Showing posts from August, 2010

A kitchen of my own!

Even though I'd decided to keep this blog strictly about baking, I was so excited about this that I had to share... and I've managed to put a baking spin on it, too.

This week, my boyfriend and I found our first home! So, as long as our rental application goes through OK, we'll be moving to Frodsham, Cheshire in a few weeks' time. I can't wait! A big part of the excitement comes from finally having a kitchen of my own. I've only ever lived at home, or in shared uni accommodation and so I really can't wait to have a kitchen that I don't have to share with anyone (because I don't think Mike is going to spend much time in there, apart from when he does the washing up, of course!). Hopefully this also means that I'll be able to bake a lot more, too.

It's difficult to know how much stuff to share about myself on my blog. When I first started it, I wanted to keep it fairly anonymous, and pretty much baking only. But I want to appear friendly,…

The simple things

A post I read recently by The Domestic Novice made me feel a lot better about my recent baking activity. Now that it's well known among friends and family that I enjoy baking, when birthdays and occasions roll around it's possibly almost expected that I'll whip something up... not that I mind, of course! But because I've been baking a while, I feel like I'm past the stage where if I make something rubbish, it can be passed off as 'awww, she's trying, bless her!' - which means I hesitate to try something new or different for a special occasion.

So for two recent birthdays, I played it safe and went for batches of simple vanilla or chocolate cupcakes.

They were well received, but I'd been thinking it's time I tried something different that would be a suitable alternative to these for birthdays and other events. I guess working full time again has been a shock to my system, and there hasn't been much time to 'trial' recipes as well as …