Goodbye 2013 – Happy New Year!


Glitzy chocolate cake. I’ll be posting the recipe very soon!

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2014! It seems crazy to me that it’s time to offer these sentiments already, it doesn’t seem like five minutes since last New Year. I know everyone says this, but time really does seem to be whizzing
by at an alarming rate.

My son asked me earlier today if I have any New Years resolutions. I replied no, I don’t believe in them. I thought why do we need a special day in year if we want to change something about ourselves? But I thought about it some more and I’ve decided I do have some resolutions for the year ahead and they are as follows:

Laugh more. It’s good for the soul!

Don’t keep putting things off. If you keep saying “I’ll do it tomorrow” you”ll never get it done.

Worry less about things that may never happen, what will be will be.

Make time for family members/good friends – you never know what’s around the corner.

Concentrate on the positive, not the negative.

Don’t hold grudges – they never do anyone any good.

They may be simple, but those are my resolutions for 2014.

So I will bid you goodnight, I’m going to pour myself a glass of wine and take myself up to bed. I’m going to leave you with a few of my favourite pictures I didn’t share on the blog in 2013. See you in the New Year! Thank you to you all for supporting my little blog over the past couple of years xxx

Hope all your dreams come true in 2014!


My son with the cake he made for his school project back in May. I was so proud!


My youngest son making Coca-Cola cupcakes



Pretty rose meringues


Tom & Jerry cake, vanilla sponge inside


Christening cake I made for my gorgeous nephew last month


Scuba Steve cake I made for my brother a few weeks ago. This was such good fun to make!


12 thoughts on “Goodbye 2013 – Happy New Year!

  1. Your glitzy chocolate cake looks marvelous! I can’t wait for the recipe, are those home made chocolates that you used as garnish?
    Also I love your rose meringues and christening cake. I did a similar engagement cake. did you use gum paste?


    1. Thank you! I didn’t make the chocolates myself, I got them for a Christmas present. I used normal sugarpaste (fondant) for covering the cake and gum paste for the little figure.


  2. Wow, salute with your skills my friend,
    lovin the way you introduced the culinary within your litle heroes too…..
    i guess you should proud of your yourself, i did the same with my nieces an nephews too, hehehe
    Happy New Year and God blessed you all the way then!!!


    1. Thank you! I was going to post the recipe until I remembered I actually have already – if you look in the recipe index for chocolate overload cake, that’s the very one ๐Ÿ™‚


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