Meet the Nichols

Back in 2007, I made some chocolate souffles for a dinner party, took a couple of photos of them, and wanted to share the recipe. That’s when I accidentally started blogging. For  years this blog was called Baked in Birmingham, and it was filled with bad photos and good recipes. After taking a few years off to focus on things like…having a baby, traveling with my husband, and moving into our dream house, now seemed like a good time to start things up again. Hope you’ll stick around as I chronicle my family and the adventures and projects we have along the way!


14 thoughts on “Meet the Nichols

  1. Hi Melinda, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Your blog is fun to read too:) I am adding you to my RSS feeds to be updated on your adventures:)

  2. ummmm…. I want to come to your house and bake a cake with you. Is that okay? Much love and hugs your way…


    oh and tell your hubby that Jackson says hi…

  3. Hi Malinda! Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Congrats on the awesome job!!!!! Love that magazine! Will definitely check out your work, which I see from your blog, is amazing! Tons to learn from you!

  4. Hey Melinda! Honored by my shout out 😉
    So excited you can now forever enjoy the Blue Building!
    Love Baked in B’ham!

  5. hello! so i found your blog as i was searching for pictures of cherry blossom trees, and i have to say i really enjoy your blog.. Everything you write about is right up my alley, and what I actually do for a living. If you’re ever in Buffalo, NY come check out our cupcake bar/cake studio…I think you’d really like it. Its called Zillycakes!

    Have a great day!

  6. Hey Melinda,

    I came across a post about you on the Simply Seleta blog and I looked at the pic and was like, “She looks so familiar!” I think we worked together at Southern Progress back in Jan-June of 07…or am I completely wrong? Haha! If I am, my face is currently blushing! 🙂

    Regardless, your blog is great and I’m totally adding it to my blogroll over at

    Take care!


  7. I wanted to let you know that I had one of your cupcakes…Pumpkin one to be exact! That was incredible! I was expecting good, but just not heaven, so I was so pleased. Thanks for such an awesome and very delicious cupcake!

  8. You probably don’t remember me, but I had a few classes with you in CTD a few years ago (History of Costume design and Apparel Construction with Mrs. Robinson). I stumbled upon your blog via facebook one day, and I love it! It’s one of my most visited bookmarks…just thought I’d let you know! Keep up the inspiring work!

  9. Hi Melinda,

    Great blog and yummy cakes and cupcakes. Would you mind telling me how you did the treasure map for the pirate cake? How did you get the colours so perfect and everything else! Thanks


  10. Hey, I was wondering if you were going to be at Cake International in November seeing as it’s in Brum? I can’t wait to go, and as a young food blogger myself, decided it would be a great opportunity. I lived in Nottingham for a year, and used to blog on restaurants and eateries up there. I’m pretty new on the scene down here though. It’s kinda weird, I was looking at this Cake International show, and noticed that the author of my favourite decorating book (All You Need Is Cake) is going to be demonstrating and doing signings there. How exciting! Anyway, a little off topic….I was just wondering if you could give me any tips on blogging at large events. Do I review it as a whole, or do each individual stand or what? Hoping you could make it. The dates are the 7th to the 9th.

    Thank you for your time and I hope to hear back from you soon,

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