Thursday, 16 October 2014

Carrot Tea Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting

At least once a week I bake something.  I love to bake and love sharing it with family and friends.  But as I was grating the carrots I got to thinking...no one ever bakes for me.



I can't remember the last time I had a birthday cake that I didn't make myself.  Actually, I can't remember the last time I had a birthday cake.



Now, I don't want to sound like 'poor me' or anything but it was a sobering thought on which I ruminated while I licked the last of the cake batter out off the mixing bowl.



I mean, to me, baking for someone is a way of showing affection.



Making someone's favourite cookie is like saying 'I love you' only with butter and sugar...I thought as I polished off the cream cheese frosting bowl.



Then, as I lapped the last of the icing off the spatula, it occurred to me...if I didn't do the baking then I wouldn't get all the cook's perks of licking the beaters, having that first warm cookie, or tasting the first bit of cake.   



I LIKE being the one who bakes.  It's just how it's supposed to be.  Oh, I nearly forgot CLICK HERE to get the recipe for Martha Stewart's Carrot Tea Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting.

*Did that sound like a line from Breaking Bad?  'I AM the one who bakes'!

5 comments:

  1. I love being the baker too! This loaf looks gorgeous, especially that frosting! I haven't made carrot cake for AGES - must remedy that! Thanks!

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    1. This was a lovely little loaf cake and only took 2 carrots! Nothing worse than grating kilos of carrots. : D

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  2. Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, definitely my favourite, delicious!

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    1. You can't beat a good carrot cake and you are getting one of your five-a-day veggies! ; D

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  3. Yum! I'll be sure Kevin makes his red velvet cake on your next visit! xoxo

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