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Veggie patch carrot cake

Carrot Cupcakes - 13 October 2012

Carrot Cupcakes – 13 October 2012

I’m been meaning to make carrot cake for a few years now; my orginal plan was to make it with home grown carrots but I haven’t done so well with those since deciding on that… And my plans to live off courgettes and goats cheese during the summer months have been foiled in much the same way really.

The nagging feeling of not knowing when carrots will work for me again, and if they do will I be in a position to spend enough time baking to do them justice and a special friends birthday bought out the baking trays and I have to say after a test run of cup cakes I was very please not only with the cake but also my first attempt at cake decorating; 

Vegetable patch birthday cake -13 October 2012

Vegetable patch birthday cake -13 October 2012

I used a recipe from the BBC website which I adapted to fit with what I had in the cupboard, used a butter icing for the base and made the vegetables from white icing and food colouring

Autumn give away

It’s apple time of year again. We don’t have any apple trees of our own but each year we always seem to be given some, people just don’t use them anymore, and we know where all the ‘wild’ ones are locally.

One of the volunteers at work bought everyone in a bag yesterday and today there are crap apples on freecycle, which only two people have asked for and that’s me and my mother!

Apple pie and cakes are lovely in the winter, and apple cake is a really good packed lunch food as well.