It was a no brainer when it came to deciding on what cake to bake for my son Quincy’s first birthday. Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. It’s my husband’s favorite . . . and mine too, but let’s be honest, there really isn’t a cake I don’t love. I wanted to recreate Karen’s layered version and loved that she left the cake exposed, without all the super sugary frosted sides. It’s perfect for our baby’s first taste of cake and of course, enough frosting for him to make a photo worthy mess of it all. Dig in, Quincy. It’s your birthday!