Semester Wrap Up


Can you believe the semester is over already? I can’t! It seems like just yesterday I was tasked with creating this blog, and now here I am to see about the progress I have made. It has been an eye opening journey, that’s for sure! This blog has helped me fall back in love with baking after quite a long time away. I wasn’t sure if I still had any baking skills left, but I have learned that I still got it! Sure, not every recipe turned out perfect, in fact, my most popular post so far has been my Icing Disaster post.

As I look back on this semester I began by looking at how involved I was able to get my Twitter into this process as well. My account is a relatively quite one, but it has been nice to liven it up and give it some use. A lot of my classmates chose to use Facebook to promote their posts but I feel like Twitter has given me a larger outreach and I’ve really appreciated that. Learning the ins and outs of blogging has really been a very positive experience for me and I hope to continue with this blog past this assignment. Having writing experience will only benefit me in my future endeavors and it has help me feel way more comfortable expressing myself. I have grown to really love writing and this blog is certainly to thank.

I, also, looked at the stats that my blog has gotten through the semester I have been working on it. I saw that my most popular week was the week of November 16th. I had a total of 23 views! Like I mentioned before my most popular post was my Icing Disaster post. It got 13 view, and I think it was the most popular because it was very honest of me to have shown my mistakes and own up to the hilarity of it all. What was suprising to me when I was looking at all the data was that I had people who looked at my blog who lived in Australia, India, the UK, and even Sweden! I never thought my little blog would get people from all over the world looking at it!

In conclusion, this little blog has certainly grown on me and it is safe to say I will do my best to continue in the future. I can’t wait to tackle more cupcake recipes with you guys!

‘Till next time!



Welcome to Yours for the Baking!

Hello and welcome to Yours for the Baking!

Hello there, this is me!

My name is Molly Armstrong , I’m 23 years old and attend Texas State University in the oh so lovely San Marcos, Texas. I originate from the one and only Houston, Texas by way of Akron, Ohio (you know, that small town Lebron James is from?). As my dad would put it, “We weren’t born here, but we got here as quickly as we could!” Speaking of family, I have two loving parents who just celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary and two sisters of which I am the middle child. It’s actually my family that has inspired the topic of this blog: baking.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been baking with my mom and sisters. Whether it be a simple cake for one of our birthdays throughout the year, or the plain over the top blow out we do yearly at Christmas time, baking has always been a part of my life. Even this past weekend on a trip home to visit, my mom was in the kitchen making cookies just for fun. Sugar is in my DNA at this point. So when I was tasked with creating a blog on a topic of my choice for my FDOM (Fundamentals of Digital and Online Media) class, baking came straight to my mind, more specifically cupcakes.

Everyone loves cupcakes right? Individual bite sized cakes covered in frosting, what’s not to love? You can find TONS of amazing cupcake recipes all over the internet these days! I’ve pinned some of my favorites on my Pinterest board, which is where I’ll be getting the majority of these recipes from. Now, I consider myself a somewhat competent amateur baker, but we’ll see, this very well may turn into me showing off my failures! Also, keep in mind that I am a college student, on a college budget, so I have none of the fancy equipment that some of these people probably used to create their amazing cupcakes. I’m going to have to make due with what I got and cross my fingers that it works out! So follow me on this adventure and we will see where it takes us!