Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Wedding Cakes Galore!

Monday I baked:
3- 12" carrot cakes
2- 6" carrot cakes
2- 9" carrot cakes
and 1- 8" left over batter carrot cake :) ...to eat Monday night for dessert :)

I also made 4 and a half batches of cream cheese frosting :)  The half batch was for the 8" round for us to eat Monday :)

Here is My Mom's AWESOME Carrot Cake recipe:
2 C sugar
2 C flour
4 eggs
1/2 C oil
1 t salt
1 t baking soda
2 t cinnamon
3 C shredded carrots ( I have found that this is about 1# of fresh carrots.  I don't bother peeling them.  I just scrub them and cut the ends off and run them through the grater on my food processor.)
1-2 ripe bananas, mashed
1- 20 oz can crushed pineapple, WELL DRAINED
1 C raisins
1 c walnuts or pecan pieces
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes out clean.  I line the bottom of my pan with foil, wax paper or parchment to keep the cake from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Note- This recipe makes:
2- 9" rounds or,
1- 12" round or,
2- 6" rounds and an 8" round or
1- half sheet cake/jelly roll pan

Cream Cheese Frosting
2- 8 oz cream cheese
1 c butter (really, use butter :)
2 pounds of powdered sugar
2-3 T vanilla
Beat the butter first, then add the cream cheese.  Next add half of the powdered sugar and vanilla.  Beat well.  Then slowly add the rest of the powdered sugar.  Scrape bowl a few times.  Beat on high for a while :)  YUMM!!!

Also accomplished Monday:
Arranged to have the baling wire deliverd for hanging the lights all over the ceiling for the reception
Finalized the music for the reception
Ordered 8x10 of the happy couple for the guest book table
Arranged for the grooms cake to be made :)
AND I made dinner!!! PARTY!!!!
(ok, don't get excited about dinner being made.  My neighbor dropped off a loaf of homemade bread that we are going to eat with some yummy homemade creamy tomato basil soup)


  1. OK, so with all of that, how are you finding time to still blog about everything?!? :)

  2. This reminds me so much of my own wedding cakes almost 30 years ago! I had a sweet friend who baked our cakes and the recipe is similar. Yours is different enough that I would like to try it though. How generous of you to share!

  3. No wonder you've been in tears! You are BUSY!!

  4. Go for it girl. You are really hanging in there. Good luck with the wedding.


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