Pastel Rainbow Cake
... but I'm feeling 22!

Now I wonder how many people have waited to say that- thanks Tay Tay! Today is my 22nd birthday, and although this was supposed to be a recipe post (thanks broken oven #undercooked) I decided to not put the cake to waste and throw a one man online party to celebrate the big 2-2 and another pretty special occasion, my blog's 5th birthday too! Although it isn't officially until he end of the month (I think, I don't advise people to delve that far back into these archives)- when there's two reasons to celebrate, it'd be rude to not have cake, right?

So, as I can't offer you all a party bag filled with a slice of something other than this cake (because I'm pretty sure it looks better than it tastes, definitely the outside that counts on this occasion) I thought I'd take a little moment to say thank you. I can't quite believe I've been waffling over on here for five years, enough to now call it my profession (which felt really really strange typing) and enough to have developed one of the most dedicated, kind and lovely readerships out there (who are also tolerant enough to cope with my bad puns, awkward 'smizing' and still-very-much-in-development Youtube videos)- but it absolutely means the world to me, and I feel incredibly lucky every time I log in to see that someone has clicked, commented or left a little thought here too.

I won't get all VMA's speech on yo' asses (because goodness knows I've done that so many times before, and I know internet Kanye could well interrupt), but thank you for sticking about (not just you mum and dad). I'd also like to know if there's anything else you'd like to see more (or less of) over on here! I'm working on a bit of a layout rejig at the moment, so if there's any new features you'd love to see, pages that are absolutely essential or anything in-between I'd love to know too, after all- it'd be nice if I could keep you sticking about until my 23rd, wouldn't it?

Pastel Rainbow Cake
(Thank you to Talking Tables for the gorgeous party pieces too, new fave site alert!)


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Pastel Rainbow Cake
... but I'm feeling 22!

Now I wonder how many people have waited to say that- thanks Tay Tay! Today is my 22nd birthday, and although this was supposed to be a recipe post (thanks broken oven #undercooked) I decided to not put the cake to waste and throw a one man online party to celebrate the big 2-2 and another pretty special occasion, my blog's 5th birthday too! Although it isn't officially until he end of the month (I think, I don't advise people to delve that far back into these archives)- when there's two reasons to celebrate, it'd be rude to not have cake, right?

So, as I can't offer you all a party bag filled with a slice of something other than this cake (because I'm pretty sure it looks better than it tastes, definitely the outside that counts on this occasion) I thought I'd take a little moment to say thank you. I can't quite believe I've been waffling over on here for five years, enough to now call it my profession (which felt really really strange typing) and enough to have developed one of the most dedicated, kind and lovely readerships out there (who are also tolerant enough to cope with my bad puns, awkward 'smizing' and still-very-much-in-development Youtube videos)- but it absolutely means the world to me, and I feel incredibly lucky every time I log in to see that someone has clicked, commented or left a little thought here too.

I won't get all VMA's speech on yo' asses (because goodness knows I've done that so many times before, and I know internet Kanye could well interrupt), but thank you for sticking about (not just you mum and dad). I'd also like to know if there's anything else you'd like to see more (or less of) over on here! I'm working on a bit of a layout rejig at the moment, so if there's any new features you'd love to see, pages that are absolutely essential or anything in-between I'd love to know too, after all- it'd be nice if I could keep you sticking about until my 23rd, wouldn't it?

Pastel Rainbow Cake
(Thank you to Talking Tables for the gorgeous party pieces too, new fave site alert!)


x

54 comments:

  1. Wow this looks really fancy! Everything (literally everything) is really cute! Happy birthday lady! xx
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  2. Congratulations and Happy Birthay!!! I like your blog the way it is hehe <3 <3

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  3. Happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  4. That cake is incredible, and Happy 22nd Birthday Liv! It's law to quote Tay-Tay so you keep singing that song girl!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  5. I hop you have a very Happy Birthday :) xx

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  6. I hope you have a very Happy Birthday :) xx

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  7. Happy birthday Olivia! Hope you have a good one and the cake looks amazing!!

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  8. Love this post, I feel the same on my blog when I get a few lovely comments. Your blog was one of the first I ever read nad I really do love it and you. Your tone of voice and nature is so kind hearted and lovely and I hope you feel appreciated today on your birthday because you deserve it. Always stay your modest lovely self :) Have the best day!!
    Paige xxx
    www.paigejoanna.co.uk

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  9. Happy birthday!! 5 years on the blog is pretty cool too, a lot of dedication!

    x
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  10. Happy Birthday!!! I turned 22 just last month and had 22 stuck in my head all day, didn't help that all my friends kept singing it to me hahah thank you for your amazing blog, you've been such an inspiration to me and my blog :) Em xx

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  11. Happy Birthday gorgeous girl! Hope you have the most wonderful day xxx

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  12. Happy Birthday! That cake looks so good, I'm sorry to hear it didn't turn out as planned. Hope you have an amazing time celebrating!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  13. So many reasons to celebrate. And all in one day! Happy birthday. And Happy 5th blogging birthday too. That cake looks incredible and the perfect way to celebrate. As the saying goes, "A party without a cake is just a meeting!" I hope you have a great day x

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  14. Happy birthday Liv! Hope you enjoy your day!

    Your blog is fantastic. The photography is always stunning and I love the humour and entertainment you bring to your posts. As someone aspiring to have a blog as good as yours, of course I love all the tips and tricks that you offer now and again, so more of those would be fab! But what I enjoy most it definitely the outfits; they're always gorgeous, so keep doing what your doing as it's bloody marvellous!

    Josie :) x

    www.aprettypostit.blogspot.com

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  15. aw happy birthday!! I've only recently discovered your blog and I love it. The cake also looks fantastic!

