Layers - November 17, 2013 - 1

The photo of this carrot cake, with its multiple layers of cake and frosting, is my submission for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge – Layers.

This cake is a masterpiece of tastiness, It was made from scratch by my wife, who is a baker extraordinaire.  While single layer carrot cakes are commonplace, the single layer, lacking the multi-layered cake’s added layer of cream cheese frosting and further succulent layer of carrot cake is simply unable to convey the transcendent experience one gets from the multi-layered cake when it has been made to perfection as was this one. It is of course possible to have more than two layers in a carrot cake, but because the layers are thinner they tend to be dryer and fail to achieve the scrumptiousness factor of the cake shown here (or they become so large as to become too intimidating to actually eat).

This particular cake was one of a pair of cakes, both of which were equally lovely before hand took knife to them. The only difference is that the one pictured here stayed home while the other cake did a bit of traveling yesterday (a very little bit, in fact) in order to be devoured at a party at my twin brother’s home.

Today happens to be my birthday (and not surprisingly my twin brother’s birthday as well; although that was a close call since we were born rather too late in the evening for comfort). Since today’s birthday is one of those birthdays that is divisible by ten without any numbers left to be further dealt with, it seemed some type of celebration was required. The party was held yesterday since it has always been my and my brother’s thought that Sundays are just not as well suited to a party as are Saturdays. The timing seemed to be good since lots of friends and family turned out and it was fun to catch up. But I digress …

Thank goodness we left the pictured cake at home (I am sorry, but I am the birthday guy and this is great cake; some things I am just not that good at sharing:) because the other cake was well on its way to being completely gone before the candle lighting and birthday song singing had begun. (Once the first piece was taken by a person unknown, the feeding frenzy began as slice after uncontrolled slice was removed by people unable to resist its charms.)

I can only hope that this cake brings back memories of some of your best deserts ever.

  1. seeker says:

    Belated Happy Birthday. That cake looks delish.


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  5. Aislynn says:

    Happy birthday!

    That cake looks yummy 🙂


  6. Tasty looking layers…Yum! 😀


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