Happy Mother's Day (a week later...). I used Mother's Day as an excuse to test out some future cake projects. This was my first time making carrot cake with the infamous cream cheese icing. It's tough to know what to expect when you have never even eaten carrot cake yourself. But, it seemed to go over very well with the family! I am going to tweek the recipe a bit, but am set for next week's carrot cake cupcakes! This was also my first time decorating with rosettes. My roommate from college brought this simple, yet elegant, design to my attention and I promptly promised her such a cake when she comes to visit me in the Fall. I didn't have the called-for tip (that problem was later remedied), but they turned out pretty cute still.