First Year Blogaversary

Posted on Feb 22, 2014

1 year ago today I posted my first blog post, malted chocolate cupcakes and I started a journey that at times has been difficult and a little bit stressful but also hugely rewarding and lots and lots of fun.

I have made some really wonderful Internet friends who run their own amazing blogs and some who just love food.

It can at times be really hard work running a blog, especially when you have a job that takes you away from home and you also enjoy a life outside of blogging.

But all that aside, I feel I have achieved something. My photography has gotten better my experiments in the kitchen are far more successful these days and I love blogging, its so much fun. And I consider it an achievement that I never gave up and that I have made it this far. 12 months down… bring on the next 12 months of heavenly baking fun 😀

For my first year Blogaversary here is a run down of my most popular recipes in the last 12 months:

1. Peanut Butter Cupcakes

peanut butter cupcake

2. Chocolate and Beetroot Cupcakes

3 chocolate and beetroot cupcakes

3. Millionaires Caramel Shortcake


4. Salted Caramel Sauce

arial shot of caramel sauce in a jar with a spoon

5. Millionaires Cheesecake

millionaires cheesecake

6. Homemade Hot Chocolate Drinking Powder

homemade hot chocolate drinking powder

7. Vanilla and Yellow Plum Jam

Vanilla and yellow plum jam

8. Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes

lemon and blueberry cupcakes

9. Homemade Chocolate Syrup

homemade chocolate syrup

10. Sweet Vanilla Pastry Jam Tarts 

Sweet Vanilla Pastry Jam Tarts

I’d really like to thank everyone who has stopped by to read my little corner of the Internet, I’m really touched and surprised everyday that anyone would want stop by to read what I have to say let alone drop a note to say hi 🙂 so thanks again to everyone and I hope you stick around for the next 12 months.

Emma 😀


  1. Hey Emma
    Happy blogovasary! my sister and i were oooing and ahhing over the pretty yummy bakes you’ve made. We look forward to lots more!

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    • Hi Cupcake Girl 😀 Thank you very much for your kind words.

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    • Hi Brianna, thank you so much for your kind words. It’s been great to meet you and here is to the next 12 months 😀

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  2. Congratulations Emma and happy anniversary! So glad we got to know each other through blogging over the year. Your treats always look amazing and you give some great tutorials on how to make them. Loved this round up – my favorite was your peanut butter cupcakes too but all your photos are always stunning as if I can reach in and grab a bite 🙂 You are always so nice and sincere and I can’t wait to see what the next 12 months of heavenly baking you bring 🙂 Cheers my friend!

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    • Hi Kelly thank you so much for all your kind words and continual support its been so good to meet you too over this last year and all your recipes are so amazing as well. I am sure things will go great for both of us over the coming year as your family grows I am sure your site will as well 😀 Cheers to you as well and here is to the next 12 months 😀

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  3. Congrats on your blogaversary! Of course the peanut butter cupcakes are the most popular. They look delicious and include peanut butter! I can’t wait to see what this year brings. You always have amazing recipes. 😀

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    • Thank you Miranda for all your kind words. Peanut butter is the best I really must use it more often in my baking! Thanks again and have a great week 😀

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  4. I can see why these are the top ten. These photos are smashing!

    Happy Anniversary!

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    • Hi Maureen, thank you so much for all your kind words 😀

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