Friday, March 18, 2011

How To Dress Up Your Carrot Walnut Loaf

Has this ever happened to you?

Yes that's a Carrot Walnut Loaf with a great big chunk missing in the middle!  I had just finished baking this lovely loaf to take to a friend's house when all of the sudden I noticed a huge piece missing from the top.
It happens to me ALL the time.  I turn my back for a second and my curious lil monkeys get into my baked goods.  Of course Sapphire blamed it on Pearl (the baby) and Opal blamed it on the sneaky leprechaun who escaped our trap.

I didn't have time at this point to make anything else, so I forced to improvise!  Somehow I had to disguise the obvious crater in the cake!  The good thing was, I knew our friends would be totally forgiving of my mischievous kids.  They're parents as well, so they get it.  In fact, this is what I gave them for Christmas.  I'm very thankful for their sense of humour.

So, how did I improvise?  Well, I grabbed some green twine and a paper bag

Much Better!  I used a glossy gift bag, some twine and a wine charm to resemble carrots!
I think it looks cute!  What do you think?

O.K., I know what you are thinking?  Why didn't you just slap some icing on top and call it a day?
To be honest, I thought of that, but I needed something to blog about.  I figured this would be much more entertaining! BTW-Have you tried these disposable loaf pans yet?  I found mine at Loblaws grocery store.  You'll never have to hunt down your pans again!


Katrina @ They All Call Me Mom said...

Hi Crystal,
Thank you for visiting my blog today! I'm glad you stopped by. You have a wonderful blog and I'm looking forward to following it. I'm your newest follower:)
Have a great weekend!

Siv Maria said...

Looks like I will be having fun following you. Have a great week-end!

Marcia said...

Hi Crystal,
I'm returning the follow!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really like your blog. You've done a great job.
Marcia :)

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Cute, cute, blog!! I'm your newest follower. I came from Boost My Blog. Please stop by sometime. I can't bake, but I can craft!

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, this is an adorable idea! And yes, I have the same problem with my little one getting into my baked goods. They just can't resist! I am your newest follower from Hop Along Friday. Your blog is too cute! You can find me at:

Have a great day! :-)


Anonymous said...

I have yet to have this problem with a cake or pan of brownies, but I ALWAYS have this problem when I bake cookies. Whether I'm baking them for a get together or for a present (although the latter is rare), my parents and brothers always have to sneak a couple for tasting. Even if it's something as basic as chocolate chip cookies.

Mary said...

LOVE how you dressed up the carrot cake! I love cooking blogs. I can't cook that well myself but LOVE to see how others do!

Mary/Sweeping Me

Wicked Chef # 1 - Linds said...

Hi Crystal! Just returning the follow. What a neat idea to do with desserts! - Wicked Chef #1

The Dreamer said...

looks awesome!

I'm a new follower from the blog hop. :) Stop by and visit me at

Have a great weekend!

AmberFaith said...

Newest follower from the Boost My Blog Friday blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back! Have a great day! (:


Stephanie said...

Thanks for visit my blog today - here to return the follow! That bread looks super yum!

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Hope you visit me and
return the follow!:0)

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Looks yummy sweet, almost too cute to eat!! I invite you to link up any & all of your delightful creations to The Homespun Bake Shop @ The Tattered Tag. It's a great, new place to share & find delicious inspiration. My weekly blog bash K.I.S.S. is also in full swing, so please link up there too. :)

Drop by The Tattered Tag said...

I am following you on google connect from "Boost My Blog Friday"! Cute blog;-)

Jeanette Huston

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Thank you for linking up to my K.I.S.S. blog bash last week. This weeks blog bash is in full swing again!! If you haven't already please be sure & link up more of your creativity, I look forward to seeing all your great ideas. :)

Drop by The Tattered Tag