30 Cakes (13/30)

This year had a good feeling from the start. Perhaps because the dread that afflicted me from about the day after my 26th birthday had finally worn off. Perhaps because it started as one of those years that felt like neat things were going to happen. Perhaps because turning 30 isn’t so bad after all.

Whatever the case, this year calls for more celebration than just one day. How am I celebrating, you ask? Well, by making, baking, or just plain ordering 30 different cakes before my next birthday.

A little more than halfway there, number 13 is one I made myself.

No. 13: Elderflower and Lemon

No. 13: Elderflower and Lemon

It’s been so nice outside lately that I wanted to make something to celebrate blue, cloudless skies and warm sunny lawns. Having recently purchased a new bottle of Ikea’s elderflower syrup and a couple of extra lemons, inspiration was right there in the fridge. The cake is Martha Stewart’s plain vanilla layer cake plus the juice and zest of one lemon. The butter cream has a not-so-little touch of elderflower. Together they turn out to be a perfect pair for the steadily strengthening summer!

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2 thoughts on “30 Cakes (13/30)

  1. Tina says:

    I don’t know why more women don’t pass this on, but your 30’s are seriously the best years of your life (so far). Ask any woman, I find that most will say that the thirties rock.

    • Every day of this year that passes makes me agree with this more and more. Cheers to knowing what kinds of clothes look good on you, how to feed yourself properly, respecting yourself enough to make personal times that really count for something, and having enough confidence to tackle the littlest and biggest problems yet!

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