Nancy’s Carrot Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Nancy’s Carrot
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Easy
HD Lessons: 7
Decorating time: 4 hours
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Highlights from this tutorial.

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1. Baking the cake

There’s quite a bit of prep in getting everything ready, but once you’re prepared it’s very quick to put everything together.

TIP: Make sure you have pre-heated the oven

After 1 hr and 20 mins the cake is ready. Depending on your depth and size of tin as well as the temp you bake at your timings may vary.

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2. Paul Hollywood’s - cream cheese frosting

In this lesson you’ll need:

50g butter

200g philadelphia cheese (full fat)

100g icing sugar

Zest from one orange

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3. Nigella Lawson’s - cream cheese frosting

In this lesson you’ll need:

175g butter

200g philadelphia cheese (full fat)

215g icing sugar

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4. Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking - cream cheese frosting

120g butter

480g philadelphia cheese (full fat)

300g icing sugar

Vanilla essence

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5. Putting them together

To finish Paul and Nancy apply the cream and add decorations.  

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6. Taste test

Paul and Nancy taste all 3 finished toppings and give their verdict on which one they think is best.

Learn how to make carrot cake with Nancy Bradford (Paul's Mum)...

In this week's tutorial, Paul's Mum Nancy teaches us how to make her fantastic carrot cake!

Nancy first shows us how to make the carrot cake before testing out 3 different cream cheese topping recipes and giving her verdict on the best from...

  • Paul Hollywood
  • Nigella Lawson
  • and Gemma's Big Bolder Baking

This is a fun-filled tutorial, perfect for fans of baking and those looking to discover the best type of cream cheese toppings.

In the following tutorial, you will learn...

  • How to bake an incredibly flavoursome carrot cake.
  • Paul Hollywood's cream cheese frosting recipe
  • Nigella Lawson's cream cheese frosting recipe
  • Gemma's Bigger Bolder Baking cream cheese frosting recipe
  • and much, much more.


Don't forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Paul and rest of the Sugarcraft community on our Facebook group.

Who knows? You may even end up featured in one of our monthly members' cake showcase.


Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford´s mission is to ‘Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams’ by providing a range of cake decorating courses and online tutorials through their website, which currently teaches 195,000+ students.  
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