Is it kosher to throw yourself a party? Today is my 6-month blog-iversary and I could not be more excited about where I am. Getting back in the kitchen has opened up a world of creativity for me, something that I felt I had been lacking since college. Mostly, it has been a stress reliever from my everyday demanding, busy, work life.
I love being in the kitchen and creating desserts for others to enjoy. It was tough over the winter to keep up with snowboarding, work, blogging and traveling but I enjoyed the challenge (most of the time!). I have picked up many books and thumbed through numerous blog posts to help improve my skills. I am so thankful for the guidance I have found through some of the blogs that I follow. There are some amazing and talented folks out there.
Blogging is a full time job in and of itself. Through Beyond Frosting, I have pushed myself to really understand the ins and outs of social media and how they relate to my blog. I have avoided Twitter for years, and finally signed up for an account a couple of months ago. There are days when I don’t have time to open Twitter until I am in bed, and catching up on a days worth of tweets is crazy. It is one of the many ways in which I have come to find new blogs, delicious recipes and seen how relationships can grow without ever meeting a person face to face. Are you on Twitter? Come by and say hi @beyondfrosting.
If I can take a moment to reflect on my accomplishments over the past 6 months, I am happy to see my photography improving and having my submissions accepted to websites like Foodgawker and Tastespotting. I am overjoyed to see my cupcakes appear on various “best of” websites. I am still learning the power of Pinterest, but it is amazing to see what kind of traffic it drives to a blog. It motivates me to continue to push myself in new directions, trying new things and creating desserts to call my own.
The next 6 months looks to be pretty exciting for me. One of my goals for this year was to partner with a brand, and I am excited to announce that I will begin a blogging/brand ambassador partnership this May; stayed tuned! I am traveling to Austin to attend the Blogher Food conference in June, and I hope to meet a few of the faces behind the blogs that I look forward to reading everyday. I am also catering a HUGE wedding this summer with upwards of 300 cupcakes! Mostly, I look forward to continuing to bring creativity from my kitchen to my blog and using my blog as an excuse to consume more cupcakes than I can count. Thanks for reading! Make sure to come back tomorrow for French Toast Poke Cake!
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Here are the top five more popular posts from the past 6 months. Apparently, you all like whipepd cream.
5. Triple Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes
My personal, favorite creation was Cabury Cookie Brittle
My first post to be accepted to Foodgawker was:
Coconut White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cupcakes