Friday, October 28, 2011

Dad's Birthday Cake

For my dad's birthday I made this kayak cake. The cake itself is a carrot cake and I made cream cheese frosting. The recipe was delicious. I used the Wilton's pre-made fondant. It turned out wonderfully! Very happy with the end result.

Carrot Cake

Mix together the following ingredients:
     2 cups sugar
     3 eggs
     1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
     1 tsp. vanilla
     2 cups grated carrot
     3/4 cup flaked coconut
     1 small can crushed pineapple

Mix together in a separate bowl, then add to above mixture.
     3 cups flour
     1 tsp. cinnamon
     1 tsp. salt
     2 tsp. baking soda
     1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts

Bake in a greased and floured 9" x 13" cake pan at 350 for 40-45 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool for 15-20 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.

Cream Cheese Frosting

*Soften 4 oz. cream cheese and 1/4 cup butter at room temperature. Beat together until smooth.
*Beat in 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar and add 1 tsp. vanilla.
*Mix until smooth. Add milk to moisten if needed. 

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