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Thursday, 11 August 2011

Passing It On

A little while ago, Michael Nobbs ran a little giveaway for subscribers and I was lucky enough to receive a copy of The Beany and The Hummingbird Bakery - Cake Days book.  I'm sure Michael must have researched me as I love baking (as you all know). 

Anyway, I haven't had a chance to do much baking due to my health, and also I no longer have Chris' housemates to eat them.  Last weekend one of our new neighbours let us know they were having a party for one of their kids.  Instead of complaining I decided it was the perfect opportunity to bake.  I made the vanilla cupcakes using the recipe from my new book (not the most adventurous, but one that is always necessary to try) and covered them in the butter icing recipe recommended.  I used blue dye but as you can see, they turned out green, though still looked delicious.

Chris and I tried one each (got to say, they weren't the best vanilla cupcakes I've made but they were still delicious) and we gave the rest to the party.  I couldn't give them myself (Chris had to take them out for me) but I heard lots and lots of thank yous.  To be honest I didn't bake them for the thank yous - I baked them because I enjoy baking and besides, Michael had made me feel so special by sending that enormous parcel, I felt it was only right that I pass it on.

Has anyone ever surprised you with something you weren't expecting, something that made you feel special and loved?  Did you pass it on?  Let me know in the comments.

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