Two weeks ago, completely missed by me, What Kate Baked was two years old.
Two whole years of baking, seven hundred and thirty days of owning way above average the amount of recipe books most people require to live a happy (and full) life and 17,531 hours of eating way too much cake.
I wasn't sure whether to mark this anniversary with a 'Best Of...' compilation (too self-indulgent), baking a monstrous second birthday cake (I ran out of time), writing a review of the year ('this year I ate a lot of cake') or just say a big thank you.
I plumped for the fourth option. So, Oscar-style, with my best apron on and using a wooden spoon-microphone I'd like to say a big huge thank you to everyone who takes the time to read and comment on my little blog. It means such a lot. It can be a lonely business this blogging lark. Dreaming up new recipes when unable to sleep at night, wondering which friend to foist yet another cake upon and tap-tap-tapping away on the laptop wondering 'does anyone even give two hoots that this orange cake is is easily digestible with a touch of laryngitis?'. So thank you for reading my random ramblings and saying such lovely things.
Of course, with What Kate Baked now being two years old, am I to expect the 'troublesome twosome' years? Disastrous cakes and spelling mistakes?
And compared to some of the far more long-standing food blogs, two years of blogging is but a crumb in a gigantic croquemboiche.
Anyways, here's a cake to celebrate.
- Using a biscuit cutter in the shape of a teapot and a dusting of icing sugar I created the decoration- can you tell what it is?!
- The Speculoos spread was purchased on that epic French supermarket sweep. But is also available in many large British supermarkets, particularly the one rhyming with Baitpose.