happy friday!

first time baker

This week was full of little yet amazing (to me) accomplishments but nothing took the cake like making my first batch of cupcakes from scratch. I’ve been a store-bought cake mix kind of girl my whole life and frankly, baking terrified me to no end.

As you can tell from the photo, I made a mess by using more bowls than I ever really needed. I even thought that “self raising flour” was a substitute for baking powder! Whoops. Joe, of course, had a good laugh but he eventually came to my rescue by acting as my human mixer. The results were de.li.cious!

Here’s to trying new things this weekend! Have a good one!

This week’s three rad links:
• Andrea of Lotus Events asked me to shoot photos for her London Shop Tour posts on Poppytalk. Check out the first one in the series here. Thanks, Andrea!
• Yummy zucchini fritters by Smitten Kitchen
• Home-made shower scrub via Mrs. Lilien

10 thoughts on “happy friday!

  1. How exciting, lots of new adventures for you. I love baking, I think I love feeding the result to people and waiting for their response. My BF’s is usually “it could do with more sugar” ’cause I generally try and bake healthy (and buy crap). Amazing photos over on poppytalk too!

  2. I love the photo… I’m assuming the iphone has the recipe on it. Very modern! I’ve just polished off a bowlful of homemade apple and blackberry crumble (I even picked the blackberries myself). Maybe crumble should be your next baking challenge – very British after all!

    • Would loooovvee to make crumble. I order it practically everytime we have dessert when out dining! Would you share your recipe? And yes, I was working off of the iPhone – so easy!

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