this past weekend we had a pirate birthday party with veggie squid and sausage treasure chests. we also had canon (meat)balls, but they never made it on camera... how I love that sometimes it is just more than okay to go all in on cake decoration. as the party was a pirate party, the cake was a treasure island... it was very well recieved! underneath all the decoration was a simple carrot cake, inspired by this recipe with a lemon and cream cheese frosting. I did make a few changes to the carrot muffins, I reduced the sugar to 150 g (75g muscovado sugar and 75g cane sugar), and finally I made one large cake rather than muffins (be aware that it needs a bit longer baking time in the owen)... the cake turned out perfect, moist and tasty... I really like this combination of cinnamon and muscovado sugar.