Cakes by Caroline

May3

I have a friend and fellow foodie named Caroline and she is an expert cake baker and decorator. She pours her love into every cake and her artistic skills are elegant and whimsical. 

  

There are 35 people in my immediate family.  We intended to celebrate Daughter #2’s 18th birthday with cocktails and sushi last year’s May Long weekend on the deck at the lake.  But, it snowed that weekend and the yard of our little cottage was flooded.  With gratitude, we moved the party to my families’ “big” cottage across the street.  Caroline was hired to design the cake.  It was chocolate and raspberry and a simple, yet exquisite design, perfectly befitting our baby girl/now woman.

Caroline was also the creator of the 60thbirthday cake at a recent  party.  The birthday boy received a gift ticket to the Rogers Cup in TO this summer and the cake was designed upon.  The cake itself was a delectable carrot cake- not cloyingly sweet but chock full of nuts, coconut and plump raisins.

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I am particularly in awe of Caroline’s talents because I am not good with cakes.  I get frustrated when things get stuck to the pan and I rush to completion too soon and the icing pulls the cake into a mess of crumbs.  Thank heavens the my kids’ favourite birthday desserts were Dairy Queen ice cream cakes, strawberry trifle and a really easy chocolate, zucchini bundt cake that I could just barely pull off.

Kath’s quote: “Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”-Jim Davis, ‘Garfield’


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2 Comments to

“Cakes by Caroline”

  1. Avatar May 3rd, 2010 at 7:03 am Victoria Says:

    That was the yummiest carrot cake ever. And a rush order as I had thought I had the party and celebration well in hand – until I forgot that I had no cake on the Wed before the Saturday event! Hooray for Caroline’s skills and last minute availability!


  2. Avatar May 3rd, 2010 at 11:24 am Sister @3 Says:

    I forgot that we had snow at Bekah’s birthday. What a difference a year can make!


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