I love getting feedback from Di-licious Cupcakes readers. Every time a new comment comes in I feel a surge of cake love spreading across the blogishpere. It seems I'm not the only one who thinks that life is too short to eat bad cake!
And the cake love isn't just limited to the blog site. Di-licious Cupcakes is also on Facebook and Twitter for the more socially connected reader (although I confess I still struggle with Twitter.....) Following is as easy as clicking on the pretty icons at the top right hand side of the blog, just under the banner.
And this weekend, my embryonic social networking adventures have struck gold - two fans (friends) wrote to tell me about their success with recipes featured on Di-licious Cupcakes! Woo hoo!
Katie, via Facebook
"I was up at 8am this morning, making some di-licious double choc chip cookies and they were absolutely di-licious!" Leah, via Facebook
But by testing and sharing these recipes with you on this blog, I'm becoming an alternative cookbook - an online resource for aspiring bakers who want recipes that actually work and don't just look pretty (although I must confess my photos were kind of nice to look at).
If you watched MasterChef Australia last night, you would have seen just how much work is involved in creating and testing a recipe for a cookbook. It gave me a lot of food for thought for what might be one day. It also renewed my admiration of the many talented food bloggers out there who have put in the hard work and have secured a book publishing deal. Cookbooks aren't just for celebrity chefs!
So if you try a recipe from Di-licious Cupcakes, let me know how you went - the good and the bad! Share a photo on my Facebook page and share the cake love with the rest of the world!