My 10 Favourite Posts of 2011
Image sourceFor some reason, I can't stop exclaiming "Happy New Year!" to anyone who will listen, or even just random passersby. I'm really on fire for 2012, and it's only two days in. As for 2011, it was definitely a busy and fulfilling year. No major life changes, but a whirlwind of baking, cake decorating, writing, sharing, photographing and family time--a dream come true, really. In (even more) review and reflection of my first year blogging and the end of 2011, yesterday I posted Your 10 Favourite Posts of 2011, based on statistics. I always find that sort of thing so interesting, because sometimes the posts that are the most frequently shared or read, are different than the ones that I hold closest to my baked-good-loving heart. This realization came to me when one of my sugar sisters, Melissa, and a few other friends mentioned that I left their favourites out of last night's list (you guys are too kind!). In most cases, my favourite posts are a combination of the yummiest recipes (for my taste) and, of course, my emotional attachment to each one, for one reason or another--yes, I am a tad sentimental. So, just for giggles, here is a list of 10 of my favourite posts from 2011: #10. Chocolate-Dipped Brownies with Sprinkles #9. Dark Chocolate Chiffon Cake with Fluffy Rosewater Frosting #8. Campfire Delight: 6-Layer Rich Chocolate Malted & Toasted Marshmallow Cake #7. Cinnabon-Style Gourmet Cinnamon Buns #6. Bakery Style Vanilla Cupcakes #5. Six-Layer Dark Chocolate & Strawberry Buttercream Cake #4. Licorice Delight: Vanilla Almond & Anise Cupcakes #3. Ruffles & Roses: A Mad(ish) Tea Party #2. Autumn Delight Cake And, maybe it's the energy, the colours, the peanut butter Swiss meringue buttercream or just my little cakelets in action, but my favourite post from 2011 is... #1. Art is Joy: Painted Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Cakes See you soon!
- Rosie Alyea