IMG_5909Hi. I’m Hope.

I like baking.

I have a bit of an obsession with milkshakes. I will happily drink a pint of the stuff and surprisingly not feel sick after… which is a bit worrying.

I’m currently a Pastry Chef in a 5 star London Hotel.

Food is such a big part of my life, in fact it’s my entire life. Not ever one to have been interested in photography; surprisingly after a couple of months of this blog, I had officially caught the photography bug.

I’m all consumed by food, the emotions it can evoke and entranced by beautiful photos. It’s ridiculously fascinating that you can mix a few simple ingredients together and create something complex and simply delicious.

I’m into good home cooking, throwing in a few fancy pieces here and there.

Yes, I’m a pastry chef but I still love simple cooking with simple ingredients the most. For me, a rustic crusty loaf of bread from an artisan baker is much more appealing than a micro-sized main course from a fancy restaurant.

Baking is something that should be treasured, taken time over and enjoyed during a long afternoon. It’s not something that you stress over. It’s not something that makes your mind explode because you might not have enough time to make that elaborate boat-shaped birthday cake. Just chill out… its just cake.

I hope to…

  • inspire you
  • to aid in a desire to try new things
  • to encourage you to get risky in the kitchen
  • for you to relish in the delight of something homemade

If you’re like me, an obsessed baker, then this is the blog for you.


30 Responses to About

  1. jennypugh says:

    I love your recipes! I can’t wait to try so many of them 🙂


  2. hotch9 says:

    Love your blog, it’s making me want to bake right now! (but first I must eat pancakes) 🙂


  3. Gill Regan says:

    This is a great idea. I look forward to many more baking ideas and tips x


  4. Mummy Bear says:

    I’ve nominated your new blog for the Super Sweet Bloggers award (I nearly nominated your old one as well, obviously I’m fantasizing about your madeleines too much!) You can check out my post about it at: http://bakingforbears.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/how-not-to-make-fudge/ x


  5. Hi there,
    We have nominated you for a Liebster Award, which honors blogs with under 200 followers. If you are interested & qualified for excepting this award, Please visit:
    http://sweetsixteenscountrykitchen.wordpress.com/2013/04/06/liebster-award/ To view the rules & accept the award! 🙂


  6. Christine K says:

    This is Christine – the American you worked with a few weeks ago. I love your blog — it is beautiful! I know what hard work it is and you have done a great job. Please stay in touch – you have my email and I hope all is well. Can’t wait to try some of these recipes!


  7. Christine K says:

    Hope! This is Christine – the American you worked with a couple of weeks ago. I love your blog – you have done a fantastic job with it and the pictures are gorgeous. Would love to stay in touch…please touch base when you have time. All the best and congratulations on all of this beautiful food. Well done!


    • Hey Christine!
      Sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you, so busy! Thank you so much for remembering me mentioning my blog and coming to see it.
      Thank you so much for all the lovely comments, I’ve been a bit behind with blogging lately but hopefully, with christmas around the corner, I’ll be baking a hell of a lot more haha!
      Stay in touch,


  8. Tis the season for giving….awards! I enjoy reading your blog so please accept the Liebster Award as a token of my thanks!


  9. Jackie says:

    Beauty of a blog, Hope! See you next week, we can chat bloggy things whilst we run around the kitchen =) x


  10. angenette says:

    Hi, Hope! I found your blog by searching for mine to see if it popped up on google yet 🙂 I love your beautiful photos and recipes, plus the name of your blog!!! Keep on writing and baking.


  11. thebrookcook says:

    I love your blog!!


  12. Beautiful blog Hope. Thank you for sharing such lovely content!


  13. Sinfully Tempting says:

    Lovely blog, really enjoying looking through your recipes and photos! 🙂


  14. monksfist says:

    Hey Hope. I hope you don’t mind but I put you up for a Liebster Award as you know I think your blog is awesome 😀 x http://monksfist.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/liebster-award-oh-my/


  15. radhikasethi says:

    Hi Hope, I’m so excited I stumbled upon your blog. I am obsessed with baking too….so looking forward to explore your blog, follow your recipes!


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  17. Hi Hope, lovely to stumble across your blog today. Your photographs are beautiful and your recipes are so creative! I look forward to seeing your posts in my WordPress feed! All the very best, Chez.


  18. Hi Hope!

    I just want to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I absolutely love your recipes and think your blog is one of the best out there. Keep up the good work!

    You can find out more about the award and how to accept the nomination by visiting http://supperlovin.com/2016/01/11/versatile-blogger-award/.

    All the best,

    Maddie x


  19. Cynthia Lotspeich says:

    I made semlors for family and friends, they just look so darn good! They were wonderful, I am grateful for post and pictures. Without this blog I would have lived ignorant of such delightful tastebuds sensation.


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