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Yep thats right, I’m celebrating my blog’s third birthday. Honestly, I don’t care if people think its weird, but if you’re a blogger you know its a thing to celebrate. Its a blogaversary you could say!

Genuinely, this blog has been utterly life changing. It has grown beyond my expectation and I am still in the stage of “holy s*** WHAT” when I see how many people view my blog daily, and the countries that view here, and even the exact blog posts that are popular each day.

Work in progress

When I first started, it was all a bit vague, and I attempted to post three new recipe posts a week with pretty poor pictures, but I have developed it up into what it is now. I only tend to post one new recipe a week on average as it takes up so much more time then I realised now.

When I am trying to get on with the other factors of running a website such as the social media and the actual building/admin of the website, I run out of time to bake which is a little sad. HOWEVER, I feel like my website has grown to be something that people trust, and enjoy, and thats all that matters to me.

Countries from ALL ACROSS THE WORLD view this daily, and that is mind-blowing. Like genuinely, WHAT?! I can’t believe it. I adore the fact that people bake my recipes across the country, even though I’m only from the south of the UK, it spreads so much further.

Even though I suffer from anxiety, my blog is almost a therapy and a relaxing thing for me, and when I get people tag me in pictures of my recipes, and tag their friends on social media and all the amazing lovely emails and comments I get I just can’t help but enjoy what I do.


I still want this to be my career, and its going that way. With two eBooks released now, and my website growing each month and year I can’t help but thank each and every one of you for your support. In my third year I am on track to get over 5 million views this year, whereas after my first year I was on half a million. It’s grown that much in two years, and its all down to you guys. Thank you!

For the Recipes

For the Method

  • I followed a similar method to my Caramac cake recipe, but used a vanilla buttercream, chocolate drip, and then the mini meringues on top. It’s quite simple, but I think its nice!

Find my other recipes on my Recipes Page!

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  1. Lucinda on September 7, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Hello, I’m making my daughter a cake at the weekend for her birthday and she wants the Vanilla sponge cake with cherry jam, I was wondering could I cover the cake like how you have done with cake? I just wanted the vanilla flavoured covering So thought could I use the amounts you have used here to cover an 8incn cake please?? Any help will be really appreciated x

    • Jane's Patisserie on September 7, 2020 at 2:59 pm

      Yeah I think that would be absolutely fine! It might be good to do a border of buttercream on each layer and fill the middle with jam so it doesn’t spread to the outsides, but otherwise it would work well! X

  2. Lorraine on November 19, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Happy Birthday to your blog! I’ve been following for a few years ago and love it. Many thanks for all the compliments I have received after using one of your recipes 😀

  3. Bakemyday on November 5, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Amazing, well done! You’ve built up a great blog and website, very inspirational!! X

  4. Adrianne Jamieson on November 5, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Congrats, what an achievement!!

  5. Paula O'Dell on November 3, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Happy 3rd birthday….love your recipes….so inspiring 👍🏻

  6. Annette Stirling on November 3, 2017 at 9:53 am

    🎊🎊🎊 Happy Blog Birthday Jane 🎊🎊🎊 I’m trying lots of your cupcakes and they turning out delicious 😋…A wee question ??? Have you tried anything that’s vegan ??? Loving your blog 💕💕💕

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 3, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      Thank you!! I haven’t personally tried too much vegan baking yet as I’m not vegan myself, and not many of my friends are, but its something I’m going to be looking into in the future. 😊

    • Annette Stirling on November 3, 2017 at 4:39 pm

      I have been trying some cakes/loaves and of course cupcakes but would welcome tried & tested recipes 🍰 🍪 🍰 xx

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 4, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      All recipes on my website are tried and tested 🙌

    • Annette Stirling on November 4, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      I’m sorry that should have said I’ve tried some vegan cakes…I do realise you’re recipes are all tried and tested…and they are delicious..👍💕👍💕

  7. Jo Brandrick on November 3, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Happy blog birthday Jane. Love you recipes keep it up x

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