365 Days of Cake

Oh my gosh and goodness!

This morning I’ve spent a good chunk of time sorting out my cake pictures and I’m completely overwhelmed by how many cakes I’ve created in the past 3 years. My mind is blown. I’ve never been shy with the fact that sometimes I crumble over cakes, get way too emotionally invested and often have a few tears (although I have been SO good this year) but seeing everything I have achieved makes it all worthwhile. All the late nights, the extra hours and the two jobs: worth it.

I also feel very ashamed because some of these cakes have never been seen by you lovely people.

So, I am giving myself a challenge: to make sure that every day this year I share with you one of my cakes. That means that by 31st December I should have shared with you 365 different cakes, in the aim that I can see how lucky I am to be able to create cakes for your specials days, and hopefully you’ll get some enjoyment out if it too.

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This is going to be super tricky for me because I will need to be super organised in order to not miss a day and I”ll need to remember that I’m doing it. So if you see me slacking – give me a nudge!

We are obviously now 11 days into the year so I’m going to play catch up by sharing cakes 1-11 right here! These first 11 are picked completely at random, were made for all sorts of occasions and some of them date right back to the beginning of 2015! I hope you enjoy them and I hope you enjoy the next year of cakes!!

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Phew, wish me luck,

Vicky

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, cake friends!

Phew, how did we even get here! January 2017 already. I know that in reality it’s really only a day later but I do find something refreshing about the start of a new year; I feel more get up and go, more refreshed and more ready for a challenge. Maybe that’s why, once again, I am giving this blog another go. Only this year, I am ready! After being spoilt rotten at Christmas I now have diaries and planners galore and I am going to make sure I make the most of them and keep myself on track.

But before we move forward, let’s look back a little:

Some lovely life events happened in 2016: Kurtis and I bought our first home, he popped the question while we were on a family holiday in South Africa and we got cats! Talk about being blessed. There were such exciting things that still take up most of my thoughts each day: how should we decorate this room, where should we put this, oh my gosh, how cute are the fur babies, will everyone have a lovely time at the wedding, OMG, will I actually find THE dress… I am so lucky to have these decisions to make and equally as lucky to have a Kurtis. Awwwww…

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I had a couple of lovely travel adventures this year to South Africa in October and Vienna in December. SA was a mega group travelling experience; 10 of us went over and sometimes we were travelling about as a group of 16! But we had some amazing South African experiences, oh and did I mention I got engaged? Highlights includes walking with ellies, leopard and cheetah spotting, pothole exploring, and… oh yeah, getting engaged! And then we had Vienna which was a fun filled weekend of drinking mulled wine, walking and general carrying on!

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And then there were cakes. I am so lucky to have some wonderful people trusting me with their cakes. I had a personal triumph this year with overcoming my wedding cake fear which gripped me so terribly in 2015. I have learned so much about trusting myself and it has made the world of difference. And of course that goes for my other cakes too, which I have enjoyed so very much. And I can’t wait to push myself even further this year!

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So there we go, 2016 all wrapped up and it was quite alright actually. I feel it deserves a toast… Is there any more fizz left…?

Love and bubbles,

Vicky