Ds2's yummy looking cake...
To illustrate, here is a picture of ds2's first birthday cake (an Annabel Karmel recipe no less). Looks nice doesn't it? Underneath all the icing lay a cake that was too terrible for words, dry and tasteless and not the sort of thing you asked for seconds of. My family were speechless.
I thought then that I'd try to use my blog as a bit of encouragement for myself in this area. Although largely I'm talking to myself at the moment, if its on the web for all to see then it will serve as an incentive for me to pull my socks up and get stuck in, won't it?
So, if anyone is actually reading this and thinks they have a cake or biscuit recipe that might be worth me trying then please send me a comment or email. I'll give anything a try and will be sure to blog about it and include photographs for your entertainment!