Monday, June 18, 2012


I am a day late.

Yesterday was 3 years since I started my blog. It has been an amazing journey! :)  Through this blog I have met some wonderfully inspiring, encouraging, generous and friendly people, both online and, fortunately for me, in real life.
My blog has 176 followers and has had more than 43,000 visitors!
Thank you to every single one of you!!!

Yesterday was also my birthday.

I tried a new cupcake recipe. I made a batch of vanilla cupcakes using a recipe from Magnolia Bakery. I have never watched an episode of SATC, but I have heard of the Magnolia Bakery. :)

The cakes were delicious! I also have to admit, you are never too old to lick the bowl...yum!! hehe!  

The rose on the top of the cake was made by pressing coloured fondant into a silicon mold. I love how they turned out!

Just for fun here is a photo of me on my 8th birthday. (quite some years ago! Lol) Mum made and decorated the cake. I wanted to be a nurse when I was 8 years old.
Mum also made the red coat and the tartan skirt. I wore that skirt for years!

I'll be back soon with a finish.


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIRIAM!! And Happy Blog Birthday too. You little cake looks delicious, esp with the fondant rose on top. I Hope you had a wonderful day. xo

  2. Happy Birthday!! I just want the red sprinkles on top--yum!! What a precious picture of your 8th birthday--just seems like it was not that long ago----Hope you have a great birthday week (my new custom).
    That means a small gift to yourself every day!!

  3. Congratulations!!!!! love you're rose... and the little roses in the baltimore quilt

  4. belated happy birthday,have a nice week,i am glad that i found your blog,susi

  5. Happy Happy Happy Birthday!
    I still want to go to that bakery I know a lot of people that have and say its wonderful!

    Look how happy you are in that picture, too cute
    I had a skirt like that too wore it for years I still love tartan plaids!

  6. happy 3rd birthday.......a great milestone.........looking forward to the next 3.......

    Happy birthday too......I saw them demonstrating the moulds at the quilt show........very cute......

  7. Happy birthday sweet Miriam! What a cute picture.
    The cupcake looks delicious.

  8. Happy birthday and blogiversary for yesterday Miriam. That photo of young you is cute. Love the rose on the cupcake.

  9. Happy Birthday a day late! easy for you to remember your blog anniversary too. Years seem to fly by when you blog for some reason.

  10. Happy, happy birthday and congratulations on a successful blogging journey. Little cup cake looks delicious. Great photo of little you.

  11. Happy birthday. I am enjoying your cupcake calorie free!

  12. Happy birthday and congratulations on your wonderful blog.

  13. Happy Birthday Miriam! Here's to many more years of happiness.

  14. Happy Birthday!!
    Very pretty cupcake - yum
    Love the red coat - I have one today ;-)
    The smile on your face is delightful.

  15. Happy Birthday Miriam! What a sweet picture of you on your 8th birthday - you're a cutie :0)

  16. Happy Birthday to you and 3 years of blogging, cool!

  17. Happy Birthday! Happy Blogiversary! You look SO happy in that photo - so cute!

  18. Happy Birthday!!! The cupcake looks delicious and the pic of you is adorable!

  19. Happy Belated Birthday Miriam! That magnolia recipe is a favorite here -- your cupcake looks awesome!

  20. Happiest of Birthdays to you!!!
    and happy blog birthday too.
    I loved the photo, so cute in the coat and skirt your mom made.
    they say we are our most authentic at about 8 years old - you look so happy and full of life! Love it!

  21. Happy Birthday and congrats on the bloggy anniversary :-) as it happens its my birthday today... so happy birthday fellow June baby :-)