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The Cooking Show with Baby Bear Special Halloween Episode

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In which my sister gets to dress up as an ultra-freaky white… girl. (NOT lady. Haha.) That dress is at least 8 years old, I think, LOL.

 

The sepia effect makes it so much scarier, LOL.

On the other hand, I have no costume except for last last week’s kiddie party crown thing. As you can see, I was so sad about that.

Plus my hair is panget again. Screw those disulfide (or whatever) bonds!

Anyways. For this episode we’re making carrot cake. Because we have no pumpkins, and my sister originally wanted to make a pumpkin cake. But carrot cake is fine. I love it. It’s my favorite among all her cakes so far.

(WARNING: SUPER DUPER PICTURE HEAVY. AS IN. If you’re on a dialup connection, you can do a little dance and stuff like Lorelai and Rory do while waiting for the page to load completely.)

First of course we need to know the ingredients. And there’s A LOT of them.

We like piling things up, LOL. In no particular order, unlike if you look at a real recipe. I told you, you’ll learn nothing here. Please go over to real cooking sites if you want to know how things are actually done. Or ask my sister. Just don’t ask me. Anyways. Ingredients: all purpose flour, confectioner’s sugar (although my sister says it isn’t really required and you can use regular white sugar if you don’t have this. She just wanted to try it. But the icing turned out better than the frosting for her pink frosted cookie, so I guess using confectioner’s suger is a good idea), iodized salt, regular white sugar (this one she used for the cake itself), carrots, milk, butter, eggs, baking soda, baking powder, oil, cinnamon powder, vanilla, and food color (for the icing).

Step 0: Before starting anything, preheat oven at around 160 degrees Celcius. Don’t trust me though, I just think that’s about 160. Ask my sister for the exact temperature required.

Step 0.1: Also, line baking pan with Glad Bake, or whatever baking pan lining thingerie you have with you. My sister says you can use wax paper too. Apparently this is NOT wax paper. Looks like it though.

Step 1: Crack 4 eggs into a large, deep bowl (you need a large deep bowl because there’s plenty to put in. Also, so it isn’t messy when you mix. Of course no matter how deep our bowl is, we always end up making a huge mess in the kitchen.).

Step 1.1: Beat eggs. We really like this handy-dandy beater we got from SM Department Store. Apparently we even have TWO of them.

Step 2: Pour… some amount of oil. And beat until it’s all bubbly and fluffy goodness.

Step 3: Add sugar.

Step 4: Add vanilla. And beat.

Step 5: Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Again, please don’t ask me for measurements.

Step 5.1: Mix thoroughly.

Now comes the exhausting, time-consuming part. Please don’t make this cake if you’re running late for a meeting, or if you don’t have 6-hour-long patience (give or take an hour or two; maybe we’re just slooooow). This next step alone takes… maybe half an hour to an hour, depending on how efficient you and your equipment are. I even participated in this step and still it took us forever.

Step 6: Peel and grate carrots. Well, you can do this before starting, which is probably more advisable so you’ll just add and add ingredients. But we don’t have foresight and only thought to grate carrots once the process called for grated carrots. For this recipe you’ll need three cups, which amounts to about three years of grating. That’s the only measurement I know, LOL. :P This grater thing that you’ve probably seen on Home TV Shopping or something is not advisable for hard things such as carrots, which is probably one reason why it took us forever. But it works fine with cheese.

And yes, that was my hand.

Step 6.1: Add and mix.

Step 7: Pour half of the mixture into a 9-inch baking pan.

Step 7.1: Put in oven and bake for… I dunno how long. “Until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean” daw. Repeat steps 7 and 7.1 for the remaining half of the mixture once the first half is already baked. Or if you have two pans and a large oven, you could bake the two halves at the same time, save you lots of time pa. But of course we’re poor so we had to do it twice.

While the cake is baking, we now go to another grueling process: the icing/frosting/whatever. This one’s called “buttercream icing.”

Step 8: In a small pan put flour.

Step 8.1: And milk.

Step 8.2: And simmer in low heat. Stir until lump-free.

