Here's the carrot cake entry:
This is the second time I'm baking for a first birthday. I am very excited about this cake and I'm really glad that everybody enjoyed it as much as I did.
The last time I baked carrot cake was back in May 2008 - the beginning of my baking frenzy. I really liked carrot cakes, especially when it's made from freshly grated carrots. This cake is made of 3 layers of carrot cake and it's filled and frosted with cream cheese icing. Before I came to the US, I've never heard of carrot cake as a dessert. When I was in Singapore, I use to eat carrot cakes , but it's a savory dish and it's nothing like this one that I baked. :p
The ideas for the decoration came mostly from Eva and Cecyl. They said that I should make a turtle that has the same expression as the birthday boy, Hayden. I tried my best to make the cutest turtles for his birthday. :) I also made several little details for the cake: carrots, birthday cakes, birthday presents, and a toy car. They are far from perfect, but I think if you zoom out enough, it'll look perfect. :p