Eastleigh mum wins Top Blog award

Amy Lane

Eastleigh mum-of-two, Amy Lane, has scooped a top prize in a prestigious national blogging award.  The MAD (Mum and Dad) Blog Awards celebrate everything that is great about the UK’s parent blogging community. Amy, 32, won the Best Food Blog at a glitzy gala ceremony in London.

While being interviewed BBC Radio Solent’s Katie Martin show last Thursday  she described how she was ‘totally astounded’ and ‘gobsmacked’ to discover she was to receive the award:

Amy Lane with Katie Martin

In her blog, Cooking, Cakes and Children, Amy, writes about her baking adventures and recipes, her crafts and activities with her daughters, aged 3 and 7 and says she has a large following of loyal readers.

As well as her successful blog, the Newtown ‘mumpreneur’ has her own cake decorating business, Cake Shop Corner, which she runs from her home. She creates bespoke cakes for special occasions and runs workshops.

Amy said:

“I am overwhelmed and thrilled to have won the Best Food Blog award. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for me. It is the most wonderful feeling to know that so many people enjoy reading my blog. Inspired by my Mum and Grandma, baking has been my first love for as long as I can remember. I’m so lucky to have turned my passion into my career.”

The fifteen MAD winners in a range of categories from Pregnancy to Photography were chosen by a public vote. More than 50,000 nominations and votes were submitted in this year’s awards, but just 75 blogs made it through to the finals. Amy is looking forward to putting her prize – a KitchenAid mixer, along with some Morrisons vouchers – to good use.

Another local blogger, Winchester mum-of-three, Kat Molesworth, was a finalist in the Best Photography award.

You can contact Amy on 07900218096 or cakeshopcorner@gmail.com

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  3 comments for “Eastleigh mum wins Top Blog award

  1. October 11, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Well done Amy.

  2. mm
    Eastleigh Xpress
    October 11, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Yep. Seconded. She’s got about 10 zillion followers on Twitter – that’s usually a fraction of your site visitors.

  3. October 12, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    May I also say well done to Amy. Its good to hear that bloggers in Eastleigh are getting a following and that the standard of these blogs is clearly very high.

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