Chocolate Almond Carrot Cake

Chocolate Almond Carrot Cake by BakingdomI really wanted to make a cute cake for Easter this year, but I wanted something new…something different and decadent.

For me, decadent almost always requires chocolate. It’s how my brain works.

What’s something quintessentially ‘Easter’ that would be better than ever with chocolate added?

Duh. Carrot cake. Seriously, it just got so much better. I also added almonds, instead of more traditional pecans or walnuts. Happy cake.

Chocolate Almond Carrot Cake with Brown Sugar Swiss Meringue by BakingdomI knew right away that this cake wasn’t going to have the traditional cream cheese frosting that you always see on carrot cakes either. I mean, sure, it would’ve been delicious, but I wanted something lighter and unique. I settled pretty quickly on doing a lovely Swiss meringue frosting, but I gave it a twist by using brown sugar and adding almond extract. The silky, lightly sweet frosting was the perfect compliment to the rich chocolate cake.

I decorated the bottom tier of this cake by using a basic star tip and piping simple loop-de-loops horizontally around the cake. Easy peasy. I found that the best method for this was to do the bottom row of loops first, then do the top row and work your way down, to layer the loops slightly over each other.

Chocolate Almond Easter Carrot Cake by BakingomAnd thanks to Wonderelle, my cake went into cuteness overload with these sweet Love Bunnies. I mean, really, can you even handle the cute? The gorgeous mint green cake stand, and glitzy gold glitter server (and matching knife) are also Wonderelle pieces. Everything you need for a beautiful Easter dessert table in one gorgeous little shop!

Wonderelle Goodies from BakingdomI seriously love all of the pieces I’ve gotten from Wonderelle. They’re all very useful and functional, while still being pretty enough to keep out and display, rather than hiding away in a cabinet. The little set of cupcake stands are a particular favorite. I’m actually using them all around my home to display sweet items (like mini Lalaloopsy dolls in my office).

Wonderelle Display from BakingdomAnd just look how ridiculously cute the Ice Cream Waffle Glass is with pretty straws in it. Fuhgedduhboutit.

Almond Chocolate Carrot Cake by BakingdomAll the spicy goodness of carrot cake, made richer and more decadent with a big shot of cocoa. It doesn’t get much better, friends. Oh wait…then there’s light and lovely brown sugar Swiss meringue buttercream, spiked with almond flavoring.

If you’re not an almond fan, or you have friends or family with a nut allergy, this recipe is still completely wonderful without the almonds and extract. Just replace the almond extract with vanilla extract, and have a happy day! :)

Thank you to Wonderelle for helping my Easter be sweeter and sparklier! After you make the cake, scroll down to enter for a chance to win $200 of your very own to spend at Wonderelle.com!

*Take note that the frosting in this recipe, since it is made with brown sugar, has a darker ivory or tan color. The bottom color on the pink and orange tier is what the frosting looks like without food coloring added. This is important to remember wham adding color, as you won’t achieve the same bright colors you will if you make the frosting with white sugar.

Chocolate Almond Carrot Cake
with Brown Sugar Almond Swiss Meringue Buttercream
Makes 2 8-inch round layers

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE
1/2 cup (4 ounces or 125ml) hot coffee or hot water
2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

1 1/2 cups (about 254g) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (50g) cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups (about 1/2 pound) peeled and shredded carrots
3/4 cup (150g) sugar
1/4 cup (about 64g) brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
2/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 cup chopped almonds

FOR THE FROSTING
5 large egg whites
1 cup (255g) brown sugar, packed
pinch of salt
2 cups (4 sticks or about 450g) unsalted butter, softened and cut into 2 tablespoon chunks
1 teaspoon (5ml) almond extract (or vanilla extract)

Food coloring, optional

 

To make the cake: In a medium bowl, or a two cup measuring cup, add the semi-sweet chocolate to the hot coffee or water and let sit 4 to 5 minutes. Stir until all the chocolate is melted and thoroughly mixed into the water. Set aside until cooled to room temperature.

Once the cocoa/coffee mixture has cooled, preheat oven to 350 degrees (180 C). Grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans (or spray with cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper).

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, or in the bowl of a standing mixer, combine the sugar, brown sugar, and oil; mix well. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl after each addition. Once combined, beat well for 1 to 2 minutes, until the mixture is throughly combined and light in color. Stir in the carrots until evenly distributed.

