I'd love to say I've been doing something glamorous for the last yearish offline but to be honest apart from baking the odd tower of cupcakes (such as the one below) I've been camera-less while reading, sleeping, neglecting my e-mails, doing a spot of gardening (see below below) and baking the odd tower of cupcakes.
The world has been battered and bruised since the last asparagus season and with the next one shortly arriving to a plate near you I'm remaining quietly optimistic that 2009 will be the Year of the Cupcake, helping to keep the Big Bad Recessionary Wolf (not to mention the three poorly little pigs) firmly from my door.
For that reason once I get my hands on a decent camera again the blog will become a mini-portfolio for the always good value cupcakes that folks order to sweeten their celebrations with family and friends. As I don't have a shop front as such I'm hoping the site will reassure potential customers that their virtual order will result in real live cupcakes, baked with as much love as I can muster at 4am. If anyone wants to leave their sugar-fuelled compliments I'll accept them with as much grace as I can muster after 2 1/2 hours sleep.
I have my biggest order to date this weekend (200 cupcakes) and once I've manouvered my way round the 25kg bags of sugar in my kitchen I'll let you know how I get on, by 2010 at the latest I swear.
P.S. The cupcake recipe is here for anyone who'd like to go the DIY route.