I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to spend time with your loved ones.
Thanksgiving is my all time favorite holiday. It's great because there is no pressure with buying people the right gift, I love just being able to spend the whole day with my family, cooking and baking, and especially eating.... a lot. We eat, play some games, eat, lay around, drink, and eat some more then we usually watch a good Christmas movie, the last several years we've watched Elf. Love that movie!
This year I made some carrot cake. I know, pie is the traditional Thanksgiving dessert, but that's my Mom's job. Really, she's the pie lady in our family... I don't even dare going there. One year, I tried, and it' wasn't pretty... I mean, I am sure the pies would have been alright, if my Mom would've even let me make them. She's very particular about her pies, and that's just what she does. So I let her. Plus, I'm the cake lady anyway so it's fine.
So I made carrot cake. My Great-Grandfather whom I made the Navy Ship Cake for last year, (here) loves carrot cake so I decided that I'd make him his own mini cake special just for him, to take home and eat it all up himself. He loved it, but couldn't figure out why I made it just for him, because "it's not my Birthday or anything" so cute!
And since I was already making a mini cake... I decided to make another mini cake so everyone could have some, along with the pie.
I decided to decorate the cakes very simple. I made little acorns out of fondant and I found these adorable rice paper autumn leaves from this cute little shop on Etsy, oh how I love Etsy! The shop is called Sweet Deja Vu and lucky for me, is actually located right here in SLC so I ordered the leaves and met the owner of the shop, Lena, to pick them up. She's super sweet and really does amazing work. She has a lot of other items, like butterflies, flowers, and even snowflakes too! So go check out her shop, and order something!
So, even though it wasn't my Mom's pie, the cakes still were a hit... I might just do this again.