lovetomtom turned one!
I know it’s July already but June was such a busy month with lots of exciting things going on that I’m a bit behind. One exciting thing that happened was lovetomtom’s first anniversary.
It is hard to believe that I have been blogging for a year now. I had no idea where lovetomtom would take me when I started and it has been and continues to be so much fun! Without getting too mushy, can I just say a really big thank you for reading, commenting, following and being a part of the lovetomtom family.
There is only one way to celebrate such an occasion and that’s with cake of course! Seeing as I’m making cake, and a blogiversary cake at that, it’s a no brainer that this cake is recipe of the month. I should say this post is late because it took me so long to decide what to bake! Because this was going to be a treat for me (and Mr B if I left him some), I couldn’t decide if I should bake something new, bake an old favourite or even treat myself and go out for cake. Indecisive much?!
In the end, I looked to one person that makes my stomach grumble every time I see her cakes and that is Molly from My name is Yeh. I knew it was going to be a hard task recreating one of her masterpieces as decorating cakes is not my strong point but practise makes perfect and I decided to give it a go. I came across this gorgeous guest post she did for the JewHungry Blog , A Birthday Cake for Two and that is what I made. Please be sure to read the recipe and look at how beautiful Molly decorates her cakes otherwise this next bit will make no sense at all!
The recipe is quick, easy and delicious and you can decorate it however you like. I’ll be honest, the first one I decorated didn’t quite work out how I planned. I made cupcake versions of this cake, in two sizes, small and large so I could layer them into a pretty mountain of delicious cake smothered in rich buttery icing. Topped with sprinkles of course! But with my heavy hand, it ended up looking like a very sad, pudgy, lopsided mountain of mess. My patience was running thin at this point as I just wanted to eat the thing! I needed a guaranteed winner. I had the cupcake, icing and sprinkles ready to go so I simply put the three together. A far cry for Molly’s works of art and I’d say she would be mortified with my end result. Because the recipe is for two, I think this is perfect for me to practise my decorating skills which means I will probably have to bake, bake, bake and bake some more!