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The recipe of success

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!
"Thanks Di ... I tried your chocolate macaron recipe and it worked brilliantly! My family didn't stop raving about them! ..."  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 

Now I can't take credit for either recipe - the macarons were created by Dean Brettschneider and the double choc cookies are the masterful work of Allan Campion and Michelle Curtis.

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!


Isn't it lovely getting comments? I consider them pennies from heaven and love them too. Well done on the lovely comments! :D
Anne said…
Hi Di! It's funny you mention this, about being clear in your recipes. I watched MC last night too and I thought how clear you have to be in your recipe writing these days and never assume your recipe reader can cook. I was looking through my old CWA recipe book the other day and the recipe methods are very, very basic but in those days it was assumed that everyone could cook. The lady making Kate's Hazelnut Torte last night? I couldn't believe it. Yeah, okay. Follow the recipe but sometimes common sense should prevail.

I love your recipes too and wish there were more days in the week, month, year to try every recipe I saw! LOL

Keep up the good work Di (oh, and I'm looking forward to hearing and seeing all about your sister's wedding cake).

Anne xx
Isn't it so nice to hear back from your readers, those macaroons do look amazing!
Anonymous said…
Mama Potter made your chocolate cookies and is heaven!!! Gosh golly your suggestions are being baked everywhere!! Spotter
I would love to try the chocolate macaron recipe next time I get the chance (hope they look as good as these ones do!). I am much more likely to try a recipe if someone else has given it their stamp of approval - so thanks!

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