cream frosting. in addition, i had little helper with me in the kitchen, and i don't have the energy to argue over aesthetics with her. besides, that would be bad parenting. not to forget that i'd risk getting my throat slit.


i managed to get a photo of it before we made it look as if someone dropped a bucket of mint green paint on it. and no, that's not someone's bite marks; it was supposed to be a staircase but the cake wasn't big enough for more than one step.


we made flowers from organic marzipan and food colouring to decorate with, and added some chocolate/almond eggs. some pussy willows were happy to act as camouflage for the photo shoot.
and here's the cake i was trying to copy. i can see that i had more energy and patience back then. and my daughter was still a baby with no access to knives or other sharp objects.

happy equinox!!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dæven du e rå! Utrolig digg kake :D Yummy - yummy!
Vår i lufta - når blir det eggejakt? Klæm fra mæ

ladybug-zen said...

it's beautiful. enjoy. and happy spring.

Tan Family said...

What beautiful pictures! Wonderful spring ideas. :)

The Yellow Door Paperie said...

What a yummy and beautiful cake! O my goodness, it looks all springy!

aredsand said...

I'd love a piece. Looks delicious and homey. I do remember the difference between do-it-myself projects and child-enhanced ones. Different rewards, for sure. But they are both beautiful in their own ways. And the tree is lovely.

aredsand said...

I just looked through "30 Days of Ordinary Beauty" with great pleasure. I especially loved Heidrun's tableau, and that she leaves them about. Cheyenne used to do that, and when she was very little, still going back and forth between Irene and me, I would come upon them when she was away and be so touched by them.

Bird Bath said...

such a lovely cake to herald in your spring celebrations. Enjoy!

Peggy said...

what a beautiful cake!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful cake! Seriously, an artist, I don't have the patience to decorate cakes. Happy Equinox.

Angela said...

oh, your cake turned out delightfully! happy spring!

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