My 10 Favourite Posts of 2011

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For some reason, I can’t stop exclaiming “Happy New Year!” to anyone who will listen, or even just random passersby. I’m really on fire for 2012, and it’s only two days in. As for 2011, it was definitely a busy and fulfilling year. No major life changes, but a whirlwind of baking, cake decorating, writing, sharing, photographing and family time–a dream come true, really. In (even more) review and reflection of my first year blogging and the end of 2011, yesterday I posted Your 10 Favourite Posts of 2011, based on statistics. I always find that sort of thing so interesting, because sometimes the posts that are the most frequently shared or read, are different than the ones that I hold closest to my baked-good-loving heart. This realization came to me when one of my sugar sisters, Melissa, and a few other friends mentioned that I left their favourites out of last night’s list (you guys are too kind!). In most cases, my favourite posts are a combination of the yummiest recipes (for my taste) and, of course, my emotional attachment to each one, for one reason or another–yes, I am a tad sentimental. So, just for giggles, here is a list of 10 of my favourite posts from 2011:

#10. Chocolate-Dipped Brownies with Sprinkles

#9. Dark Chocolate Chiffon Cake with Fluffy Rosewater Frosting

#8. Campfire Delight: 6-Layer Rich Chocolate Malted & Toasted Marshmallow Cake

#7. Cinnabon-Style Gourmet Cinnamon Buns

#6. Bakery Style Vanilla Cupcakes

#5. Six-Layer Dark Chocolate & Strawberry Buttercream Cake

#4. Licorice Delight: Vanilla Almond & Anise Cupcakes

#3. Ruffles & Roses: A Mad(ish) Tea Party

#2. Autumn Delight Cake

And, maybe it’s the energy, the colours, the peanut butter Swiss meringue buttercream or just my little cakelets in action, but my favourite post from 2011 is…

#1. Art is Joy: Painted Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Cakes

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Best of Sweetapolita: Your 10 Favourite Posts of 2011

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Happy 2012 to you, my friends!

Are you ready for a new year? Have you jumped right into your resolutions full-force? I sure hope that “no more cake eating” isn’t on your list of 2012 goals. As I get ready to do more baking and creating this year (more than ever), I’ve been reflecting on the collection of cakes & confections I posted in 2011 (my first year of blogging), and what the most popular posts were (this fascinates me!), according to statistics here on the blog.

So, just for fun, I’d love to share the 10 most popular posts on Sweetapolita in 2011 (starting with #10):

#10. Triple Lemon Blueberry Cake

#9. Classic Vanilla Butter Cake

#8. Neapolitan 5-Layer Birthday Cake with Strawberry Frosting

#7. Dark Chocolate Raspberry Buttercream Cake with Ganache Drizzle

#6. Fluffy Vanilla Cake with Whipped Vanilla Bean Frosting

#5. For the Love of Fondant Asparagus (and 8-Layer Cakes)

#4. Rich & Ruffled Chocolate Celebration Cake

#3. Rainbow Doodle Birthday Cake

#2. Campfire Delight: 6-Layer Rich Chocolate Malted & Toasted Marshmallow Cake

And, apparently you all love sprinkles & chocolate as much as I do…

#1. Cake Batter & Sprinkle Bark

Did your favourite recipe make the list?

What an exciting year of blogging it’s been, and I want to thank you so much for spending time with me here on Sweetapolita–I mean that. Because of you, I love life more than ever. Because of you, I am the happiest I’ve been in many years. And, because of you, I want to bake, photograph and share recipes all day long. So this year, together, let’s bake ourselves silly!

To see my favourites from the year, check out Best of Sweetapolita: My 10 Favourite Posts of 2011!

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