Happy birthday, dear blog!
Eight years! It's actually pretty impressive. I've been blogging for a LONG time. And I still love it. I've cut down a little, but that's ok - I hope most of my readers don't mind too much. In this past year, I've stopped updating my swedish blog, but again, I think that's ok. And I have a LOT of not-blogged-about-yet recipes to post, so I promise a lot of tasty updates soon! (-ish)
Why I still do it? I guess an e-mail I got tonight pretty much explains it. It's from a reader who made my ruby red beetroot risotto. And she cared enough to actually write me to say how much she enjoyed it and how good it was. I love that. It's not the only reason for blogging, but it sure is a (big) part of the puzzle.
So, cake! I bought a cake last year. And the year before that, I never made one either. So this year, I figured I should at least make one, even if it took minimal effort. Titus was excited at the idea, and immediately decided that it should not have any kind of berries, but instead be decorated with candy.
Being lazy, I bought meringue layers (but in hindsight, I should totally have baked a chocolate cake, it'd have been SO much better) and filled them with a simple hazelnut mousse (made from an awesome hazelnut paste, think Nutella but sans the chocolate) and sliced bananas. Then some whipped cream, and I let Titus have free reign over the candy decorating. Of course.
For my previous birthday cakes, I've made Princess Cake, Black Forest Cake (Swedish style), Budapest Roll, Oscar II:s cake, and a humble vanilla bean jelly roll.