    Much love,

    Alex

    http://alexallisonxox.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  16. Happy Birthday Liv! And happy blog birthday too girl! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Happy birthday!!!! We're happy to stick around - you certainly make it easy for us to keep wanting to read your blog because it's AMAZING! The cake still looks pretty...it's just extra moist, right? #alwayslookonthebrightside

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  18. Happy Birthday! (To you and your blog!)
    Your site looks lovely, but I agree that it needs a little revamp. As long as you keep the illustrations and the pastels in, I'll love it. (Don't go all Scandinavian minimal with black-and-white layouts, please.)
    -P.
    My blog: BOWTIE DIARY

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  19. Happy Birhtday! I hope you have a wonderful day!
    xx
    Caro

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  20. Happy birthday Olivia, and happy birthday to your sweet blog too!

    besos,
    M
    The Flower Duet

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  21. Happy birthday and happy blog anniversary! Hope you have a lovely day :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  22. Happy Birthday! :) Have a lovely day!
    http://thelifeof-leah.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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  23. Happy birthday!! That cake looks insanely good *heart eyes*
    Your blog is fab no matter what you do :)

    Emily x

    www.erbarnes.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Happy birthday! To you & the blog ;) I've been blogging for 4.5 years so I totally get how quickly it flies by - crazy to think it's been that long.

    Hope you have a lovely day Olivia! xo

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  25. Aww what lovely post, I've only got 4 months left in the 22 club! have an amazing day Olivia and congrats on the blog lovely. Good work! :) xxx
    Becca

    squatsandasideofnutella.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Adorable photos! Happy birthday, Olivia, I wish you all the happiness in the world! Stay absolutely wonderful and stunning. <3 This was such a cute post!

    THOUGHTS IN TIFFANY BLUE

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  27. We share a birthday :) Have a great one!

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  28. Happy Birthday Olivia and congratulations on 5 years of blogging (or soon to be 5 years :D) loving the cake, it looks so good and thank you for always bringing out fun and lovely posts, you're such an inspiration and I hope you get more success that you deserve :)

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. Happy Birthday! I hope you have the best day!
    bec X
    becshar

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  30. Happy Birthday Liv and congratulations on your blog's 5th birthday! Keep doing what you're doing, you're one of the best and most genuine bloggers in the industry. You're a star.

    Beth xox.

    www.bethnorton.co.uk

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  31. Happy birthday!

    THAT CAKE. *all the heart eye emojis*

    www.alikelylife.co.uk

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  32. Happy Birthday #CakeGoals!!

    Whichit Blog HERE

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  33. Happy birthday Liv! You know it's a glorious age when there's a Taylor Swift song about it (I had some good fun on my fifteenth birthday singing the T-Swizz coming-of-age ballad). I can't believe What Olivia Did is turning 5...feels like just yesterday I first discovered your blog when in reality it was quite some time ago, probably back in 2011-ish when I realised blogging was a thing and saw that your blog was definitely picking up speed.

    Congratulations on having achieved so much in the last five years and at the tender age of just 22, I'm sure there's much more success in store for you.

    With love ♥︎ » Paris by Friday

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  34. Happy birthday lovely lady and also congratulations on reaching 5 years of blogging that's amazing :)
    Love Holly x

    www.thehollydays4.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. This looks so pretty and Happy Birthday! I made the same joke since I just turned 22 as well. Hope you enjoyed the cake and played Taylor's song all day!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  36. I wish you a very happy birthday! Hope it was as fancy as your cake ;) xo Romy
    Rusty Revolvers

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  37. Happy birthday and huge congratulations on the 5th blog anniversary!
    My little blog turns 1 this month which is terrifying - I only hope that I'm still doing this in 4 years time :) xo
    LJLV | UK Personal Style

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  38. Just discovered you...And Id like to know About this gorgeous colour cake...please...please I need this cake in my life. I bake occasionaly and this would be bombtastic!

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  39. Happy, Happy Birthday Liv! I hope it's a fabulous one :)

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  40. Lovely cake! Happy birthday and happy blogaversary! :)


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  41. Happy birthday! Welcome to 22, it's quite a time. I listened to that damn Tay Swift song the second I turned 22 so good work carrying on the tradition. And um BEAUTIFUL cake! :)

    xx
    scarlettandgiselle.blogspot.com

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  42. Happy Birthday Liv!! Love from South Africa! X

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  43. Hope you had a wonderful birthday! That cake and its erray of colours looks amazing! Your blog is without a doubt one of my favourites to read so as long as the lovely, witty content and beautiful photography continues I'm sure whatever you choose for the layout will be just fine :) x

    Bridie | Upon My Sleeve

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  44. Happy, happy birthday! :)
    That cake really is sassy /
    xx
    http://lifeofajoolia.blogspot.co.at/

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  45. Happy Birthday! I turned 22 in April and had to reference the song too. Your not fully cooked cake is very cute and Thank You* for creating pretty posts! // http://deardeanndre.blogspot.com/

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  46. Happy birthday Liv!! I hope you had an absolutely beautiful day x
    februaryblues.blogspot.com

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  47. That cake looks incredible! Hope you had a lovely day!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  48. Happy birthday and blogiversary! Haha when I'm 22 I'll be singing that song too, no doubt. Well, only that once verse, because that one verse is the only part of the song I know, but it's hecka catchy. I'd love to see more "places" posts :D Always looking forward to what you have to say! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  49. Happy birthday to you and your blog! As a suggestion, I'd love to see more #bakewithliv post! I always love coming back and seeing there's a new post on your blog and you really an insperation to me!

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  50. so colorful!! perfection!!

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