Sprinkle 1/3 of the flour mixture over the bowl and mix until just combined. Add 1/2 of the chocolate mixture, mixing again until just combined. Repeat with reamining flour and chocolate mixtures, ending with flour. Mix only until flour is just incorporated. Do not over mix. Stir in the almonds until evenly distributed.

Pour the batter into prepared pan(s) and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (baking times may be slightly longer, depending on the pan you use). Place the pan on a wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely before frosting and serving.

 

To make the frosting: In a large bowl, or the bowl of a standing mixer, set over a pot of simmering water, combine the egg whites, sugar, and salt. Heat the mixture, whisking often, until it reaches 160 degrees and the sugar is dissolved.

Remove from heat and whisk on medium high speed until stiff peaks form, about 8-10 minutes. The mixture should also be room temperature, at this point.

With the mixer on medium speed, add the butter, 1 piece at a time, and beat until incorporated before adding another piece. Continue to beat until thick and smooth (if it looks curdled or soupy, just keep beating it until smooth again, another 3 minutes or so). Stir in the almond until incorporated.

Add food coloring, as desired.

 

Recipes by Darla

Wonderelle Giveaway from BakingdomAnd the winner is…

Comment-282…comment #282!

SophieCongratulations, Sophie! I hope you get the cake stand and the mini stands! Splurge! :)

**Whaddaya think? Wanna chance to win $200 to spend at Wonderelle?**

It’s easy! Just visit Wonderelle’s shop, browse around a bit, then return here and answer the following question in the comment section below:

“What will buy from Wonderelle if you win?”

 Personally, I’m completely smitten with the gilded Ice Cream Waffle Glass. Shiny!

Contest ends Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 11:59pm PST, and you’re automatically entered to win when you comment!

Want an extra chance to win? Just follow @Bakingdom on twitter and tweet, “I want to win a $200 gift card to @wonderelleshop from @bakingdom! http://t.co/3mwNBL5kyx” Once you’ve tweeted, return here and leave a comment saying you shared the tweet. Be sure to leave this as a separate comment; each comment is an entry.

For another entry, visit Wonderelle’s Facebook page, and ‘Like’ them. Afterwards, come back here and leave another comment, saying you ‘Liked’ their page.

That’s three opportunities to enter! 

This giveaway is open to international readers.

The winner will be chosen randomly at www.random.org and announced Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014.

I will contact the winner, so don’t forget to add your email in the email section!

**Comments are moderated, so if you’ve never commented before, it will take some time for your comment to appear!**

Good luck with the giveaway!

xo,
Darla

*This is a sponsored giveaway, but my opinions of the products are my own.

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Comments

  1. Steve mathieu says

    Lovely, lovely mini cake holders….or blue vintage swan that reminds me of my Grandma’s house…or owl tea pot….too many fun remindsmeofrainbowandunicornthings to choose from.

  2. Sharon says

    Oh, the baby blue ceramic cake stand and the mini dessert cups would totally be mine! Can’t wait to try the recipe, too! Looks delicious!

  3. Laura M. says

    I would definitely have to get 4 of the waffle cone glasses and then a cake stand (just not sure of which color yet). Their stuff is gorgeous!

  4. Julie says

    I really like the owl teapot. And let’s be honest, I’d totally buy that glitter knife just to see the looks on my guests’ faces.

  5. becca - cookie jar treats says

    Oh my this cake looks so adorable with the little bunnies on it :)

    If I won I would love the Ceramic Cake Stand in Off-White and the set of dessert cups :) Or any of the animal figurines; those things are adorable :)

  6. Alanna S. says

    Welcome back from your hiatus!!
    I need that owl teapot. And the glitter knife. Cake would be a million times better with a glitter knife.

  7. Rebekah G. says

    I would get one of the ceramic cake stands and maybe those cute cat cake toppers. My cakes would be so pretty at church displayed on something other than plastic. Lol

  8. sydney85 says

    Every time I look at Wonderelle’s shop I change my mind there are so many cute things. So for right now I would choose the mini cake stands.

  9. Melina Miralles says

    There are many lovely items! If I win, I would buy the ceramic cake stand and the owl teapot. They are super nice and cute!

