I was invited to a pirate party last night. There was a costume contest, a scavenger hunt, three legged peg legged races, grog, anti-scurry shakes, along with other adventures planned. This brought up the question: As a guest, what do I bring? I’m not much of a costume person, and the drinks seemed covered (Except for rum, I couldn’t really think of a piratey drink). So, I thought a dessert was the way to go.
So, I went to Price Chopper to get some ingredients. I didn’t have much of a plan, but I thought the super market might inspire me. I already had a lurking suspicion I wanted to make a cake. To be more exact, a desert island cake. Wandering the isles, I had two ideas: A traditional cake, or a carrot cake. The carrot cake was appealing since I could then use a carrot as the obligatory palm tree. But, I couldn’t find a mix for carrot cake, and the recipes looked too involved for my time frame (I only had three hours to complete the cake).