Saturday, 23 August 2008

MASCARPONE BANANA CAKE & BLOGGERVERSARY

being frugal & practical : my 1st bloggerversary cake was made with leftover frozen bananas

My 1st year bloggerversary [sic?] passed (last month) uncelebrated. I was so busy with the Castle Cake and just life in general that I didn't really think too much about how far I've come with my blog. I thought that I ought to at least thank the many visitors to my blog for their thoughtful comments and to the many "lurkers" out there who just stop by for a looksie...

The other day, I wanted a change for my blog.

A big change.

Not just colour, but a total revamping. I do this often with my hair too. Sometimes I just go into my hairstylist and say to him that I need a change. Sometimes I regret saying that--kind of. I did that a few weeks ago and my long hair is now a chin length asymmetrical bob. I don't like it because I think it's too short, but I asked for it and it's a good cut. So I'll stop whining about it 'cause it'll grow back.

As you can see, I went from black to all girlie pink. You know I hate pink, but I love cake...and cupcakes in particular. So I couldn't pass up this template. In the middle of the excitement of foolin' with my template in html, I kind of hit the wrong button and changed everything permanently before really thinking things through. I lost all my widgets. I screwed up a bunch of settings.

I hate html. That's of course because I have no idea what I'm doing. I just kind of cross my fingers and my toes and hope all goes well. I figure the world's not going to end if I give it a try. So here it is. Tell me what you think! Be honest! I was hesitant in changing from an all black template to a primarily white one because I know that black conserves energy and white doesn't. So though this isn't exactly a green template, it'll do for a while. Besides, it's too late to change! I saved my old template but I'm in too deep now. There's no going back. So please excuse the construction mess for a while.

While tinkering with the html in my template, I even dared to "expand" my widgets and fiddle with adding those expandable post summaries. Unfortunately, I have no idea what to do with my past posts that all now have a "read more" at the bottom but don't really take you anywhere because there isn't more to be read. I guess I'll just start from here on. I think I totally need the expandable post summaries because I tend to be verbose and blah blah a bit too much. But heck, that's what a blog's for, isn't it? It's my soapbox to the world.

Sherry Yard's Mascarpone Banana Cake isn't fancy and isn't frosted, but it is quite yummy and will do quite well for my bloggerversary. I expended my energy with changing the look of my blog and didn't quite have any more patience to bake a real layer cake. The rich mascarpone provides a moist crumb and who doesn't love banana cake?

19 comments:

Manggy said...

Hey, happy bloggerversary! I just realized that I also seriously have cake on the brain-- 36/66 desserts are cake. Sigh :) I do love the new look!
It figures-- just when I wanted to get Desserts by the Yard, all the copies suddenly vanished from the shelves! :D

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hey,hey
a very happy blogger anniversary to you.....your posts are so amazingly full of information and creations that i simply get bowled over. this banana cake is so nice and well made..i must try it..thnaks for sharing it !

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Happy happy bloggerversary!!! I love the new look! It's very fresh and cakey! Lol! Love the header! And the banana cake must have a wonderful texture! I also wanted to change my blog look, I'm not really feeling the love roght know, but i have the same html thoughts as you or maybe i'm just too lazy... Oh well it will stay like that for a while and I'll just come here when I want to see a nice blog, lol!

Eileen said...

Great idea to celebrate your bloggerversary! I'll have to remember that when I turn one in December.

Eileen (passions to pastry)
www.livingtastefully.com

Ingrid said...

Lookin' good! Happy
Bloggerversary!
~ingrid

Tartelette said...

Happy blog anniversary! Love the new site design! Well done!!
The cake sounds delicious...and I have everything to make it :)

Sally said...

Happy bloggerversary to you. I love your blog, old and even more so the NEW.
Well done.
10 gold stars to you.

Ning said...

Happy Happy Blog Anniversary! Banana Cakes are delicious, leftovers or not... and your new look (reminds me of Pink Cupcakes?) is nice!

Vera said...

Congratulations! And many, many more years to come!

The cake looks and sounds just wonderful!

Y said...

Happy blog birthday!
(mascarpone and banana in a cake.. gasp!)

Y said...

Oh, and I love the new look, especially those cupcakes :)

RecipeGirl said...

Well, this is my first visit to your blog but happy blogaversary anyways! I like the color scheme... good for a baking blog. I personally don't care for the black-themed blogs. Too dark. Not very cheery. Your pics and posts are great. I'll be back...

Oh, and that banana cake sounds terrific!

Snooky doodle said...

happy bloggerversary. I like your blog. Thanks for visiting mine. If you give me your e mail address i can send you the cherry mousse recipe

cakewardrobe said...

i love the new look in lieu of your anniversary! I am launching a website soon myself! :)

Kate / Kajal said...

Happy Bloggie birthday !

Kevin said...

Congrats on one year of tasty posts! I really like the sound of using mascarpone in a banana cake.

Maria said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the looks of your banana cake!!

Schnuppschnuess said...

Happy bloggerversary! I like the new design.

Cakebrain said...

Thank you everyone for the kind words and support! Without you, I'd be bloggin' to myself! therapeutic perhaps, but not as much fun nor as rewarding!

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