March 15: Flash Fiction Challenge

Many thanks to Charli over at Carrot Ranch  again. Carrot cake is one of my favourites, first  introduced to me by my SIL for my 33rd birthday.
Check out the challenge here:

March 16, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about carrot cake. It can be classic or unusual. Why is there cake? How does it feature in the story. Go where the prompt leads.

The challenge was which was better, oil, margarine or butter, and which measures, imperial, metric or ‘cups’.
The American team used oil and cups.
The Home team used margarine and metric.
The Boss used imperial and butter.
I made two, one oil and imperial, the other margarine and cups.
The judges were work colleagues and the final tasting was on the Friday.
At 50p a taste, the proceeds went to charity, all efforts identified by a number.
It was unanimous that whilst the cakes were all OK, it was the cream cheese frosting that walked away with the ‘prize’.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to March 15: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. I love carrot cake. The challenge is all the carbohydrates and sugars. 😦

    • I’ve made it using either oil and margarine, but find the oil gives it a lighter texture. As long as you don’t mix and match your measurements, everything works out. I haven’t baked any cake for over 4 years as I never used the oven on the boat and the one here is iffy. I keep setting the smoke alarm off! It’s on the list for household replacements.

  2. Norah Colvin says:

    I agree about the cream cheese frosting. Carrot cake wouldn’t be carrot cake without that!

  3. I’m hungry now 🙂

  4. Have to admit the frosting is my favourite part of any cake.

  5. Charli Mills says:

    Clever take, Di! The cream cheese frosting always takes the prize!

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