Hey it’s nice to meet you!
My name is Amanda, and I am so happy you decided to join me! I am a nineteen-year old, self-taught baker. Baking has always been something that I love to do; therefore, I have been using my time in quarantine to bake a lot. Quarantine 15, here I come! Over the past few years, as my baking skills have been improving, the idea of starting a baking blog to share my recipes has become all-consuming. I want to share my baking with as many people as I can. I started off small with a new instagram page to post pictures of what I was baking, but now, I’m wanting more. With the encouragement of my friends and family, here I am, starting a baking blog! I can’t wait to start posting all of my favorite recipes; anything from old family recipes to recipes that I have perfected throughout the years. Comment down below what recipes you would want to see from me!
My baking journey started when I was super little, and I’ve been doing it for as long as I can remember. My love for baking started in a little plastic kitchen in my basement called, “The Amanda’s Café”. Once I mastered and outgrew that kitchen, I decided to go on to the big leagues, the real kitchen! I started off “helping” my mom bake for family parties and things, but as I got better, I have taken over her role as the family baker. My family members are my biggest supporters, and they will do anything to help me succeed, especially in baking. After all, they have been eating my desserts from plastic cupcakes with frosting velcroed on to gourmet treats.
I honestly credit most everything I know about baking to YouTube and the show, Cake Boss on TLC. The more I watched YouTube baking videos and the Cake Boss bake, the more I learned and wanted to be a better baker. The first YouTubers that I watched were Tami from yoyomax12 and Rosanna Pansino from Nerdy Nummies. I would watch all of these baking videos, but I would never end up making most it. I just learned from watching and listening to the tips and tricks they had in their videos. I was also a religious Cake Boss watcher for a while until I started working at my local Carlo’s Bakery, but watching them decorate these huge cakes did and still do inspire a lot of my cake designs today.
I also spent a week at a teens pastry camp at the International Culinary Center in Soho, NY. This was the most fun week I have ever experienced because they taught me so much about the basics and more of baking. I learned so much about baking techniques, basic recipes, and kitchen etiquette. I can’t wait to share the recipes I got from my time there!
When I am not baking, I love to workout and shop (online only, please). As for working out, I have been doing gymnastics since I was three, and I am still doing it at school. So, I have always loved to stay active, and I have recently found a love for hot yoga. I was introduced to yoga last summer at Brassy Buddha, and I haven’t been able to get enough! I also love to shop, but for the most part, I only have the patience to shop online. Since I do like to workout, I am often times in athleisure, but also athleisure is just more comfortable than regular clothes. My favorite place to get workout clothes are Athleta and Lululemon. However, at school, I generally like to go to class in nice casual clothing from brands like Madewell, Lilly Pulitzer, and Urban Outfitters. I am excited to share more about my daily life with you after baking hours!
What you will find on my blog:
- Recipes Recipes Recipes!
- Baking tips