Italian Cream Cake – Dish ‘n’ the Kitchen Turns Two!

A decadent cream cake with pecans and coconut

Without Cake a Birthday Party is Just a Meeting

Oh gosh! It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve made a cake…much too long in fact. Every celebration deserves a cake in my opinion and today is no exception…Dish ‘n’ the Kitchen turns two today!

I am constantly amazed at how much I have learned over these past two years. It’s basically been one huge learning curve right from the get go because it isn’t always easy for me to express myself artistically and literally. Β I’ve always been jealous of my sisters and how darn crafty they are and I’ve never thought of myself as ‘crafty’ or ‘artsy’ in any way. Through blogging I have found my creative side and it brings me such great joy. Another perk? I’ve met so many like minded and talented people who are either part of the Calgary food scene or fellow bloggers. While knowing local foodies is great for keeping on top of the ever growing food scene here in Calgary, getting (and giving) encouragement, support, and sharing ideas with fellow bloggers have been pivotal in my blog’s success.

That leaves me with the most important people to me as a blogger…all 921 of you. Without readers who get inspired and comment on my posts, blogging would be a lot less fun. It’s strange but I never really started this to get people to follow meΒ and I never really expected anyone to read my blog at all. Yet reading that first post comment and seeing that first ‘like’ was a definitely a thrill. I am so thankful and surprised that so many people care about what I have to say.

It’s been an amazing year and that calls for a CAKE!creamcake2

Italian Cream Cake

(fromΒ Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen)



And a piece for you. Thank you so much for reading my blog. I’m looking forward to a new year and new experiences!


  1. kristygardner

    Happy blog birthday Bernice!!! 2 years!! She’s gonna start screaming and being a little pain in the beeeehind now! Is that what two year olds do? I know nothing about children. I assume that’s what they do πŸ˜‰

    Seriously though – 2 years is a huge accomplishment. Good on ya girl. I’m excited to see what you’ll do over the next 2!

    Let them eat cake!!


  2. cathyandchucky

    Happy second anniversary Bernice xox i love your blog 😍


  3. foodisthebestshitever

    Happy birfday DNK!!
    That looks like a damn fine cake to be celebrating with. Certainly a better effort than me when I found out it was foodisthebestshitever’s birfay this week too πŸ™‚


  4. Megan @ Food & Whine

    Happy blogiversary!! That cake looks amazing πŸ™‚


    1. dishnthekitchen

      thank you very much Megan. Two years has practically flown by!

  5. Redawna

    OMG I wish I had a slice right now. Happy Birthday.


    1. dishnthekitchen

      I wish I could send you some…but it disappeared pretty quickly πŸ˜‰

  6. Shareba

    Happy Blog Birthday!! You did a great job on that cake, it looks delicious!


    1. dishnthekitchen

      thank you very much Shareba. I did think about trimming the rounds to make them a little more photogenic but then decided that would be a waste of cake!

    2. Shareba

      I agree! You made the right choice πŸ™‚

  7. thehungrymum

    hip hip hooray! What a stunner of a cake to celebrate with πŸ™‚


    1. dishnthekitchen

      thank you so much hungrymum πŸ™‚

  8. sukih

    Perfect they are πŸ™‚ i am craving for cakesssss


  9. MeaghanC

    Happy 2nd Blogger Birthday! Such a great accomplishment that I’m sure was made much sweeter by this gorgeous looking cake πŸ™‚


    1. dishnthekitchen

      Two years…goes by in a flash! thank you so much MeaghanC!

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