So I may have lost a few of you who may have been reading my blog now and again... and I can't blame you! I'm sure you may have thought..."Where did she go to? Did she give up on her baking adventures and challenges?"
My answer is, Nowhere... and No! I haven't given up... I merely became sidetracked, for like... only a year. That's not so bad, right? 😅 Right...
I finally worked myself up again to check my blog to actually see when my last entry was... and that was March of last year - 2017. It is now 2018. Wow. So now that I have got that out of the way, it's time to start fresh!
So this blog entry, is just to catch you up on what I've been doing... which is mainly working. My last entry was March last year, which is when I became very busy helping my family with our greenhouse business, which is the usual for this time every year... and so my poor blog was "temporarily" abandoned, which you know, turned into a year. No big deal. Carry on I will. Somewhere during that time I became busy with a few graphic design projects, which was a great experience. A few painting projects, life projects, and occasional poetry writing, and again, life projects and tasks... were all thrown into the mix. And you know... maybe a few shows on Netflix too! If you like foreign shows, like I do, I recommend some Korean dramas, such as Oh My Ghost (recommended to me by a friend), Let's Eat (for the foodie in me!), and I really enjoyed a Taiwanese drama called Just You, which is really adorable and lovely and has lots of life lessons.
Some others include the BBC series Merlin which sort of stole my heart! And two more baking shows for my baking education :) Hey! I was still learning! Sorry Mary! These included Zumbo's Just Desserts, and Nailed It! From these series I learned that I must have perseverance, and a very very strong internal sense of humour directed at failure. These two things will help me accomplish any task in the kitchen, and also in life.
However, over this last year I haven't stopped baking... it's just that, and again I'm really sorry Mary... I think the only recipe I made of yours this year, from last March onwards, is a repeat of your amazing gingerbread cookie recipe...multiple times! During greenhouse season, and for company coming over... and a very very large batch during Christmas time. I even made cowboy shaped ones, and rocking horse ones which I decorated with white chocolate to highlight the details.
I also made birthday cakes for friends, and Mary, and everyone I will tell you that... that... they were not from scratch. I had some help from an old, old friend named Betty Crocker. And now I’m ready to keep learning and challenging myself with my dear Mary Berry. Master Baker.
Here are some photos of my fun with Betty this year. This included cake, cupcakes, and more cakes.
Easter cupcakes! (A year ago/ 2017) Chicks, bunnies, and Mars Bar Rice Krispies Mini Egg Nests.
School bus cake for our friend Marie - cookies, smarties, and sour striped candy.
I forgot to mention The Olympic Winter Games of 2018! I made some cupcakes for that too!
Now this brings to me March of this year... 2018! I didn't make cupcakes for Easter,
however, my sister and I made Pasche eggs, and I made an April Fools Day prank for my Dad-
a chocolate covered mushroom with sprinkles and wafer flowers. Looks pretty, right!
So, I guess this blog entry now leaves me with the hope that I can prevail and continue to bake Mary Berry's sweet desserts. I know now, that realistically, and given it is exactly the same time as last year when I paused on my blog with Mary, every month may not be possible. But I will try and bake and blog as much as I can, when I can. So this blog, may in fact, turn out to be a lifelong goal. There are soooo many recipes! And, if I do return to one blog entry every month, guaranteed, that will be great! But I am going to head in open minded and know realistically that that may not happen every month. So I am going to continue, and take my time, and enjoy this process... however long it may take me. But! I haven't stopped this blog, and I'm not giving up, and I will persevere and have my sense of humour about me as I carry on this baking journey.
So, I will end, like usual, and true to form of The Great British Baking Show,
"Ready, Set, BAKE!"
~*Next Bake Coming Soon*~