Week 7 – Play Chef

Hello there,

As we continue with the 52 Week Blogging Challenge, this weeks topic came at the right time.

Week 7 Play chefblog

I love cooking, I don’t do it every day because of time constraints, but I definitely cook up a storm on the weekends.  I also love learning how to make new things.  Recently I discovered a love for baking and have recently teamed up Nkululeko Mbhele of Lamontville to features some of his amazing creations and recipes on the blog. (COMING SOON).

This weekend I decided to make a cake for the family, I may love to cook but I am not a great baker.  I was making a chocolate cake based on the ingredients Nkululeko had given me.  My observations normal cooking is far easier, and yes you can ruin a cake.  Pictures of what Nkululeko’s version looked like and what I ended up with are below.  There is a reason one he owns the bakery, and I do not.


Nkululeko Choc Cake1




The good news is the family seemed to enjoy it so at least that a relief. Chat soon

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  • Reply Cassi

    It’s definitely all about the taste not what the food looks like!
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    February 16, 2016 at 4:31 pm
    • Reply lindiwem

      Hello Cassi thanks for coming by yes this is true, i dont ever think i will make the pretty cakes but at least my family will enjoy it

      February 19, 2016 at 12:24 am
  • Reply Brittany

    This is hilarious!! I’m glad the result was still tasty. I’m also glad you posted this. I think that so many of us as mothers, co-workers, and bloggers spend a lot of time talking about how to get things right, and we forget to show that perfection does not always look the way we expect.

    February 16, 2016 at 4:46 pm
    • Reply lindiwem

      Thank you Brittany I enjoyed making it and I enjoyed that it didnt have to be perfect . Yes you are sometime we let perfect get in the way of good enough

      February 19, 2016 at 12:23 am
  • Reply Diane @runninrocker

    Hmmmm well, at least your cake tasted good!! LOL I definitely think baking can be more difficult that cooking a meal. Every year, my friend hosts a cookie party and it’s almost a thing, a known thing, that mine will not be the most attractive. She always takes pity though and I seem to win for best tasting or else she gives me the hostess pick prize. I love seeing what other, more creative, guests come up with though.
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    February 17, 2016 at 12:44 am
    • Reply lindiwem

      Hello Diane I love that you go every year and submit something good for you

      February 19, 2016 at 12:21 am
  • Reply Moipone

    as long as they enjoyed that is a winner in my books, next time you will get the presentation

    February 17, 2016 at 10:55 am
  • Reply Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy

    I love to cook & bake! I’m self taught, and I’m a good baker, but believe, I still have some epic fails from time to time.

    I think as long as it’s edible, it’s all good!

    February 17, 2016 at 8:36 pm
    • Reply lindiwem

      Hello Judy would love to take a look at some of your easy recipes please i am learning so much as i go along

      February 19, 2016 at 12:18 am
  • Reply Shannon @GirlsGotSole

    Well, I’m sure it tasted good! I know I couldn’t make that, not even as good as yours. It’s all about the thought that truly counts. 🙂

    February 18, 2016 at 3:25 am
    • Reply lindiwem

      Oh my dear you can trust me

      February 19, 2016 at 12:16 am
  • Reply Jenn @ Run With Sole

    Hey, a cake is a cake!! I’m sure it was delicious!! And I agree – regular cooking is far easier than baking. Baking is a science experiment! Glad to “meet” you through Kristy’s blog hop!
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    February 18, 2016 at 5:23 am
    • Reply lindiwem

      Hello Jenn I will keep trying maybe one day it will be even better 🙂 but im glad my family was so happy with this one thank you for commecting take care

      February 19, 2016 at 12:15 am
  • Reply Nicola @ Running Happy

    I love seeing what things are supposed to look like compared to what they actually look like. I know that cookbook photos have been lit to perfection, are artfully composed and mine will never look as good, but it doesn’t stop me from trying.

    I’m sure your cake was just as delicious as the original and I hope you carry on experimenting with baking.
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    February 20, 2016 at 12:33 am
    • Reply lindiwem

      Hello Nicola thank you for your lovely words the cake was lovely nmot as great as the original but my family enjoyed it

      February 23, 2016 at 9:20 am
  • Reply Karen @ Fit in France

    Love this blogger challenge, I was not aware. Thanks for sharing ! And even if you cake looks differently than the picture, I am sure it tasted great !
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    February 20, 2016 at 9:44 am
    • Reply lindiwem

      Hello Karen thank you so much for stopping by

      February 23, 2016 at 9:18 am
  • Reply Kaleigh Codes

    Nice week! It was nice to get to know you on the hop this week! I haven’t heard about the 52 week challenge, that sounds really cool!

    February 21, 2016 at 10:37 pm
    • Reply lindiwem

      Hello Kaleigh Nice to know you too, yes it is really a great challenge and helping me with improving my writing skilkls. thank you for stopping by my blog

      February 23, 2016 at 9:17 am
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