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!