Step 9: Cool completely in the fridge.

But wait, there’s more! You thought that’s all there is to icing? Think again.

But before we go over to the next phase of icing-making, let’s see our baked goodness.

Both layers have already finished baking. Cool completely. While cooling, continue with the icing.

Step 10: In another bowl, mix butter and confectioner’s sugar.

Step 11: Pour in the cooled flour paste. Mix.

 

Step 11.1: Add vanilla.

Step 12: Beat thoroughly until light and fluffy. The recipe says to use an electric mixer, but again we’re poor and only have this handy-dandy handheld beater/mixer thingy. Works fine though. This on the photo is not the lightest and fluffiest our mixture became. But I took over the beating/mixing so I couldn’t take photos. You could go a lot fluffier than this.

And yay, the cake is back!

Step 13: Place one layer of cake on a flat… thing. Plate. Cake stand. Whatever. We’re very concerned with the environment so we’re recycling an old Goldilocks cardboard cake plate here. Spread a layer of frosting on top. We’re weird so we used a piping bag and drew random shapes and patterns on the cake, even if we’re gonna spread it later. We just wanted to try it out, LOL. But you can use a spoon or a spatula here if you want. So much easier. So much less fun though.

That’s the cake after we started spreading the frosting.

Step 14: Carefully place the second layer on top of the first.

Step 15: Spread icing all over the cake. Decorate if you want to.

Since it’s Halloween, our cake was designed as a pumpkin patch. Let’s pretend the orange blobs really look like pumpkins.

To create orange and green icing, simply add a few drops of red and yellow, and green food color respectively until you get your desired shade. Please try to make less mess than we did.

And that’s the finished product! Yay, finally! (That’s already cooled in the fridge, which made the icing harden a bit.)

And this is what the inside looks like.

And now let’s taste…

YUMMEH!

Ok, very biased opinion since she’s the baker. :P But I swear, it really is good!

PS. In case you have no idea how to contact my sister/you didn’t know I had a sister (uh, what planet did you come from? Surely I mentioned it about a thousand words ago)/can’t be bothered to ask my sister, she told me to tell you all that she got her recipes from AllRecipes.com.

PS2. You may be wondering where the other episodes are. I am too. :P Hmm. Maybe this will be a once a month thing na lang, every first Friday. (Ok, sosyal, parang Mass, haha.)

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Written by eeeek

November 2, 2007 at 9:51 pm

10 Responses

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  1. that is one helluva carrot cake! you are so cruel! pinaasa mo kong patitikimin mo ko ng carrot cake. HUHUHUHU :((

    desa

    November 2, 2007 at 10:31 pm

  2. Nako, sorry na. Haba ng weekend eh. What better to do than eat carrot cake? Hahahaha. :P

    eeeek

    November 2, 2007 at 10:45 pm

  3. ginaya ni idol yung poses ko sa tasting portion! OMG!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAH!!!

    Camille

    November 3, 2007 at 1:14 am

  4. disulfide nga! haha

    rob roque

    November 3, 2007 at 9:10 pm

  5. @Cam: Hahaha di nya consciously inisip yun… Baka secretly idol ka rin nya? :P

    @Rob Roque (talagang pati surname pa haha): NERD!

    eeeek

    November 4, 2007 at 12:17 am

  6. Your sister should make a living out of her baking skills. :) Ang ganda ng cake niya!!!

    clarisse

    November 4, 2007 at 3:23 pm

  7. Dapat may sweldo ako, I helped bake it! Hahahaha. :P

    eeeek

    November 4, 2007 at 3:31 pm

  8. ang ganda nung cake! :D

    cecile

    November 4, 2007 at 5:23 pm

  9. Hehe thanks Cecile. Pero mas maganda ako. What. Hahahaha. :P

    eeeek

    November 5, 2007 at 11:36 pm

  10. […] 9, 2008 by eeeek Once upon a time I said I’d be doing The Cooking Show episodes every first Friday. Two first Fridays later, still no new episode. I really ought to stop making promises I […]


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