So yes I baked a carrot cake, and it was so tasty! I was inspired after recieving a copy of Paris, Les Enfants Et La Cuisine De Goma in the mail from YesAsia. I posted the ISBN and cover over at flickr. I saw this cake in the back cook booky section (which of course I couldn’t read) but was immediately enchanted with the little mushrooms on top. I decided it was probably a carrot cake (the bunnies, and the color of the cut slice). I used this recipe for the cake + frosting and added some green food coloring while mixing the frosting. I added some green sprinkles to the top of the cake afterwards for “grass”.
They didn’t have any instructions or photos of the making of the mushrooms, so I just sort of winged that. Mine came out considerable bigger, but I was still pretty happy with them. The cake and frosting is all vegan, I just took the mushrooms off Tom’s slice before giving it to him :)
I love how their cake has a slightly domed shape, and those bright green long skinny sprinkles. I would love to find a US supplier for long skinny sprinkles. The sprinkles I always find are the shorter fat chunky ones.
Now I am off for a huge trip to the post office and then I plan to clean out the attic. I have boxes and boxes of toys, fabrics, and vintage goodness that is not doing me any good up there. I am going to try and sell the things I don’t need on ebay to clear some space out. I figure even if I only save about a fat quarter of each fabric piece for myself, that is plenty!