Wednesday, 1 January 2014
It's been a year!
So I haven't blogged in a long, long time! I knew that and kept thinking I should get back to it. I mean it had been a good few months surely?? No, it hadn't, it's been exactly one year! Time really does fly. 2013 was a big year for me, this is always a time to reflect and I had some incredible highs and some fairly big lows too. I have learnt that we should stop waiting for a fantastic year as 12 months without some drama is almost impossible. I've also learnt that the lows often help bring on the highs! I was asked yesterday what my biggest achievement was in 2013 and it took a while to decide. I think it has to be the skydive I completed in September as it kind of sums up my year. Not only did I get to do something I never thought I'd be brave enough for; I also did it to raise money for Tenovus, a charity that has done a lot for my family over the last few years. My skydive will always be a hugely fond memory and I'm glad I was able to share my experience with the person who influenced it the most. Fundraising will be something I hope to continue in 2014, more on that soon. So on to the cakes! Things have been growing at Oh Sugar Cake Company and I've had some busy times over the last 12 months. I have also been taking orders for cakes in 2014 and 2015! There are some very organised brides and grooms out there :) As I've done for the last 2 years I'd like to announce my Cake of the Year. This is a great way to look back at the work I've done and remember the fun (or stress!) of completing a particular cake. It's getting harder to decide, particularly as I do more wedding cakes as they are definitely the best cakes to work on. In third place is a two tier birthday cake that I loved making. It is bright and fun and I was really pleased with the overall finish of this cake. As you can see the toppers are not sugar but I think for children this is probably better as they get to keep the toys too.