Saturday, 30 March 2013

The Cakeyboi Alphabet - L and Blogger Awards

Last month I was extremely lucky to be awarded two blogger awards – The Liebester Award from Ryan at Baked with Kindness and The Versatile Blogger Award from Kat over at The Baking Explorer. I figured I must be doing something right to be presented with these!

The Liebster Award is for bloggers with less than 300 followers and the recipient nominates eleven fellow bloggers asking them eleven random questions. The rules state that a nominee must link back to the blogger from whom they received a nomination. The nominee will write eleven random facts about themselves and then answer the eleven questions that have been set for them. They will then nominate another eleven bloggers and post eleven questions to them.

The Versatile Blogger Award’s rules are sorta similar
1.Thank the person who gave you the award
2. Include a link to their blog
3. Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you've discovered recently or follow regularly
4. Nominate those 15 blogs/bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award (include a link back to your post!)
5. Finally, tell the people you nominated (and your blog readers) 7 things about yourself

Well, to be honest I’ve been stressing about how I’m going to do both of these awards justice.  Thinking of 18 questions, 26 bloggers etc. was going to br a tall order. So I’m going to cheat (please forgive me) and award both awards to 13 fellow bloggers (splitting the difference), and answer the 11 questions posed by Ryan, state 11 random facts about myself and ask another 11 of the recipients. This will incorporate the Verstile Blogger award too. It will be entirely up to the recipient which award to pass on...

Answers to Ryan’s Questions

1.                  What is the worst baking accident you've ever had?
Usually burning cakes to cinders as I have forgotten they are in the oven!

2.                  What is your favourite cookbook?
Outsider Tart’s Baked in America

3.                  Scone (as in stone) or scone (as in gone)?
Scone (as in gone)

4.                  Do you have pets?
No pets, wish I could have a dog though, but not at home often enough sadly

5.                  Have you ever bought something and passed it off as homemade?
I don’t believe I ever have – I’d feel too guilty

6.                  Have you ever met someone famous? Who was it?
I’ve met Danny Wallace at a book signing

7.                  Cake, pastries, bread, or biscuits - which do you bake the most?
Probably biscuits (cookies, if they count)

8.                  Cake, pastries, bread, or biscuits - which gives you the most hassle?
Pastries! Pastry is my nemesis

9.                  Do you sing and/or dance in public?
I have sung karaoke in my youth, and danced – but not for a long time!

10.              Do you prefer to be too warm or too cold?
            I’d rather be too warm. Good question as my office has problems with cold tatties and hot scones!!

Random Facts about Myself:

I have hypermobility syndrome (can bend limbs quite freakishly!)
I lost 3 ½ stone between 2011 and 2012
I have a second cousin who wrote ‘Proud’ with Heather Small (you know, ‘What have you done today…’)
I once had heart surgery for a condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
I was auditioned for the Great British Bake Off 2013, but never heard back 
I once auditioned for the Million Pound Drop but didn’t hear back
My favourite musical is Wicked
I used to spirit level the pictures in my home to make sure they were straight (I got a life thankfully!)
The first single I ever bought was ‘Mull of Kintyre’ by Wings
My favourite Soap was Knots Landing
I am a quarter Italian

Questions for Recipients:

What was your first pet?
Tea or coffee?
If you could be any cartoon character who would it be any why?
Who is your favourite TV chef?
What colour eyes do you have?
Indian or Chinese cuisine?
Have you ever fallen asleep in the cinema? If so what was the movie?
Gym or sofa?
Is there a blog you aspire to be as successful as? If so, what is the site?
When was the last time you recorded on to a video cassette?
Paul Hollywood or Mary Berry?

Lastly my nominees are:
Stephanie @ Kitchen Frolic
Stephanie @ Munch I Munch
Becca @ Becca Bakes

Thanks again to Ryan and Kat!


  1. Very interesting - I too have hypermobility and am freakishly bendy but the down side is that I do suffer quite badly with hand and finger pain.

    1. I do too from time to time. Knees are my worst!
      We do have lots in common don't we CC?!

    2. I'm starting to think we might be the same person!!!!

  2. Very interesting facts and well done on the other award too! I have that Baked In America book too :)

  3. You have a second cousin who co-wrote ‘Proud’ and yet Danny Wallace is your famous person? I think you're being modest - you could probably make a very impressive famous people list. That's what I said to Prince Charles, Bono and the Pope, anyway. Many thanks for nominating me. One question, though: I'm familiar with sofas but what's a gym?

  4. Mull Of Kintyre?... I didn't think you were so cheesy. But what better tune for a late-night singsong?
    I have met Dave Gorman several times - he is the far superior f the Wallace/Gorman duo!
    Thanks for this. I will try and respond to it sometime this century.
    Love all the random facts!
    Lou. X

  5. Great learning more about you! Very cool about the relation who co-wrote proud, and I had to google who Danny Wallace was! haha. I've done both those awards before but thanks for nominating me! and I'll agree with outside tart being an awesome recipe book! I liked your qu's too so I'll tell you I fell asleep in the Hobbit the other month and got in big trouble with my husband for that one! even though he knows I don't like fantasy type films and was only going along to please him anyways! Plus if i was going to be a cartoon character I'd be Jem...from Jem and the Holograms since she has pink hair, rocks it on the guitar and we pretty much have the same name!

  6. Thanks for these comments guys :)


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