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 Post subject: three-layer carrot cake!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:06 pm 
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I made this cake for a family get-together in the beautiful Balsam Mountains of North Carolina. We were celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary of my aunt & uncle. We surprised them at a pavilion at the top of their mountain.

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I made two batches of the recipe, batter and frosting, then used three of the layers for the cake. I used the other layer for tasting purposes! My decorations were a little off--the raisin "50" was too far to one side, so I tried to adjust with the walnuts on the edge. But whatever, it tasted GOOD.

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 Post subject: Re: three-layer carrot cake!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:31 pm 
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Looks awesome! I love carrot cake. The raisin decoration on top is so cute.


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 Post subject: Re: three-layer carrot cake!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:24 pm 
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I love carrot cake, too! I pretend that the massive amounts of fresh carrot I put in there negate the massive amounts of sugars in the cake & frosting...

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 Post subject: Re: three-layer carrot cake!
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Carrot cake is my fave! This is so cute and looks super yum!

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SUPERYUM!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:04 pm 
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Oh how I love carrot cake, especially with three layers. Nice work!

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 Post subject: Re: three-layer carrot cake!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:18 pm 
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That is beautiful! I really think the raisin decoration looks perfect too.


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 Post subject: Re: three-layer carrot cake!
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3 layers of carrot cake? I LOVE carrot cake. MUST.GET.THIS.
Do you think you could possibly share the recipe? Or is it a family or trade secret?


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 Post subject: Re: three-layer carrot cake!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:07 pm 
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Here is the link to the recipe I used: http://hellyeahitsvegan.com/classic-vegan-carrot-cake/

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 Post subject: Re: three-layer carrot cake!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:19 pm 
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I found the secret to keeping the cake firm while frosting, layering, and transporting: freeze it. After I stacked and iced the first two layers, I threw the cake in the freezer. Then after I had the whole cake done, I kept it in the freezer until it was time to leave. Then I kept it on ice (literally, the cake carrier was sitting on a bag of ice) with a few ice packs on top. This worked pretty well, even though it had to sit it a hot car for over an hour during a last-minute oil change.

I don't think it would have done so well if I hadn't frozen it. After the festivities, we took the leftover cake back to the house and just left it on the counter. It pretty much turned into a pile of cake (but still yummy!).

Also, you couldn't tell it had been frozen!

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 Post subject: Re: three-layer carrot cake!
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 Post subject: Re: three-layer carrot cake!
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Oh my, what a gorgeous cake!


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 Post subject: Re: three-layer carrot cake!
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That looks gorgeous! Carrot cake is the best. The view looks good too!


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 Post subject: Re: three-layer carrot cake!
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Yum carrot cake! I haven't had it in ages - I think it's time I make one!


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 Post subject: Re: three-layer carrot cake!
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i ♥ carrot cake, just mail me the leftovers ;)

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 Post subject: Re: three-layer carrot cake!
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I love the walnuts on the sides! I'm totally stealing this idea.


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 Post subject: Re: three-layer carrot cake!
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bookwormbethie wrote:
i ♥ carrot cake, just mail me the leftovers ;)

Considering when this post is originally from, I doubt you really want the leftovers!

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 Post subject: Re: three-layer carrot cake!
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There were no leftovers. We scraped the cake plate clean.

I really want to make this cake again, now...

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 Post subject: Re: three-layer carrot cake!
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poopiebitch wrote:
bookwormbethie wrote:
i ♥ carrot cake, just mail me the leftovers ;)

Considering when this post is originally from, I doubt you really want the leftovers!



good point!

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 Post subject: Re: three-layer carrot cake!
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I love the raisin decorations. Carrot cake rocks.

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 Post subject: Re: three-layer carrot cake!
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:19 pm 
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That's beautiful!! Nice work.


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