Note Acetate sheets are available from craft and office supply shops.
"My mama is a busy, busy woman. If she were baking this cake, she would probably opt to buy pre-shredded carrots from the supermarket. She likes baking shortcuts, and it's quite possible she doesn't know where her box grater is (or if the handle is still attached to it). I'm not going to lie. I've bought pre-shredded carrots, and the results weren't one bit terrible. But at the farmers' market, they've got yellow carrots and purple carrots and orange carrots that actually taste like something. And they will make your cake better if you use them." You'll need to begin this recipe a day ahead.