Monday, October 13, 2008

What's up doc?

So many people I know have birthdays this month. I like to bake for gifts, so this week I am posting all the stuff I've made for October birthdays...

I rarely leave the house at night, it's just not feasible. Getting someone to watch the kids is one thing, but at night I do so much: crafts, baking, laundry, watching crap tv, it's the only time when I'm alone and can get things done. But it was Nina's birthday last week and made extra effort to try and get down there because, as she says, I'm a unicorn. I'm rarely seen and never around.

The party was at the Hotel Figueroa downtown. I pass this building on a weekly basis, but the signage and storefront always screamed porn hotel to me. Not so. They completely redid the thing in a Moroccan theme, and it's pretty fantastic. It's straight Casablanca up in there. Lovely. Nothing to do with porn, what a shocker.

I know she likes Carrot Cake, but I always find it weird to bring a cake to a party. Also I was on cupcake overload from the past few things that I've made so I thought, what about carrot cake...cookies? I had seen Martha Stewart's version, but I didn't quite like the ingredients, so I did something similar.

I have to say, the reason I don't like carrot cake is the cream cheese frosting, which I KNOW is the main draw for people when they think of it. I realize it's not carrot cake without the cream cheese, but that is on my 'I'd rather barf' list. That being said, it wasn't my birthday, so I stuck to tradition and came up with something that gets all the flavors to come together in a handy little sandwich.

It was nice to get out and maybe I will think about leaving the house at night a little more often... Eh. Probably not. I'm fine with my unicorn status.

Carrot Cake cookies recipe

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Blogger bonnindesigns said...

I have that MS recipe, but I like yours. And creme cheese is not on my 'I'd rather barf list'(you crack me up), so these might be my next baking project. Thanks

Monday, October 13, 2008 5:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Annika said...

At the end of the night I knocked Nina over and stole one, and it was SO GOOD.

Monday, October 13, 2008 5:08:00 PM  
Blogger Sizzle said...

I think it's pretty cool to be considered a unicorn.

Monday, October 13, 2008 5:56:00 PM  
Blogger The Daily Randi said...

I don't remember being Offered One Of These. Hmmmm....


Monday, October 13, 2008 7:54:00 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Those cookies look like little pieces of heaven!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 8:55:00 AM  
Anonymous kat said...

that made me think of whoopie pies. but if the filling were in a whoppie pie consistency....

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 2:07:00 PM  
Blogger the slackmistress said...

These were AWESOME.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 5:28:00 PM  
Blogger CageQueen said...

Can I ask a question? Are oyu married? If not, I think you might have super human powers to be able to accomplish all you do without the aid of a spouse. Either way, I'm still impressed. I finally realized you never mention a spouse/partner.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 4:27:00 PM  

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