Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 recap

Everyone is doing end of the year recaps, so I figured I should too!

In 2012, I wrote 40 blog posts.

Top 5 most viewed posts in 2012 were :

1. Crackle buns that I turned into a turtle (that one got a feature on the kitchn! who hoo!)

2. Oreo chocolate cake I made for my Oreo-loving daughter's 5th birthday because I was too buzy/lazy to decorate her a pretty cake

3. Banana peanut butter pie I made with the Baked Sunday Mornings crew (this picture got featured on Baked's blog The National Baking Society)

4. Pineapple upside-down cake, probably the cake I enjoyed eating the most all year.

5. Vanilla bean macarons filled with nutella ganache, because macarons are still in, and nutella is... nutella!

I baked along with the Baked Sunday Mornings crew 14 times this year.

I tool part in 9 challenges with the Daring Bakers, skipping January (scones), October (mille-feuille) and November (12 days of cookies).

Of these 40 posts, 16 of them got accepted by Tastespotting. (yah!)

I also decorated a bunch of cakes that I didn't blog about...

I had a blast in 2012. Here's to a sweet 2013!


  1. I love the wedding cake (last pic), so professionally done! And kudos to tastespotting bonanza- I know how fiddly it gets to be accepted! Hope to see more of your sweet creations this year!

  2. I love the way the Oreo cookie came out. Simple, but awesome!!! Congrats on tastespotting. They are super picky. Happy New Year!!

  3. Wow! I am totally impressed! What a beautiful recap!

    Looking forward to baking our way through 2013!

    Wishing you a fabulous eNew Year! xoxo

  4. omg! the five year old me in the early '80s would have LOVED that strawberry shortcake cake! i'm so happy she's making a comeback!

  5. I am DYING over your cake decorating skills!!!

    Can you recommend a perfect birthday cake? It's for my daughter's first birthday - preferably chocolate cake, vanilla frosting, and something extra is great too (caramel, etc.). THANKS!

    1. Thanks! *blush*

      I would bake my standard chocolate cake ( with the frosting from these cupcakes (, with, or without the caramel! YUM!

  6. Wonderful, thank you! Seriously, your cake decorating skills are unbelievable. If you were closer (I'm in Boston), I'd ask if you would teach a decorating class!

    If you ever have time (!), I would love a tutorial on your techniques.

    1. I can certainly point you in the right direction if you have something specific in mind :)

  7. I'm wondering about your non-blogged about cake with confetti crumbs on top. Is that from momofuku milk bar? It looks great.

    1. yes, that was the first of 3 layers of milk bar's birthday layer cake. it was awesome, but i wasn't able to decorated prettily enough to post it on the blog :) seems that's an ongoing thing with me and recipes from that book!


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