Bake Yourself a Cake

When was the last time you made yourself a cake? Not including baking for dessert, for guests, and having a piece for yourself. Do you remember a time when you made your favourite recipe, just for you, just because you can? If you can’t remember, I suggest you give it a try, you deserve it.


A while back, I was feeling down, and something jogged in my mind that I used to love baking cakes. A part of me thought how ridiculous, I can’t bake myself a cake. But then I realised, why can’t I? So I did. Baking made me feel better, decorating it was a fun activity, and coming home the next day to a slice of my favourite cake made me feel great.

My favourite is a chai spiced cake with buttercream icing. Plenty of spicy cinnamon, ginger and cloves make for a rich, dark sponge, balanced beautifully by the sweet cream topping.

It might not be a special occasion, but do you really need one to treat yourself? Don’t keep it plain either, take some time to decorate and make your cake beautiful. It is for you after all, so why not make it as beautiful as you can?

  • When I was having a crisis earlier on in the year, all I did was bake. It was so therapeutic and it’s a very mindful activity because it requires you to be present. That cake looks so lovely, I love the decoration and the idea it’s quite spicy and warming mmmm.

    Marbl☾☽Moon

  • it looks so pretty and yummy!

  • This is beautiful….you’re very talented! x

    Lorna | Lorna, literally.

  • I used to bake a cake and decorate it etc whenever I was stressed, it always sorted me out! I wouldn’t always eat it, it just kind of helped somehow. Yours looks great!

  • Becca

    Your icing is so beautiful! It looks like something you’d find in a bakery. Love this idea too, if you want to bake then there’s no stopping you. I might even make something this evening 🙂 Becca xx

  • I don’t think I’ve ever baked just for myself! But I enjoy the process of baking more than I do devouring everything. But when I’m home with an oven and I randomly feel like baking, I do have a habit of just going for it (and forcing other people to help me finish eating it) rather than waiting for an occasion to do so 😀 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • This looks absolutely beautiful lady, piping skills on point. I completely agree with you. Why wait till birthdays / special occasions to make something delicious as a treat to yourself? Will give this a whirl as baking is such a remedy for me 🙂 Immy x

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