Pineapple cake + the sunshine blogger award |Glücksgeist

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I am finally enjoying baking again and now I can’t stop baking. I really wanted to make this pineapple cake from Tanya bakes for ages now and I finally got around to do it. The picture of it in her book looks so gorgeous and tasty and my mum and I absolutely love pineapple so this is the perfect cake to make.

Instead of just sharing the recipe I am going to tell you the behind the scenes of this baking progress. I really enjoy sharing more of my life so I thought this would be a lot of fun.

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My mum moved flats in December and since that we didn’t have a kitchen at hers. The kitchen finally arrived so this cake was the premiere of all the upcoming baking tries. I was really excited to finally have a kitchen at my mum’s and I had so much space to bake which was really nice. I often bake in silence because I really prefer it but this time I watched Domtendo’s Let’s Play Mario 64 DS. I played this game as a child like crazy and seeing someone play it now brings back all the amazing memories. I really want to get a DS now and play it again.

As I said the kitchen is brand new so I spent quite some time to find all the baking equipment. I texted my mum a lot and I did find everything except of a cake tin. I looked for it 5 times in every cupboard but I just couldn’t find it. Luckily my mum had a second one and I went for a different shaped cake which was fine.

You obviously need pineapple for this cake and after looking for a tin-opener I found the worst one in history. My mum says she hates this one and needs to get a new one and I understand why. I don’t know who designed this but this thing is stupid. It took me nearly half-an-hour to get the freaking tin opened. I watched some YouTube videos because I couldn’t figure it out. It also involved using a hammer to get a freaking hole into the tin. It was quite something and I can know say that baking really is a sport.

But the whole time I was just laughing so much about how ridiculous it was that I was hammering on a tin to get the pineapple out of it. It was hilarious and luckily nobody watched me doing it. I got it open in the end and just hoped the cake would turn out good after this.

I placed the cake in the oven (the brand new oven who really works). The cake was supposed to bake for 30 to 35 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius. After 10 minutes the cake was already so brown that I turned it down to 180 degrees and placed it at the bottom of the oven. The cake turned out amazing and I am not sure how this happened but I was so happy about it.

This was quite a story but it actually was one of the best days I had this year. I felt super happy and although so many things went “wrong” I just couldn’t stop smiling. Did you try pineapple cake before? Let me know in the comments below.

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The sunshine blogger award

The sun is shining so I thought I should catch up with some nominations and decided to start with the sunshine blogger award. I really love award posts but I sometimes just forget to do them, so sorry for being so late with this.


1. Thank blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.

2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.

3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.

4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

The lovely Pamela from Starring Pamela nominated me for this award. I absolutely love her blog where she speaks about her life, shares reviews and epic pictures from her Mexico trip. I know you all are going to love her so be sure to check her out.

What is your main goal of 2018?

To be more positive and to enjoy life and the little things. It’s going quite good so far.

Do you believe in any conspiracy theories?


Do you have any hidden talents?

Sadly no.

If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?

I think I would go to San Francisco. I’ve seen so many travel vlogs and my dad and mum said it’s amazing there, so I would probably choose Sand Francisco.

What is one touristy thing in your hometown that you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t?

That’s a good question. There’s a museum with loads of cars which I haven’t been to so probably that.

Do you have any surprising hobbies?

I don’t think they are surprising, I like to read, bake and take photos.

Favorite type of socks?

I really love soft cosy ones but also the unicorn ones I gave to my mum.

Do you have one go-to handbag or change them up often?

I change them often. But if I had to choose one it would probably be my brandy Melville one.

What is something you’re looking forward to this week?

I am going to the theatre and I am really excited for it.

What is the most recent song you’ve listened to?

“Where do you go” – Flor

The amazing Jamie from Don’t give a Jam also decided to nominate me for this award. I am obsessed with Jamie’s blog for ages now and you probably know her already. This girl shares ASOS haul’s, Unpopular opinion’s and so much more on her blog. You’re going to love her so be sure to check her out if you haven’t already.

Movies or TV?

That’s so mean… TV.

What is your favorite breakfast?

Yoghurt, or cereal with almond milk. (Cake is also really good for breakfast)

Candles or room spray?

Room spray for sure!

What do you like to do to relax?


Ketchup or mustard?


Do you believe in any conspiracy theories?


Video games or board games?

Board games. I played so many when I was younger and always had the best time. SO much more fun.

What is your favorite makeup item?

I think my NYX lipsticks.

Summer or winter?

I don’t love the extreme heat in summer, but prefer the sunshine so summer.

What’s your favorite hobby (besides blogging)?


Hoodies or cardigans?

I had so much fun answering your questions so thanks again for nominating me. I haven’t done a award post in ages but they are so much fun!

My questions:

  1. What made you smile today?
  2. Do you prefer rain or sunshine?
  3. What was the last post you uploaded on your blog?
  4. What’s your favourite board game?
  5. Last book you read?
  6. How often do you check your blog a day?
  7. When was the last time you laughed out loud?
  8. What’s your favourite song at the moment?
  9. What was the last beauty related item you bought?
  10. Do you liked Mondays?
  11. Tell us something about the next blog post you’re uploading.

My nominees:

  1. simpleserenity
  2. ughmango
  3. phoebefrancesca
  4. ameliainhull
  5. absolutelyolivia
  6. thelifeofangela
  7. notesbylaura
  8. ellamaygarrett
  9. peculiarblondegirl
  10. mademoiselleolantern
  11. rosinalee

Love, x


31 thoughts on “Pineapple cake + the sunshine blogger award |Glücksgeist

  1. I love pineapple, it’s my fave fruit together with grape. Cake looks amazing, you are talented for baking girl. Congratulations on the award and I’m honored that you nominated me, thank you. xx

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  2. haha omg, so glad you finally got the can of pineapples open! LOL when I asked the tv or movies question I realized even I would have a hard time with that one! loved reading all your answers & the cake came out beautifully 🙂

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  3. I remember baking a pineapple upside down cake all those years ago!!!! oh dear I now feel old, and we put glace cherries in the centre of the rings, yummy, I feel like baking one now thank you for taking me back to my younger years

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