1 January 2014

Hi there 2014. Catch you later 2013.

Well that's another year over and done with. Where did all the time go?

2013 was an interesting year for me. It was one of the very best but also one of the very worst. Although, I think I say that about every year that passes! There is always some very major highs accompanied by some rather heartbreaking lows.

December is always a favourite time of mine as it involves both my birthday and Christmas, so there's lots of family time - and presents! Yippeeeeee! This year was even better as I got to spend most of it with my best friend. Here's my monthly video recap of the past month. December treated me very well.

One thing I did in 2013 that I'm most proud of was setting goals for my year. At the end of 2012 I sat down and wrote out a few things I wanted to achieve during the year. 

These were my goals for 2013…

  • Turn Sugar Push into a business
  • Reach 300 likes on the Sugar Push Facebook
  • Visit America for 2 weeks
  • Save a certain amount of money by the end of the year to fund trip to Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Art in 2014

Well, needless to say all of these have been achieved! Each and every one ticked off my list - some much sooner than I expected! When I wrote this list I had less than 100 followers on the Sugar Push Facebook page, and I'd never have thought for a second that by the end of the year it would be well over 1000! 

I have to say a big thank you to you. Whoever you are! If you're reading this, you've probably been supporting me in some way with my big cake adventure during 2013. Or if this is your first visit to the blog, at least by reading this you've given me a moment of your time. I am so grateful to be able to share my journey (and cakes!) with you all. 

So now that it's 2014 (Happy New Year!) it's time to set new goals. Here we go…
  • Stick to strict budget and save the final amount needed for college
  • Attend Bonnie Gorden College and pass Confectionary Arts Diploma Programme with flying colours 
  • Write at least one handwritten letter per week (look out friends - your letterboxes may soon be full!)
  • Improve photography (note: especially food photography) so start FMS photo a day challenge on instagram

Here's hoping I can tick these off in 2014 as well as I did my goals last year!

I cannot encourage you enough to set some goals for yourself. Don't think of them as resolutions. Resolutions never last long - or at least, not for me! They are simply reminders of things you want to achieve during the year. A to do list of sorts! 

Now I shall leave you with some snap shots of my cakes from December. 

My birthday cake - design based on these gorgeous cocktail invitations by blog Oh Happy Day!
Huge congratulations to Hailey and Montie on their wedding! One of my biggest projects for the year!
Best of luck to Marek on his new adventure! And finally, my favourite cake of 2013.
Adri's 21st Alice in Wonderland themed cake is still my all time favourite cake.
Another goal for 2014 should be to create a cake that I love more than this one!

2014… let's do this!


  1. CUTEST CAKES EVER!! You sound like you kicked ass this year! :D
    Would you like to be penpals? You can email me at jaime.e.faulkner@gmail.com for my address if you'd like!

    1. Thanks Jaime! I sent you an email! :)


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