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!


  1. You published your travel wallet tutorial early in 2012 which I was lucky enough to trial for you. It was great when we went to New Zealand and will get another outing when we go to Europe in May.
    Have a wonderful holiday and yes, do relax.

    Catherine (Sydney)

  2. hello miss corinne !!!! i just want to thank you for sharing one of the best recipes in the world ^_^ i hope you'll never get tired sharing us your knoledge about baking may God bless you and your family more power thank you again ^_^

  3. Just discovered your blog and what a treat! Your baking is lovely and I look forward to reading former posts. I have not mastered the macaroon and now I'm certainly motivated to try! Many thanks!