It’s a special day around my little corner of the internet! Today is the one year blog birthday for Bake.Eat.Repeat. Which seems a little crazy to me.
I honestly can’t even believe that I’ve been doing this blogging thing for a year already. The year has really flown by. Although I’m pretty sure I can attribute that to the fact that I’m getting old and have kids and am now one of those people that incessantly talk about how fast the years are going.
Didn’t that always drive you crazy as a kid? When you’d hear grown-ups lamenting how fast time was going and all you could think is that the days were dragging by and school would never end? Well now I understand. Because time really DOES go too fast. Wasn’t I just getting married yesterday with thoughts of children ages away? And now I have a daughter that is nine years old and almost taller than me, and my baby is turning four this week. Crazy.
I think part of the reason for the year going so quickly does have to do with this blog though. It most definitely keeps me busy. Busier than I ever expected it to, to be honest. I had no idea what kind of time would go into this when I started. I had a vague idea of snapping a few photos and tossing them up on the internet with a brief little blurb about how awesome the food was.
Yeah. That’s not really the extent of it. Who knew?
Blogging takes up a ridiculous amount of time. I had no idea. But I also had no idea how much I would enjoy it. When I started this blog a year ago, after a LOT of urging on my husband’s part, I wasn’t really sure if it would be for me. Heck, it took me months just to come up with a name and learn enough about blogging to feel confident enough to take the plunge. And that only happened because one night my husband sat down at the computer, bought me a domain, and said go. Otherwise I’d probably still be thinking about it.
I didn’t even tell my family and friends about it until I’d been doing it for seven months. SEVEN months. That’s a long time to keep a rather time consuming part of your life a secret! Now I think it was silly not to tell people, but I wanted to make sure that I actually enjoyed doing it, and was planning on continuing, before I told anyone about it.
So….all that being said to get to cake. Because what’s a birthday without cake? And I’m pretty proud of this little blog of mine and what I’ve managed to build it into over the last year. So we needed some cake to celebrate! And this cake is pretty darn amazing. It’s a triple chocolate strawberry mousse cake that is a rich, decadent treat, and a chocolate lover’s dream. The bottom layer is flourless chocolate cake, the middle is a dark chocolate mousse, and the top layer is white chocolate strawberry mousse. Served with some more fresh strawberries it is absolutely divine. If you wanted to get all fancy you could even top it with a chocolate ganache, which was actually my initial thought, but I ran out of time the day I made this! And it certainly wasn’t lacking in the chocolate department without it!
This blog takes up a lot of time, and makes my days go even faster than they otherwise would, but I’m so happy that my husband convinced me to start it. I love so many things about this hobby – from the food, and the photography, to the pleasant surprise of actually making friends through it. Of course, there’s also the social media, which continues to baffle me, but whatever, I’ll figure it out one day!
Plus there’s all of you, that come here and read what I have to write, and leave me amazing comments every day that make me smile. So thank you for reading, and commenting, and making this blog what it is. Let’s have some cake and celebrate!