Friday, August 28, 2009

Sister's Baby Shower!!

Well tomorrow is my sister's baby shower for her second child,she already has a daughter who is 5 named Saamirah, and tomorrow is for girl number 2, we do not have a name yet. So of course I am happy, big sister here is baking carrot cake cupcakes as I type now. I am making them with pink frosting, and yellow sprinkles!! Yumm..

The recipe I use is right here ,except instead of a cake pan I am using a muffin pan.
I add a 1/2 cup of applesauce to this cake mixture to make it more moist, if you are vegan of course you can use more applesauce to substitute the eggs..
It is the best, sometimes I make this recipe and sell the cakes to locals

Title: Heavenly Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
Yield: 15 Servings


2 1/2 c all-purpose flour
2 ts baking soda
1/2 ts ground cinnamon
1/8 ts ground allspice
1/2 ts salt
2 c sugar
1 c vegetable oil
2 lg eggs; at room temperature
2 ts vanilla extract
4 4-ounce jars carrot baby
1 8-ounce can crushed
-pineapple; well drained
3/4 c chopped walnuts
1/2 c raisins
8 oz cream cheese; at room
4 tb {1/2 stick} butter; at room
- temperature
1 tb half-and-half or milk
1/2 ts almond extract
1/2 ts vanilla extract
4 c confectioners' sugar {1


To make the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter and
flour a 13 x 9-inch baking pan, tapping out the excess flour. Sift the
baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and salt together and set aside.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer at high speed, beat the sugar,
oil, eggs, and vanilla until well combined, about 1 minute. Mix in the
baby food. With the mixer on low speed, beat in the flour mixture, scraping
down the sides of the bowl as needed, and mix until smooth. Using a wooden
spoon, stir in the pineapple, chopped walnuts, and raisins. Spread evenly
the prepared pan.
Bake until the top springs back when pressed lightly in the center,
about 1 hour. Cool completely in the pan on a wire cake rack.

To make the frosting: In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer at
medium speed, beat the cream cheese, butter, half-and-half, and almond and
vanilla extracts until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a
rubber spatula. With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the
confectioners' sugar.
Spread the frosting over the top of the cake. Cut into 15 pieces. If
desired, garnish each piece of cake with a walnut half.

Of course I will upload photos once cooled and frosted..

For gifts... Of course I shopped Etsy..
Here are the gifts that I purchased

This is from ecolifeplease on etsy.

Then I purchased this.. this is from babybears shop on etsy

I am also making baby products for the baby, since my sister wants to avoid as many chemicals as possible.

She is like me now in many ways. I cannot wait, will post pictures tomorrow!

Sorry that I have been away!

Hello all!
My dear blog readers. I am sorry that I have been away from blogging for so long!
My hours at work have picked up tremendously, I have been getting off later because more children have been coming to the YWCA now. I was also pretty sick. However I am better now,and working on new products and will be blogging much more ,with a new giveaway!

Oh and if you are following shipping in my shop just mention blog828 in note to seller!!