October 21, 2010

Basket of Yarn cake

Happy Birthday Kim!
My friend, Kim, knits beautiful blankets, baby sweaters and hats.  I saw a cake like this a while ago and stuck it in my ever growing "to do" pile.  I used her Carrot Cake recipe which is super moist.   I took the Wilton courses last year and never thought I'd use the basket weave but it worked perfect for this cake...a basket of yarn.  The yarn are chocolate cupcakes, that I covered with fondant. 




Carrot Cake from the kitchen of Kim B.

Dry ingredients:
2 cups flour
2 tsp soda
2 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg

Wet ingredients:
1 ½ cups oil
4 eggs
2 cups fresh shredded carrots
1 small can “drained” crushed pineapple
1 hand full coconut


Frosting:
1 cube butter
1 lb powder sugar
8 oz cream cheese
4 oz coconut


Mix all dry ingredients together.  Mix all wet ingredients together.  Combine wet with the dry.  Grease & flour (3) 9” round pans.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

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3 comments:

diaryofamadhausfrau.com said...

incredible! Love it!

Andrea Gideon said...

Thank you Steph for sharing your beautiful creation I just LOVE this cake.

SashaInTheKitchen said...

WOW! Isnt fondant amazing stuff?

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