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A busy start to the 2012!

8 Jan

Happy New Year !

Oh wait I already said that right? We are only 8 days into 2012 and I already feel like 2011 was so long ago. The first week of January are always busy in our house, but the best kind of busy – the fun kind.

Being a January baby is clearly very cool – all my adult life I have always been surrounded by friends that have a birthday at the beginning of January, just like me! And this only means one thing – lots of parties, gifts and of course Cake!

This amazing cake was part of my baking buddy’s surprise Masquerade Ball! I had every intention of taking a picture of the amazing inside of the cake, but my slice was gone before I even thought about it, it was delicious!

Birthdays also mean one other great thing – Presents! And this year I was lucky enough to get some amazing gifts (my hubby and friends know me faaarrr to well)

Including The Cake Book & Mini – Pies – So look forward to a post about my first attempt at mini pies in the future.

And not baking related at all, but something I need to share, the most amazing shoes in the world:

So with everything starting to calm down, I cant wait to get back to baking and decorating again, and sharing it all here! So watch this space!

Here’s a sneak peak at my first 2012 project…

…can you tell what it is yet?

Happy New Year!

1 Jan

Welcome January 1st 2012!

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I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year! Christmas here was a quiet affair spent eating too much food and having afew too many drinks with good friends. As our families are all the way over in the UK, the day wouldnt be complete without crazy Skype conversations with them (with the 8 hour time difference, they were waaaaayyyy ahead on the merriment!)

Noms !

And no Christmas day would be complete without some baking. Taking some time off from cupcakes, and knowing the amount of dinner that would be consumed, dessert consisted of Christmas sugar cookies, Traditional English Mince Pies and the most amazing Ginger snaps (lovingly made by my awesome friend)

So now to 2012…….

After taking a break over the festive period, I have lots planned for the next year. There may be afew changes to this blog in the coming weeks and months (ones I have been planning for awhile, but will now finally get round too), and alot more baking!

I also decided this year to try and take the 365 Days Project over on Flickr, so you can follow me here (I forsee alot of cupcake and kitty pictures)

So what is instore for your 2012? Whatever it may be, I wish you all a Happy and Prosperous start to the year!