Yesterday I was rummaging through the kitchen when I came across a wedding gift that I’d never even opened. Yup, for almost 3 years it has set untouched, even though it was a gift I really wanted. Why haven’t I used it, then? Intimidation.
That, my friends, is a $75 cake decorating kit. I tried to register for useful items when we got married, but you have to sneak a little fun in there, too, right? (Note to all brides: you will not have 20 people over at your house at once demanding juice, so do not feel the need to own 20+ juice glasses. I know this from experience.)
Anyway, I figured I needed to get over my fear and had the perfect opportunity because our friend, Jay, and his pup, Brody, were coming to visit.
Is there anything more classic than a boy and his dog?
…I guess 2 boys and their dogs.
So, I got to playing in the kitchen.
Hailey got busy watching the storm.
I figured, what’s more appropriate for Easter weekend than carrot cake?!
I used this Carrot Cake recipe from Cooking Light, but to kick the icing up a notch, I used this:
Then, I put my decorating skills to work! Our of all that fancy cake equipment, what did I choose? The basic star tip, of course.
And they turned out darling, if I must say so myself.
Her jalapeno-avocado sauce steals the show- so good! I added in a base layer of refried beans, chopped purple onion and some rotel on top.
These were a big hit with the guys.
Are you making or eating anything special this weekend for Easter?
I can’t believe my meat fast is finally coming to an end. Hot wings, anyone?!