So last week I made a call for you lovely readers to tell me what I should bake/ eat in honor of the first birthday of Ginger Sass. An overwhelming number of people said I should make ginger carrot cake so I did. I cheated a bit and used a box mix, but I added ginger and vanilla extract to the mix, as well as dyed some of the cream cheese frosting orange.
It was a very happy birthday indeed.
Evidence of my cheatery
Mix it upppp
My oven shut off as I was baking. I had to turn it on after waiting 40 mins for the cake to bake so that my cake wouldn’t be soup.
I didn’t have enough dye to make all of the icing orange. Le sigh.
Icing cake is a biotch, as I soon began to realize.
I HATE ICING CAKES LIKE I’VE NEVER HATED ANY ASPECT OF BAKING BEFORE.
I decided to bring the ginger carrot cake home to enjoy with my family. After all, they celebrated my first birthday with me… why not have them celebrate my blog’s first birthday with me as well?
Then it hit me.
I don’t have a cake carrier or anything to transport it in.
It was raining.
Aka the worst kind of weather to carry a cake to a parking lot in.
So, using a foil tin, aluminum foil, masking tape, and a cardboard box, I essentially made an aluminum foil igloo/hut/fort/tent/thing for my cake. It got home safely, with only a teeny bit of icing getting on the aluminum foil.
See? It looked really good.
Oh, and it tasted really good as well, despite what my face may suggest.
Happy 1st Birthday, GingerSass. Here’s to many more! <3