Carrot Cake with Lemon Cheese Icing.

Tuesday 1st May 2012

My beautiful wife has just completed her 42nd year on this mortal coil. This is what I baked to celebrate the occasion.

It’s rare that I bake a cake. Apart from the fact that my baking acutraments leave something to be desired, 2 out of 3 of us in residence aren’t that fussed about cake. Having said that, a birthday is not complete without one & so around this time every year I root out my hand-me-down rusty cake tins & set about making birthday cakes.

Zephy used to take in a cake to celebrate at school which was quite a challenge as it had to be enough for 50 kids (2 classes) but they put a stop to that after only but a few years. It has now been whittled down to two. One for celebrating with friends & another with family.

Last year I made a Barcelona FC flag for him & his friends.

“How did the cake go down?” I enquired.

He generally has a picnic in the park after school on a Friday which means I can’t attend as I work late that night.

“Yeah, good.” He replied not making eye contact with me.

“Really!” I said taken aback, knowing that he doesn’t usually lavish such high praise on a baked good.

“Well,” He continued. “I didn’t actually have any myself,”

“Oh.” I said looking down with a little too much disappointment.

“But everybody else did & they loved it.” He consoled touching my hand.

Blessed are the meek. 1:50

He did, however, manage to force down a slither of Mummy’s though.

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3 Responses to Carrot Cake with Lemon Cheese Icing.

  1. Mmmm. Carrot cake. Never had it with lemon icing. That sounds incredible.
    Happy Birthday to your wife!

  2. roger edwards says:

    i dont do carrot cake although i love boiled carrots now, with every meal if poss ,i am trying to imagine them with a sunday morning fry up! mums thinking of getting out her cake tins now.oh god!!

  3. Stef says:

    Happy Birthday Mistral! I hope you had a wonderful day; the cake looks lovely. If you don’t want it, I’ll have your piece. (Unlike your son, I *do* enjoy cake!) 😉

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