When I started this blog in 2007 under the name "Fuzzykoala's Caketastic™ Adventures," I had no idea how much I would fall in love with the food blogging community. (Heck, I didn't even know such a vast community even existed!) Through various cooking groups and contests, I've been introduced to so many wonderful and kind fellow bakers/cooks. The level of talent out there is astounding--in the kitchen, behind the camera, or at the keyboard penning amazing narratives! Their blogs have provided a continual source of inspiration for growth as well as a treasure trove of "must try" recipes. (Don't believe me? Check out a few of the ones listed on my Blogroll.)
Overall, it's been a wonderful (and delicious!) journey filled with great learning experiences and the occasional kitchen disaster. As we celebrate this blog's 3rd birthday, let's take a look back at Kitchen Koala through the years:
August 2007: The original design, chosen from one of Blogger's standard templates.
A close friend always joked that my bakery name (should I ever open one) could be The Fuzzykoala Cake Company. Thus was born the address http://fuzzykoalacakecompany.blogspot.com , where "Fuzzykoala's Caketastic™ Adventures" could be found for the next three years.
Later that year: Another standard Blogger template. Blog tweaks and HTML edits were still too scary for me to even think about.
Sometime in 2008: I got brave and decided to shell out a few bucks for a custom blog design. This one is courtesy of Delicious Design Studio.
October 2009: Hours of tinkering with Photoshop and editing HTML codes resulted in a blog design I could truly call my own. It was cute, sweet, and frilly.
January 2010: I dropped the long name and blog address and adopted a newer, simpler one: Kitchen Koala. The switch from a .blogspot address to a .net was easy, and now I had an e-mail address and Twitter user name to match. (Note: I don't currently use Twitter, but I signed up to snatch up the name...you know, in case I decide to use later)
|Holey moley, do your eyes deceive? |
Of all the rainbow-colored desserts I've featured on the blog, I had yet to include poor, lowly INDIGO in any of them. Until now.
Congrats, Indigo Koala...it's your time to shine! :)