So here I am forcing down a tuna salad and snacking on grapes. The joys of healthy eating.
I attempted to make some healthy muffins today only to find they didn't come with a baking time (who does that?!) and tasted like I was being punished for my weekend-fondue-binge.
I went through what I now am going to refer to as "bakers depression" and almost put Lydia Bakes on indefinite hiatus.
Not long after, I was trawling my baking photos and found some old cake pictures from late last year. I found a very plain-jane cake that took me a few minutes to create which I posted on Facebook and received awesome feedback on.
Positive re-enforcement. That's just what I needed. I couldn't remember what the cake was for so I checked the Facebook post. That's when I re-read everyone's comments. Oh the love! No more feeling sorry for myself and my terrible terrible muffins.
So I thought I might as well share this 'amazing' cake. The recipe is just my plain (mix in one bowl) chocolate cake recipe and you can use the rose swirl cupcake decorating technique just the same on the sides.
Thanks to everyone who left me encouraging and empathetic comments. Every now and then you just want to have a moan and it's nice to know you listened and made me feel loved!