  10. Karen says

    Definitely one of the large cake stands, probably the mini cake stands, I also love the owl tea pot and the mini dessert cups!

  11. Luli says

    Oh my goodness, how adorable are these!!
    I took the time to make a wonderful list, I can dream, right?

    Large ceramic cake stand in baby blue, 119.80
    Set of 4 dessert cups, 14.70
    Set of 4 mini cupcake cups, 11.70
    Set of 4 miniature cake stands, 27
    Shipping, 20

    This is what I would buy!

  12. Janice says

    I absolutely NEED those cake stands! I have been on a hunt for a beautiful ceramic white one and theirs certainly takes the cake (heh). Their bunny ring holder would also be a fantastic gift for my brother’s fiance, whose wedding is in a month. It is both beautiful and practical, and would hopefully remind her everyday of how happy I am to have her in the family.

  13. Danielle T. says

    Lovely! I would get the mini cake stand set, the evergreen tree, the love bunnies and a medium cake stand in mint. Then most likely go onto debt getting cake stands in every color, they are gorgeous!

  14. Shirley Wicks says

    I would get a cake stand (hard to choose a color yet!) and the mini cake stands, enough for a dinner party! I liked you on Facebook and Tweeted a comment.

  15. Patricia DeHoag says

    What wouldn’t I buy there?!! I love the blue and pink cake stands, the owl teapot, bunny cake toppers, and glitter servers

  16. Karen Green says

    I am on a cuteness overload!! Lol Would love to get the off white and pink ceramic cake stands. They’d be the perfect setting for my cakes. Thank you so much for this opportunity! :)

  17. Sandra says

    Love the cake, I’ll try to make it! :D
    I would buy the set of 4 miniature cake stands, they are so cute! Though I also love the owl mug ^^

  18. Kristina Sadowski says

    I want most everything on Wonderelle’s site!!

    But realistically, I would probably buy the Love Bunnies Together ring holder and those decorative letters. There are so many great gift ideas for the wedding showers I have coming up this summer. :)

  19. Louise says

    How about the top cake-didn’t see instructions for this one -just use same amount of cake batter and additional smaller cakepan?

  20. says

    This cake is amazing, and perfect for Easter. I love the two different tiers and especially the change up of carrot cake to a chocolate version – never would have thought of that. I love the glitter tart server and mini cake stands from wonderelle.

  21. Crystal says

    I would get the set of 4 cupcake stands! I love baking and I try to bake for my company but I do cupcakes for easy distribution. These would be so adorable to highlight the specific flavors!

  22. Savannah says

    I would let my mom choose if I won. She LOVES everything from Wonderelle, so I know she probably already has some things in mind!

  23. Mary B. says

    It’s hard to decide, but I would probably start with one of those beautiful cake stands on their website…but I love the mini stands, too, and that adorable macaron trinket box!

  24. Jenny says

    I would get the baby blue cake stand (beautiful) or the mini cupcake cups. So cute! Thanks for the chance to win!! and I’m making this cake on Sunday!! :D

  25. Rebecca says

    Oh I love all the cake stands. The bunnies are seriously the cutest things ever.. that money would be spent so fast! Love this cake, it looks so beautiful.

  26. Meagan Hufft says

    I would LOVE to buy the large pink ceramic cake stand and the glitter tart server and matching glitter knife! SOOO shiny and pretty!

  27. Charlotte says

    I would buy the large ceramic cake stand (pink of course), the ice cream waffle glass (also in pink) and the four miniature cake stands!!!!

  28. Angella Thiel says

    I would get a SET OF 4 MINIATURE CAKE STANDS, CERAMIC CAKE STAND OFF-WHITE MEDIUM, OWL TEAPOT WITH LID, OWL MUG WITH LID. Then I would say “Happy Birthday” to me! ;)

  29. Laura says

    I am so smitten with this cake! Even when you only posted a teaser on Facebook. Why have I never thought to couple chocolate and carrot cake?! Beautiful! And the cake looks so moist. May have to scrap my original Easter desserts (yes, plural) and make this beauty.

    I loved the bunny cake toppers and ring holders. And I would get the heart vase.

  30. Mary C says

    OMG I would definitely get the set of 4 mini cake stands, and definitely the owl teapot… AND one of the big cake stands as well. They are all gorgeous!! Who can resist?
    The cake is absolutely beautiful too. Well done Darla. Happy Easter :)

  31. Elizabeth says

    I would love the large cake stand in mint and the love bunnies ring holder!! What a great site, so pretty! Happy Easter!!

