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Baking Cake Celebration cake Fruit

Caramel, coconut and cashew nut cake

Coconut, caramel and cashew nut cake

Happy new year cake lovers! What better way to destroy your good intentions than by baking this delightful and delicious celebration cake! I did this nutty little number to take to a NYE party thrown by my  gorgeous couple friends, Jona and Eilis (who can be seen taking a mahoosive bite out of the cake a little further down this page). The party was great fun, too much fun considering I didn’t get out of bed again until midday on 2nd January… Opps!! Now I’m sitting on the sofa with only one day left before I have to go back to work and normal life resumes. I am totally sulking. Big time. I love my job, don’t get me wrong but I really love lying in bed till silly o’clock, planning my days around what I’m going to eat next. 16 days ago I sat thinking, wowza, I have 17 days off!! 17 days! 17! Days! Whole days! 17! I had so many plans to do amazing things, finish off making cushion covers for the BF’s flat, make my first dress, write loads of inspiring posts for this blog, go on lots of long walks to burn off the Xmas calories. Did I do any of this? No. I felt like it would never pass and I would be on an eternal holiday, I constantly put everything off because I had SO much time to get it all done! Surprisingly, it passed… Turns out that having fun makes time go really quickly. Bring on Christmas 2015 when the boy might finally get his cushion covers…

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Baking Cake Celebration cake Recipes

Gingerbread bundt cake

Gingerbread bundt

  How does one follow on from possibly one of the most exciting weeks you have ever experienced?! With a works Christmas party of course! I’m not normally a fan of Christmas goings on in November (I’m no scrooge but after 10 years of working in retail where Xmas starts in September, you’d understand) but this year feels…. Different. Maybe it’s the effects of last weeks big win? Has it put me in a premature celebratory mood? Probs. So I threw on my vintage 1970’s gold and black frilly frock, slipped into my dancing heels and trotted over to the Le Creuset crimbo shin dig in Winchester. I had been bleating on all week that in no way was I getting drunk. It’s just not professional is it? I don’t want my boss or my big big boss to see me loose control and embarrass myself. No, that would be hideous!

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