Sunday, July 7, 2013

First Bloggy Blog Birthday!

One year ago today I sat down and wrote my first blog post! I did not really have any idea what I was doing, or what would come of it, if anything. Well, what a year it has been! First of all I cannot believe it has already been a year! There have been hundreds of trips to the grocery store, pounds and pounds of flour, sugar, and butter, and thousands of pictures (iPhoto hates me)!

I didn't even think I would still be blogging a year later, those first few months I reached barely any readers, but kept on chugging! Five years ago I would have slapped you if you told me I would be "blogger" (I don't know if I actually am one yet). I used to think of bloggers as forty year old men living in their mother's basement with sixty cats blogging about video games. I had never heard of food blogging, lifestyle blogging, or fashion blogging! Oh, what I was missing!

So, on this first bloggy blog birthday I thought I would share how I first discovered food blogging, or at least what I remember as one of my first encounters with a food blog! One day I was googling stuff and I decided to google 'pink peony bouquet', I am not really sure why as I am not getting married and probably will not for a long time! I scrolled through the results, I clicked on one that brought me to this post. I soon fell in love with Sweetapolita! She tells a lovely story of her first date with her husband and how he adorably made her a cake! To my (hopefully) future better half take note of this!! And that is how I fell in love with Sweetapolita and food blogs in general! The rest is history as they say!

In the coming months I have some exciting things relating to the blog that I cannot wait to tell you about, but for now mum is the word!

Now is where you would expect a recipe, but once again you are served another excuse. Here is the story, my oven is not correctly calibrated and my oven thermometer is not working either. I preheated my oven to 375 F degrees, when I put the cupcakes in, the oven thermometer was around 340 F so I bumped the oven up to 385 F. Put the timer on for 9 minutes I come back and the cupcakes are all puffed up and cracking on the tops. They were not quite done in the middle, and I cook them a bit longer. When "the toothpick came out clean", I took them out of the oven to cool. I immediately ate one, and well it was more of a muffin than a cupcake. I have now discovered how muffins are made (higher heat)!

This happened yesterday, and I did not have time to redo the cupcakes muffins so you get pictures of muffin-cupcake things not a recipe! I want to keep working on this recipe because the original photos are drool worthy!

Cheers to Bakelette turning one! 


  1. Happy blog birthday Molly!! I'm glad I found you and can't wait to see what great news you will be sharing soon.

    PS: my first 'blog' I ever read was Sweetapolita too and I've had a crush ever since :)

    1. THANK YOU so much! I cannot wait to share either!
      And I love that we both had the same first read! Connections!
      Did you check out my blogs I love page?! It's a new and shiny...well sort of!

  2. these photos are awesome! no matter how they turned out! okay, now you have me in suspense! dying to know what you are up to missy!

  3. Happy blog-iversary! Looking forward to seeing this recipe you mentioned. In the mean time, I've certainly enjoyed your pictures today...gorgeous. :)
    Tina @

    1. Thank you so much! I hope to perfect it soon and share!