  32. Kristine Raess says

    Love your little bunnies to bits, perfect for an easter cake. If I won I would likely get the large blue cake stand, and the owl mug, and then I will go back with my credit card and buy the rest. Because it’s all so Flippin pretty.

  33. Lindsay Lee says

    Oh my word I am in love with every thing on their site! I would buy the min cupcake stands and a cake stand! I have been wanting a cake stand for along time now!

  34. Lourdes says

    I would love to buy the baby blue cake stand and the gold glitter tart server and knife have my name written all over them!!

  35. Debbie D says

    Love the cup cake forms/dishes. First of all, they stack. Important for us with tiny kitchens. Secondly, they can hold a variety of things sweet for snacks and savory, e.g., melted butter for dipping artichokes (how cute would that be!). Then there are the cake stands. Love those as well. Would be hard to choose just one item.

  36. rishma tally says

    I am so divinely obsessed with all thoae recipes . I just want to go n bake the cake now. Look astonishlingly veautiful cake n luv the recipe. I really likes the cake sstands too.:)

  37. says

    Ohh, I love cake stand giveaways. I’m always looking for some that can fit my budget, except there aren’t too many of those! If I were to win, I’d totally score the set of four cupcake stands, a pink cake stand, and maybe that super awesome owl teapot. Can’t decide between the owl teapot and the those cat cake toppers. Too cute.

  38. m_h_r says

    I would definitely buy the owl teapot, it’s so cute! I think I would also buy the baby blue cake stand, cake stands are fun!

  39. Alexandra says

    The bunnies are too stinkin’ cute! We have pet rabbits so they’d be a lovely addition to our decor year round.

  40. Bernadette says

    Mmm, I have been using meringues as my go to icing for years, “silky” is the perfect word for it. Light and slightly sweet but not too sweet and it pairs so well with everything.

    I love the cupcake and dessert cups in those pretty pastels and I think the owl mug with the lid would be a must. :)

  41. Brenda says

    I LIKED the Wonderella site. So many cute things to look at and choose from.
    Thank you for sending me to such a great site. I know my daughter would love that site as well.
    Hope I get picked.
    Thanks,
    Brenda

  42. Lori Clement says

    I’d buy the white cake stand and the cupcake stands. They’d be perfect for displaying my cakes and cupcakes!

  43. Beth says

    Darla,
    I’ve been wanting a cake platter, so there’s that. But ever since my Hogwarts party, I haven’t been able to take down the “Owlery” we set up in a white tent out back. And with owls EVERYWHERE right now, I seem to keep adding more and more little hooters to my collection! So I’d have to have the owl. And the owl cup. And the owl teapot. You know, to enjoy a cuppa out in the owlery! With some chocolate carrot almond cake, of course. Well, or maybe some cookies. I’m better at cookies. Maybe some Rock Cakes… Thanks for the giveaway. I’m glad to see you back after a few weeks!

  44. TracyK says

    It’s all beautiful! I would get the miniature cake stands, the dessert cups and the white cake stand. Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. Susana I. says

    I would get the large ceramic cake stand in mint green and maybe another one, medium blue; but I would like the bunnies ring holder too…

  46. says

    I’d refuse to eat this: TOO beautiful and cute! I’ve attempted merengue buttercream once and failed miserably… this recipe is tempting me to try again tho’ hehe… I’d love a babypink cake stand and some of those adorable dessert cups… <3

  47. Talia says

    Very pretty things in that shop! I’d like the large ceramic cake stand (I don’t have a cake stand!) in mint green, and the Owl teapot! Adorable!

  48. Christi says

    I have a question about the cake, is there supposed to be almonds in the cake? You had stated the almonds could be omitted and the cake would still be delicious, but I didn’t see any almonds in the cake and the only extract is in the frosting. ( not almond or vanilla in the cake) Since the name of the cake is chocolate almond carrot cake I’m guessing there should be some almonds? The recipe sounds yummy!

  49. Sophie says

    Darla, you always make me smile. Oh, and adding chocolate to carrot cake? You are brilliant.

