Thursday, 22 December 2011

Feels like Christmas

Christmas is only 2 days away and I'm already in a holiday mood. We have a Christmas party to attend tonight and I had offered to bring a carrot cake which should be appropriate for tonight's Detox Popiah Party theme. No turkey or ham tonight because everyone has been over-indulging lately.

I have another Christmas party to attend this Sunday. Strangely, it's another 'popiah party'. Why is everyone detoxing? I haven't been over-eating, I don't need to detox!

So I have gone the whole hog and loaded the carrot cake with lots of jumbo raisins, walnut and grated carrot. The 2-layer cake with cream cheese frosting weighs at least 2kg!

Since I have a small oven which can only bake one layer at a time, I got up really early to get the job done before heading to work.

All the baking was completed by 8am but I had to wait for the cakes to cool down completely before I could slather on the frosting. Since I was in a bit of a rush, the frosting turned out looking very rustic. Maybe too rustic.

In the midst of all the baking, SL and Karen dropped by with their own home-made fruit cake and cookies! I feel so blessed to have friends like them.

They had just returned from a snorkeling trip in Lombok and are on leave until the end of the year. After the visit, they were headed for East Coast beach with their dogs. The weather's perfect for the beach today. I'm pretty envious actually.

6 comments:

Malar said...

That's lovely cake! I don't mind having it! hahahha...

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Oh.. I have been thinking Ting - you need an oven for Christmas!

petunialee said...

And a breadmaker...

Nick Phillips said...

Dropping by to wish you and your family a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Blur Ting said...

First of all, I need a bigger house! I have just enough space now for a little oven and completely no space in the kitchen for a breadmaker. I might have to start cooking in my bedroom!

Blur Ting said...

hey Nick, That's so nice of you. I wish you Merry Christmas too and may you win the best dressed house award again this year!