Welcome…I’m so happy you’re here! It feels like spring tends to bring a crazy to do list with it…so I’ve been busy as a bee in the kitchen and in the crafty studio. Today…I have a sweet project that I’ve been working on in both of them…the kitchen and the studio. It’s carrot cake in a jar…with cream cheese frosting…and a super cute tag!
For some reason I tend to make lot of cakes in the spring. I typically make a Peeps cake for Easter…and also a lemon cake with strawberries for Easter, because that’s my Mom’s favorite. And typically there’s carrot cake, too…but sometimes I forget that one. I know…seriously…how could I forget carrot cake? I don’t know…but I do. Anyway… this year I had a fun reminder! A couple of weeks ago we took our grandsons to see the Peter Rabbit movie…and you can probably guess the line of thinking here…rabbits…carrots…carrot cake. So…I hopped right to it…and I thought it would be fun to do a few cake jars, too. Truly…I’d probably eat mud if it was in jar with a cute tag on it. Irresistible, I tell ‘ya! But there’s no mud in these jars…I promise…just my favorite carrot cake…recipe courtesy of the Barefoot Contessa, of course.
I’ve learned a lot from the Barefoot Contessa…and one of the things that I love that she does is to add something as a garnish that shows an ingredient used in the recipe…like adding lemon wedges to a platter of lemon chicken. It’s ingenious, I think…and I was thinking about that when I was deciding how to embellish my cake jars. And so…a simple tag with a carrot seemed perfect. In this case…it’s a simple tag cut in Pool Party cardstock and tied to Pumpkin Pie 1/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon with a bit of Linen Thread. And the only thing could make that better would be a wooden spoon…so I did that, too!
- Paper: Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
- Tools and Accessories: Pumpkin Pie 1/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon, Linen Thread
Have an AMAZING day!