    For the giveaway, my logical side says to get the medium sized baby blue cake stand for regular use but I am also in love with the mini cake stands that are rather impractical for my baking needs, but heck, with $200 I could splurge on both! A girl can dream!

  50. karen Alston says

    I would also buy the ice cream waffle cones but in the yellow/cream. It would be so fun to use
    for dessert after a meal.

  51. Kendra says

    Wow! I never even heard of Wonderelle before! Love their stuff though! And the contest ends the day before my birthday! If I won what would I buy? Probably the icecream waffle class (maybe 2), and lots of the small cups/cupcake stands.

  52. Katherine Ryan says

    I’d choose the Ceramic owl for starters, plus the bunny ring holder, oh and the swan tray… uh, okay a whole bunch of stuff, it’s too hard to choose!

  53. Chainey Kuykendall says

    I’d like to buy a nice cake stand and maybe some plates!!!
    I love your work! Please keep making such delicious-looking foods!

  54. Gauri says

    There are so many beautiful things at the Wonderelle shop! If I had to choose one, I really liked the bunnies ring holder. So cute!!!

  55. Cheryl Ong says

    I would definitely get the pink ceramic cake stand! Probably the large one, since my cakes always turn out much bigger than I plan :p

  56. Marianne Anastasio says

    I love the blue swan and the cupcake containers. Actually there are so many items that I want! The flowers are so beautiful!

  57. Elaine H says

    I know I should be doing homework but the stuff Wonderelle has is so cute! I love the waffle ice cream cone (same as you) and the ceramic stars. :o)

  58. Sajedah says

    I would love to buy the off white ceramic cake stand and the glitter tart server and knife as well are so nice! :)

    i tweeted and liked Wonderelle’s Facebook page as well. :)

  59. Stephanie says

    OMG such a cute website! I’d definitely have to get a large mint green cupcake stand and the love cat cake toppers are the sweetest thing ever but they’re sold out :( hopefully they’d get more in but if not I like the lil ceramic star bowls :3

  60. Johana Kauth says

    Such cute stuff! Really hard to decide :) I think I might have to go with a silver glitter knife and tart server, and those mini cake stands!

  61. Kate says

    I’d get the Ceramic cake stand large in Baby Blue and Mint green and the glitter cake servers….. think I might get them even if I don’t win :)

  62. Chasity Baker says

    Oh my goodness, I love the little owl teapot! As someone who likes to collect cute teapots, I’m reserving a spot just for that one. And the mug would be cute to have, as well!

  63. Mariam says

    Everything from Wonderelle is so pretty a can’t believe I haven’t seen their website before! I would love to get the off-white ceramic stand and the glittery knife/tart server – I can’t resist anything sparkly!

  64. Karishma says

    This is the first ever website has is selling the lovely peonies, I was trying to search them everywhere but was unable to spot the beautiful ones as here. So I would love to have the Peonies Bouquet and The miniature cupcake stands, they are so pretty!

  65. Andrea says

    I love everything!
    Cerámic cake stand pink large 119.80
    Ice cram waffle glasés 16.90
    Set of 4 miniatura cake stand 27
    Cerámica star bolas set
    Macaron trinen box 14.90
    Shop pin 20

  66. Virginia says

    I am in desperate need of cake stands to use for display when I set up at our biannual makers fair and I love the cupcake ones they offer! The colors are perfect.

    I also liked the Facebook page.

  67. Anne says

    I love the waffle cone ice cream dish and the mini cake stands…cute stuff on this site! I also liked them on Facebook!

  68. SabrinaC says

    I would get the macaron trinket case, blue cake stander , the dessert cups and cupcake holders! Maybe even some peonies too! Everything is too beautiful!!

  69. Valentyna says

    I really need a ceramic cake stand for my sun’s birthday in May. The baby blue one is exactly what i was looking for and… after searching on the website I felt in love with the heart vase. I have never seen something like this before. LOVE IT!

  70. Victoria G. says

    Oh my goodness! Wonderbelle is a true treasure and I can’t get enough! I would definitely purchase the set of 4 miniature cake stands! I love the colors and how delicate and sweet they look. I’m going to like this page on Facebook immediately!

  71. Dineen says

    So many fun things on the Wonderelle website but the Owl teapot and the Baby Blue Ceramic cake stand are at the top of my wish list!

