Hello! I hope you all enjoyed your Easter weekend! We are still coming down off of a sugar high, but we had a great Easter Sunday together and with friends. We of course started the day nearly 30 minutes late to church, but hey, we made it! And it was Graham’s first day of nursery, which that alone deserves a happy dance!!
After church we headed to a friends for an Easter egg hunt and dinner!
My friend Kelly is always such a great host and her backyard is AMAZING! Dinner outside with that ocean air + view is always a treat!
Yes, that’s my diet coke already in it’s place ↓ ????????
I was torn on whether to make my favorite carrot cake cookies or a traditional carrot cake for dessert, but late Saturday night I decided to try something fun…
And made this rustic/naked floral Carrot Cake!
I’ve never been ANY good at decorating cakes but this one might be my best! Naked cakes are the way to go you guys. You don’t have to worry about smoothing the frosting out just perfectly. Nothing about it has to be perfect! Don’t look too closely, you might notice my cake is leaning just a little ????
I used my mom’s favorite carrot cake recipe (without the caramel sauce) + inspiration from Aimee Broussard ‘s Multi Layer Naked Carrot Cake! I only did three layers of cake and made a vanilla bean cream cheese frosting with just a hint of cinnamon in it! It was perfect!
I had some flowers from Trader Joe’s that I bought earlier in the week and used those to decorate the cake! The boys couldn’t understand why I’d put flowers on a cake if we couldn’t eat them, ha!
Now, I need a detox!