Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The year that was all about baking (again)

I ended 2012 with a doll cake....

And started 2013 with vanilla macarons.

Nice, yeah? If I had to name one great baking achievement for me last year, it would hands down be conquering the macaron.

I know it's a cliche to say that time went by so fast.  But it is so true.  It really did.  For me, the year didn't go from day to day.  Or week to week......  It went from cake to cake.  My calendar was filled with what cake to bake on this day, what cake to decorate the next.  I hope that didn't sound like I was complaining.

We are going on a holiday overseas in less than 2 weeks so I have been forbidden by my family to make any more cakes till we get back.  I need a break.  I guess we all do.

Actually, I have not been feeling very well since yesterday.  A virus has been going around our family since before Christmas. So yes, a good rest is in order.

2012 was a terribly busy year.  I did not blog as much.  I don't even remember if I shared any new recipes or tutorials.  I think I did make two new patterns early on and that was about it (as far as sewing is concerned).  See? Can't even recall.  Everything seems such a blur.

The new school year commences as soon as we return from our trip.  We will have two graduations in the family this year, one from Year 12 and one from Year 6.  Those are certainly something to look forward to!

Hope you all had a great start to the year.  Will be back soon!