25 Aug 2016

Celebrating my blog's 1st birthday


They say the older you get the faster time goes and that is for sure with the last 12 months. Yep, 12 months ago on 25th August I posted my first blog post. You can view it here if you would like to see it.


And over the last 12 months I have worked my socks off to create various different blog posts from fashion, beauty, days out and blog collabs. And it's been so much fun. My high lights include meeting other bloggers at my first Blog Meet Up earlier this year and engaging with bloggers online.
Oh and creating posts of all the things I love.

And to celebrate my blog's 1st birthday I bring you a recipe to make a yummy Lemon Drizzle cake! (Great timing actually as ties in perfectly with Great British Bake Off!).
And this post is in collaboration of one of my favourite home ware stores Dunelm. The lovely people from Dunelm have sent me some beautiful baking goodies. The range is called the Candy Rose collection as is right up my street. Think Cath Kidston, country kitchen style. Floral and patterned.

So I set about using my new products to make a birthday cake! Read below for my photo guide on how to make this delicious treat!





1. Set the oven to 180 degrees and grease the inside of a 20cm cake tin



2. With an electric mixer, beat the butter, with the caster sugar until light and creamy. Beat the eggs in and fold in the vanilla extract, lemon zest and juice and the sifted flour.






3. Spoon the mix into the cake tin and bake for 40 minutes or until lightly golden. To see if the cake is fully cooked stick a cocktail stick into the middle of 5 seconds. If it comes out clean then the cake is cooked. Place on a rack to cool.



To make the lemon syrup and icing: 

1. Heat the sugar and lemon juice in a pan until the sugar has dissolved. While your cake is still warm, make lot's of little holes in the top with a cocktail stick and pour your syrup over.



2. For the icing, sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add the lemon zest and juice. Stir until smooth.



3. When the cake is almost cool, put on a serving plate and pour the icing carefully over the top. Either pour onto the middle and allow to disperse down the sides or create your own design.

And voila, your cake is ready for eating!






If you loved my Dunelm bake ware, which included:

Candy Rose apron
Candy Rose oven gloves
Candy Rose plate
Candy Rose baking board
Candy Rose place mats
Cake Stand

You can find the whole range here.

I hope you enjoyed this birthday post and I'd love to know if you make a lemon drizzle cake. Also what is your favourite cake to make?

Happy baking!

Lot's of love,


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  1. Congratulations on reaching a milestone! <3 You have such a lovely blog.

    Nicole | In The Life of NM

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    1. Hi Nicole. Thank you! That makes me very happy that you like it! :) xx

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