>Listography – Top 5 Keyword Searches

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2011, baking, blog stats, kate takes 5, keywords, list, listography, magazines

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It’s Listography time, I do love to write a list, Kate set an interesting one this week.

“To make it even better I’ve got a lovely little Listography for you all that shouldn’t test the brain cells too much – Top 5 Keyword Searches on your Blog”
So here is the top 5 according to my blog stats (excluding my blog name which came 3rd)
  1. New Baking Magazine – Thanks to the review of Baked and Delicious
  2. Baking Magazine – Clearly I am thought to be a great baker
  3. Matthew McConaughey Muscle – Only one I excited about, due to actually my Laminated List for Listgraphy, how funny.
  4. Baking Magazine 2011 – Again with the Baking
  5. Innocent Charm – Not sure what they where looking for but I bet it wasn’t my little Jewellery company.
I was a little disappointed at how run of the mill they were, I am clearly not very interesting. Its quite nice to make yourself look at what is going on with your little blog.
Don’t forget to go check out the other entries.

>Baked and Delicious – Giveaway

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2011, baked and delicious, baking, cupcake, facebook, giveaway, magazines, silicone, twitter

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We are all in for a treat guys and girls, you may remember I have twice posted in the past month about the new British Baking publication Baked and Delicious, you have probably seen their adverts with all the treats they are giving away.


Well I am pleased to announce that courtesy of Baked and Delicious they are giving one lucky reader of my blog the chance to also enjoy the publication as I have.

The lucky winner shall receive advance issues 2 – 5 plus…. *drum roll* the silicone bake ware that accompanies each issue.

How awesome is that, I must say I am a little jealous.

So I here you scream how can I win this wonderful giveaway, well all you have to do to win is tell me your favourite Cake/Desert you like to bake. Simple as that.

You can also get extra entries into the giveaway in the following way.
So a total of 5 entries per person – PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure you leave a different comment for each entry! Winner will be announced on Fri 8th April 2011 & UK entries only please.

So get commenting.
xxx

>Baked and Delicious – Review

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2011, baked and delicious, baking, cupcake, review, silicone

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You may remember my last post showed a new anticipated Baking magazine Baked and Delicious, which was just about to hit British shelves, well I was fortunate enough to be sent a copy of the Magazine by its publishers so I could review it for all my readers.
The Magazine promised to offer “Sweet and Savoury, traditional and modern recipes gorgeously illustrated and full if tips for better baking.” and I must say I was not disappointed. It came with 7-9 recipes for so many different baked goods, including Focaccia, Dundee Cake, Choux Pastry and my all time fave Vanilla Cupcakes.
At first I was unsure if this was enough recipes but then I thought about the fact that its a fortnightly not monthly publication and decided its probably just the right amount. It provides a variety of recipes most of which you could try most nights of the week and to be honest just enough for a fortnight of free time. (which most of us don’t have now a days).
I found the step by step instructions (which come in photo and written description) very helpful and easy to follow, they were clear and if a novice baker you would be able to follow them easily. At this point my only real complaint (and its not much of one) is I wish they did the step by step for every recipe not just a selected few.
I felt it only fair that to review the magazine I should defiantly have tried making something. As time was short for me this week I picked the Vanilla Cupcakes a true favourite and thought lets see how this recipe measures up to the many I have used. I chose to only make 1/2 a dozen and was pleased when I got to use the free silicon cupcake cases that come with the magazine.
I must say I was very pleased with the result, as I stated before the instructions where beautifully easy to follow and the cakes themselves came out delicious ( my hubby added some of the best I have made) the butter cream icing for my personal taste was a little runny but all in all a very tasty recipe.
So shall I be subscribing to the magazine ?
I think I honestly shall, I know I shouldn’t as I have very little space to store it but it does come with a free gift binder in one of the issues along with a whole host of silicone bake ware and cake tins etc and who can say no to such great gifts.
So go check out the magazine and I would love to hear your views.
Kara
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Finished Cupcake
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