Wow what a year this has been indeed! We’ve made it over half way around the world in 80 bakes, ran my first half marathon (raising over £700 for Oxfam!), baked (and devoured) some wonderful (and some not so wonderful…) cakes AND been very lucky indeed to win the Blog North Best Food and Drink Blog Award.
And that’s not even the end of this amazing year’s excitement, it doesn’t all finish there! I’m very excited to let you know that I won the online bake off and £500 of holiday vouchers for my Rosca de Reyes 3 Kings Cake! Amazing! Thank you all so much for reading, commenting and also voting for me. I can’t thank you enough for your support and love. We will be using the £500 of Cosmos Holiday vouchers to book our honeymoon in the new year, a trip somewhere hot and relaxing will be perfect after our wintery wedding (which is taking place in less than 2 days…)! Fingers crossed the cake stays upright!
The lucky winner of the £50 very.co.uk voucher is Jenny B. The company will contact you directly to arrange your voucher. Thank you so much for voting!
I can’t go without mentioning the 4 brilliant bakers and bloggers, in the Rosca de Reyes bake off. They are exceptionally good bakers and I’ve been enjoying their blogs for over a year now and follow them all on twitter. I really recommend checking out their blogs, if you haven’t done so already. They are very talented and inspirational foodie bloggers.
- Karen at Lavender and Lovage
- Helen at Fuss Free Flavours
- Sarah at Maison Cupcake
- Yasmin at Yasmin’s Baking Blog
I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year as much as me. I will be returning shortly as a married baker, with a new name and everything. Looking forward to letting you know how my biggest challenge so far pans out… my 5 tier wedding cake!
Lots of love and happy new year!
Lauren x x x
p.s Now would be a perfect time to have a go at baking your own Rosca de Reyes to celebrate the Epiphany on January 6th.
p.p.s. My golden Rosca de Reyes – 3 Kings Cake even got a mention in the The Mirror within an article about Christmas eats and treats around the world!
Fantastic! Well done Lauren! That’s great that you can use the vouchers for your honeymoon – what perfect timing! Congratulations and very best wishes to you both for your wedding, hope you have a lovely day!
Thank you so much! It was perfect timing indeed! we had a wonderful day and couldn’t be happier. I will be sharing some photos soon! Happy New Year to you and thank you so much for reading x x x
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! It couldn’t have happened at a better time so enjoy your honeymoon, best wishes to you both, have a wonderful wedding!!!
love Jan & John
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Thank you so much Janice! I’m absolutely thrilled. What perfect timing and good luck. Really looking forward to booking our honeymoon very soon! Happy New Year to you and John x x
Lauren, you’re amazing! Can’t believe you’ve achieved all this while arranging your wedding! Inspirational.
Lauren you’re amazing! To have achieved all this while preparing your wedding is really something, very impressive and I hope you have a wonderful holiday with those travel vouchers!
Thank you so much Kribo and thank you so much for travelling to visit us and celebrate with us. Hope you’re enjoying every minute of your adventure. I’m looking forward to reading your next instalment! x x
Big congratulations and a very deserved win. I’m so pleased that you you can put your winnings towards your honeymoon :). I hope you had a wonderful wedding and that you will indulge us in a pic or two of the cake and your dress. X
Hello Fleur, thank you so much! I’m really excited to be planning our honeymoon now. I think somewhere relaxing and hot would be very welcome after all of this rain. We were so lucky that the sun shone for our wedding day! I will definitely be blogging some photos very soon including a full wedding cake special! 😀 Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year! x x
Happy New Year, Lauren! This post is full of awesome things that are happening in your life – congrats on the recipe award, running half a marathon, and getting married!
Happy New Year to you too. Thank you so much for reading! What a year 2012 has been, I’m really looking forward to getting my teeth into 2013! Hope 2013 brings you much happiness. Thank you for the inspiration also, I love your blog! xx