Let's start with apologies to Jane for the modest moniker, but those in the know, know that a simple carrot cake is nothing less than complex. Well, make that a good carrot cake: extremely moist, spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, and a crumb just dense enough to hold together the tender carrots, raisins, and coconut. Top it all off with a fluffy cream cheese American buttercream.
Sunday night's carrot cake was frosted 'homestyle'-- on a plate and with a butter knife. And this one is just as lovely. Plain and simple.
Lorie Anderson has more than 20 years experience decorating and baking fanciful desserts. Learning decorating from her mother, at age 7 she did her first party cake (with purple star flowers and a shell border) for her standard poodle’s birthday bash. Through the years the guests became more sophisticated and the cakes more decadent.
Lorie developed her craft through classes and workshops and has worked in the restaurant and private kitchen as a creative outlet counter to a career in marketing and public relations. After the birth of their two children and raising her boys to always believe in following their dreams, she decided to do the same and open a cake design studio.
Sugar Song Cakes gives Tucson a fresh interpretation of cake and sugar design. Striving to use local ingredients, regional influences, the very best techniques, each cake is created to be enjoyed both visually and on the plate.
Sugar Song Cakes is a fully licensed and insured commercial bakery, opened June 2011.