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Dreaming of dessert that’s mighty fine?
Something rich, creamy, lusciously devine?
Not many desserts would I dare refuse,
but, carrot cake, aah, I will always choose.

My lips smack on that delectable treat,
my hips expand  three inches in a week.
That’s why I watch my caloric intake,
to keep my body at a desirable weight. 

But my carrot cake should I bake,
I may lie about the true intake.
All that frosting atop that cake--
temptation's too great to alleviate.

Confectioners sugar, cream cheese and butter,
add pecans; now that’s a booger!
Cake layers thinner, more icing to cover, 
stacking them high one on another.

I shred my carrots really fine,
stirring and mixing to thoroughly combine;
pour in pan, await oven's chime;
closer now to lip-smacking time!

Won 3rd place in Linda-Marie Bariana's 
       "Dreamy Desserts" Contest
       June 6, 2010

Copyright © Carolyn Henderson

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  1. Date: 1/2/2011 6:45:00 PM
    Carrot Cake...I love it! But I'm on a never ending diet... I really liked the verse which seems like a waning tradition doesn't it.

  1. Date: 7/28/2010 5:01:00 AM
    CAROLYN , I CAN ALMOST FEEL THE SWEET TASTE THROUGH YOUR LYRICAL VERSE ! Thanks for your kind comments on my 'Dream Catcher' ! Love & best wishes , -Raj

  1. Date: 7/12/2010 7:56:00 AM
    Carolyn, You just put 3 inches on my hips reading this yummy poem. I had a piece last week at a well known restaurant and it was horrible. I enjoyed yours better. Thanks for the nice comment you gave on my poem. God Bless, Cile

  1. Date: 6/14/2010 1:01:00 PM
    Mysort of poem.mmmmm Love Roger x

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 7:20:00 AM
    Hey, congrats on this big win, I do LOVE carrot cake! Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 3:20:00 PM
    mmm, carrot cake is one of my favourites :P , enjoyed your poem very much, congratulations on your 3rd place win ~ Sharon :)

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 6:57:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Linda-Marie's Dreamy Desserts contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 8:42:00 PM
    Sounds tasty to me! Congrats on your win in the contest! Dan C

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 8:27:00 PM
    Congrats on the win

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 4:45:00 PM
    Yes, I've got some "nice hips" too! This is a very enjoyable smooth and delightfully written. I enjoyed the different rhyming words in the separate sections ..."ine", "eek", "ake", "o'er" and "ime". REALLY enjoyed this lighthearted poem.

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 2:44:00 PM
    Congratualtions and a lalyered carrot cake would be a heavenly dessert. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 2:40:00 PM
    comin' back for seconds with this yummy carrot cake piece--congrats on the win, Carolyn :) ooh that rhymes too ;) --nikko :)

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 2:06:00 PM
    Never had carrot cake but will now.. congrats

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 1:12:00 PM
    Nice poem, Carolyn. Hey, if it has carrots in it, it must be healthy, right? At least, with carrot cake, you can SEE the pounds when you add them. LOL. Good job, Joe

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 1:09:00 PM
    Congrats Carolyn on your win in my contest with this luscious carrot cake .. and thankxxx for supporting my contest... with luv.. Linda-Marie

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 5:47:00 AM
    you inspired me to cook today after a very long time!! thank you!

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 1:36:00 PM
    Thanks Carolyn, I'm craving carrot cake now! ...mmm, love carrot cake. I love any kind of spicy desserts like that. Yummy!

  1. Date: 6/3/2010 9:42:00 PM
    That cream cheese icing on carrot cake is easy to overindulge on, Carolyn. Delicious poetry! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/3/2010 12:40:00 PM
    great entry. it's what i get every time i visit the buffet. john

  1. Date: 6/2/2010 3:19:00 PM
    Got a chuckle out of this one. Thank you for the day brightener. Best wishes in the contest. Keep on writing! Thank you also for your kind comment. Karen