Well, it’s hard to imagine, but Chocolate Log Blog is one year old today. When I re-read my first post and reviewed what I was trying to achieve, it made me realise how much I’ve actually done in the year. Chocolate cakes galore.
I’ve made some friends and discovered some great blogs along the way. I’ve had a recipe published, reviewed a book, sold a cake and hopefully put a smile on a few people’s faces. For National Chocolate Week last October, I made the spiced chocolate cupcakes you can see in the top image. Liskeard, I felt, could do with a surprise. So I took my cupcakes in a basket and offered them to various folk around the town. It was such fun.
I’ve managed to try out a whole heap of recipes I’ve not made before as well as come up with a few of my own.
Despite my protestations to the contrary, I’ve even made a chocolate log. I set to, bought a tin and just got on with it and it turned out to be not nearly as faffy as I thought it would be. I’ve experimented with new ingredients as well as different flavours. I’ve made far more chocolate cake than I would have thought possible a year ago and spent far too much time looking at blogs – good and bad.
Did I hear the word challenges? There were plenty of those.
- How to make something that might taste good but looks a little – hmm – shall we say “sad” into a photogenic edible delight?
- Just trying to get a quarter decent photograph in bad light.
- Turning up without a cake on someone’s birthday and not feeling guilty.
- Trying not to be too disappointed when things didn’t work out as I’d hoped.
- Thinking creatively of what to cook next. Unrealistically raising CT’s expectations of cake every day.
Bored of Chocolate
What has truly amazed me though, is just how many chocolate goodies there are out there and how many more I have to make. And am I bored of chocolate yet? Let me answer like this: I think this blog could be going for some time to come.
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Thanks for visiting Tin and Thyme. I hope you enjoyed my Chocolate Log Blog One Year On post. If you ever make any of my chocolate bakes, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below or via social media. Do share photos on your preferred social media site and use the hashtag #tinandthyme, so I can spot them. For further chocolate inspiration follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest.