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2009 Cupcake Year in Review

WOW!! What a great year this has been!!! Jan. 10, 2009 was my very first blog post here on JavaCupcake and I wrote about a Mini cupcake Crawl my family and I went on in the Seattle/Tacoma area.  What a great inspiration that was for me to seek out other cupcake lovers, try baking my own cupcakes, and then blog about my experiences!

In February I redesigned my blog to the current layout and I LOVE IT!! It’s been really great to have such a simple, cute, layout that made it easy for my readers to see what my blog was all about.  The content on the side navigation bar has changed some over the year, but the content remains the same.

Over the past year, I’ve posted 17 different cupcake recipes!  I can’t believe it!!   I hope to get in at least one more before the year is over and then next year… shoot for 20 new recipes!!!   Below, I’ve listed all my creations with a link to each post!  It feels like such an accomplishment to see them all in once place!

This year has also brought me some recognition for my blog, which was totally unexpected and very humbling.  I was nominated for a Love! this site award and my story as an Army Wife and Cupcake Blogger was featured on the front page of the Fort Lewis Ranger.  I’ve also had my cupcakes featured on a few other blogs and have had many people use my recipes! Jessie at CakeSpy also featured my review of Retro Bakery on her site and I’ve had honor of being featured on several other sites!

Thank you for everyone who has shown me love and support on this cupcake journey of mine!  It is you, my readers and friends, who have continuously encouraged me to blog and write, even when the people in my own life just didn’t understand.  So… again, thank you!!

I look forward to 2010 and I can’t wait to see what cupcake adventures come my way!

Super moist chocoalte cupcake with a vanilla buttercream (this is is my FAVORITE chocolate recipe!!)
St. Patricks Day cupcakes – Green velvet with Bailey’s Irishcream buttercream
Spring Cupcakes – Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream
Birthday Cupcakes for Dad! – Vanilla cupcake with chocolate buttercream
Lemon & Raspberries – Lemon cupcake with raspberry center with a raspberry buttercream
Mini cuppies – Lemon mini cupcakes with vanilla buttercream
Rainbow Cupcakes – Tricolor cupcake with vanilla buttercream
Peanut Butter Cups (ok ok ok, I know, they aren’t cupcakes!! But hey, they’re shaped like mini cupcakes!!)
Strawberries!! – White butter cupcakes w/ strawberry filling topped w/ strawberry buttercream & fresh strawberry
Browned Butter Blueberry Muffins (again… not a cupcake, but looks like one! hehe)

Java Cupcake

Friday 18th of December 2009

Thank you so much Cakespy and Absentminded Oracle.... your continued love and support has been such a blessing!!! xoxoxo

Absentminded Oracle

Friday 18th of December 2009

What a sweet year you have had. I love it love it love it. Next year will be even more delish!


Thursday 17th of December 2009

I'm beyond delighted to have been part of a super sweet year for you!! Here's to an even sweeter 2010! xoxo