September 30, 2009

Blog Birthday and More Cupcake Fun!

blog birthday cake 2


Today my little blog turned 1!! So exciting, I cant believe its been a full year since I sat down and decided to start my own little experience in blogging. You cant have a birthday without cake right? and any excuse is a good excuse to have cake. I popped into Laurent on my way home from work today and got a chocolate mousse cake.


blog birthday cake 1


It was a delicious cake, very rich, but perfect for the occasion.

blog birthday cake


So what have I achieved in the 12 months to date? well so far I've only eaten at 14 out of the 100 restaurants. Thats only 14%...seems like such a daunting task ahead of me! I've only managed to cooked 10 recipes from the restaurants. I really need to lift my game! Well I have holidays coming soon, so there will be plenty of cooking and eating to come! yay!

For a bit of fun I bring you part two of cupcake fun! I love seeing cupcakes in everyday life, and like I said in my previous post, they seem to be poping up more frequently! I apologize for the bad quality photos, but cupcakes attack at any time, and sometimes I'm only armed with my mobile phone!

First up we have a cupcake bib. Its a great idea, get them addicted early and they will have a long happy life....with cupcakes!

cupcake bib


My trip to work takes me past the Melbourne showgrounds and recently the Royal Show was on. While stopped at a red light, I turned my head and what did I see, cupcakes! Yay! I contemplated buying a ticket to go in and see said cupcake, but then the light turned green and I had to go.


Melbourne show cupcake


Next is good old Riot Art Supply. I find alot of cupcake inspiration/material here. The most recent addition is a cupcake apron.

cupcake apron


Lastly from my local newspaper a story about cupcakes! They also featured a recipe for cupcakes. To view a larger version please double click on the image.

cupcake story2


Tucked in the far corner is a price comparison between iced and un-iced cupcakes. My question to you is, is a cupcake still a cupcake if its un-frosted/iced????

cupcake story


Well that caps the first birthday of this little blog. The song was sung, candles blown out and cake eaten. So bring on the next 12 months, at least there will be cake again next september!!

blog birthday cake gone

20 comments:

Chanel11 said...

Congratulations on your 1 year!

Fiona said...

Happy blogiversary!

FFichiban said...

Happy Blogiversary ^^! Keep on blogging ^^!

Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

Congratulations!! Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear bloggy, happy birthday to you!

Rilsta said...

Happy 1st birthday! I thought you would have baked cupcakes to celebrate the occasion what with your cupcake obsession and all! :)

Karine said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! And that cake sounds amazing:)

susan said...

My first visit and it's your blogisversary! Nope, a cupcake without icing is just a muffin. I just finished baking a batch of pumpkin cupcakes with maple icing! Good for you--buying yourself a cake to celebrate!

Anita said...

Congratulations on 1 year!! You have certainly accomplished a lot! (I think I may have only eaten at one of the restaurants in the top 100)
I really love your blog, you have a fantastic range on here - looking forward to another year! (and more)

P.S. Thanks for your lovely comment on my first post :P

Arwen from Hoglet K said...

Happy Bogday! I reckon if they're un-iced they're patty cakes, and cupcakes are the pretty ones. That mousse cake looks superb.

Trissa said...

Happy Anniversary! Keep on blogging and good luck with reaching the 100 mark! I know you can do it.

Kat Spat said...

happy birthday little baby blog. actually 1 blog year is probably 20 human years or something...

Duncan | syrupandtang said...

Excellent work! Looking forward to more deliciousness in the next twelve months:)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Happpy 1st Blogsoversary Maria! You've done so much in the past year :)

Belle@Ooh, Look said...

Happy blogday, Maria. I love your work and look forward to many more years of it!

Betty said...

YAY! HAppy Blogiversary :) Keep up the great work!

Iron Chef Shellie said...

Happy Birthday Blog =D

Maria@TheGourmetChallenge said...

Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments. Hopefully I can keep you all interested for the next 12 months!

Sheryl said...

Well done with your 1 year Blogiversary =)

May you have many more great blog posts to come!

Neev said...

Hey Maria, Happy 1st Birthday to yr blog. Celebrated well....that cake looks really good.
Smiles for you.

Julia @ Mélanger said...

Ohhhh, happy one year. Fantastic way to celebrate with that deliciously rich cake. I always seem to never achieve everything I want to either, but hey, that's for year two! :)