  72. MichelleChefNYC says

    I would totally get the Owl teapot and mug, they are so cute! And the glitter tart server, because glitter… lol

  73. Ginny Brennan says

    I would buy the Owl Teapot with Lid and the Owl mug , the mint green cake stand; so hard to decide from all the beautiful items! Thank you for this great giveaway!

  74. Katie says

    I have a list of things I would love to buy!! The ice cream waffle glass, a cake stand in any size or color, the star bowls, the dessert cups, miniture cake stands…that gift card would not last long in my hands.

  75. Ashley W says

    I would purchase the macaroon trinket box first because I absolutely adore macaroons! Then I would buy a cake stand since I don’t own one and really need it. :)

  76. Rose Vernon says

    What a lovely store! If I won, I would love to get the miniature cupcake stands as well as the large pink cake stand! I also ‘liked’ their Facebook. :-) Thank you for the opportunity!

  77. Mary Villegas says

    For starters, I would buy the Deer figurines cake toppers. I love to collect cake stands so at least one would be in my cart. The Love Cats cake toppers, Glitter Tart server and Glitter knife too.

  78. Amanda J says

    If I won I would totally get those ceramic stars… and the macaron trinket box… and the glittery serving utensils….

  79. Eileen says

    I love the arrangement of faux blue and white hydrangeas, roses and dahlias. What a beautful bouget for a reminder of summer.

  80. Erica Medsker says

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter another giveaway! There are some gorgeous peonies in that shop with my name on it! And their ceramic owls – unbelievably cute!!
    Thanks! :]

  81. pha chi says

    I love your giveaway=) if I win I would buy 4 set of mini cupcake cups, a set of 4 dessert cups, a set of 4 miniature cake stands, icecream waffle glass, love bunnies cake toppers and a white cake stand! I love evrything though=/

  82. Abi Dunki-Jacobs says

    AND finally, after browsing their site, I decided that I definitely NEED the four dessert cups to make crème brûlée.

  83. Anna C says

    I would LOVE to have the ceramic cake stands, dessert cups or the ice cream waffle glass for our wedding party on the beach in July! They’re almost too pretty!

  84. Mandy Lee says

    I would buy the glitter knife and tart server in silver, the ceramic star bowls and the love bunnies topper. So adorable!!

  85. Brenda says

    I don’t own any cake stands yet and would love one of those, particularly the blue or mint one. I also ADORE the little bunnies cake toppers and ring holders. Everything is just too cute!

  86. Annette says

    That site is like heaven – full of beautiful things I’d love to have in my kitchen. I really need a cake stand, so if I won I’d probably choose one of the medium ones.

  87. LilMissHK says

    I’d definitely get the Hydrangeas Roses And Dahlias Bouquet in both the White/Green and Lavender/Green since those are going to be my wedding colors! This cake looks delicious!

  88. Georgia Spence says

    Liked Facebook page as I sadly do not have a twitter :( I am in love with u cuteness I would love to treat my mum and I x

  89. Tatajana White says

    Owl mug with lid for sure! I am in love with mugs and owls. A cake stand will have to go on my list with a cake topper (I’m loving the swans) The love cat cake toppers as well. And those star bowls are adorable! The cake looks amazing.

  90. Sarah Perry says

    The chance to shop there is an amazing prize. for me i would have to get the mini cup cake bowl set. so many beautiful items though very hard to choose. i would also treat myself to some of the stunning flowers.

  91. Serene says

    Ohhh, the Wonderelle website is too cute!
    I would buy star bowls, mini cupcake stands and the bunny cake toppers…I love bunnies!

  92. Janine Haghighat says

    OMG i’m too late to enter!! Just found your website yesterday and i love it!
    What to choose at wonderelles it’s too hard! Glittery cutters and cake server, pretty cakestands, those cute star plates! I can’ choose one! !!!
    I’m in love!♡x

  93. Christina Frembling says

    I would definitely buy the owl teapot w/lid and the owl mug w/lid for my friend, Bonnie Hoots who is about together married and has a cupcake business called “Owl Have A Cupcake”. I would also buy the macaroon trinket box for my daughter as a gift for her end of year recital gift. She loves macaroons!

  94. Chelsea says

    The bouquets, of course! They’re hyper-realistic, and what bride-to-be/wedding party wouldn’t love to have a bouquets that don’t wilt? Think of all the extra uses those pretty flowers would get…