It's been 365 days since my first ever Milk and Cookies post, which means that my blog has just turned 1 year old!
I am notorious for missing birthdays, ecpecially those of close friends and loved ones. And since this blog is very dear to me, it would only be right that I would only realise it has turned 1 year old the day of its actual birthday. So I'm sorry poor little blog, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
I can't believe that after 1 year and 165 posts later, I am still here raving and ranting about the things I put into my mouth or rather, the things I make my family and friends put into their mouths. And ever since this very first post, who knew that I would keep going and survive it, a year on, still baking and still eating a bevvy of sugary treats. It's a wonder how my waistline has survived such a sugar hit over the past 12 months!
And I must say the most marked difference from this post and the more recent ones is how my photography has improved. You might be enjoying the ones I take now, but if you have a look at earlier posts, you wouldn't exactly consider them to be eye candy. Not one to toot my own horn, but this first photograph I took of Ginger Cookies, looks so appaling in comparison to newer photographs that it actually makes me cringe.
It's only thanks to my photographer buddies and of course the community of food bloggers who have been so helpful in pushing and nurturing those latent photographic skills; it was all in there somewhere, it just had to be squeezed out. Not only have I found a passion for food, but also one for photography.
I still can't believe that when I first started this blog, that making it 365 days later would even be possible but here I am exactly a year on and still loving it. I can attribute it mostly to the support I have experienced from all of my readers that continue to frequent this blog. I am still quite shocked and at the same time eternally grateful that you stop by at all. So THANK YOU.
Now, there's still a long way to go in terms of baking, blogging and photography skills, but I am glad to have had the courage to take the initial step and forge the way ahead. Personally I have learned so much and gained so much from this whole experience and excercise of blogging. And not to mention the handful of amazing people I have met along the way.
No doubt I will encounter more and hopefully accomplish more, but it's always nice to see yourself doing something you have always wanted to do and not just talk about something you've always wanted to do, which I know I've been guily of many times. So here's to turning ambitions into reality!
As for the cake pictured above, it's a Lumberjack Cake, I made this cake some weeks ago but never posted about it for some reason. I guess fate would have it that I would need a photo of a cake that spelled out celebration and there it would be just waiting to be used.
Lumberjack Cake recipe coming next!