I can honestly say that baking is my passion and therapy. I love trying new recipes and coming up with my own creations. I often bake for friends and their special occasions (baby showers, weddings, birthdays, etc). I have really wanted to open a cake store or at least have a market stall on weekends, but the kitchen regulations are strict and renovating my kitchen to meet these regulations… very costly! So, I’ve resided to sharing my baking creations via blog. My mum taught me how to pipe and decorate using butter cream, and I taught myself (through YouTube videos and other blogs) how to work with fondant and gum paste. So I’d like to share with you all what I have learnt, and where the best tutorials are online!
As well as baking, I love being creative and trying my hand at most things do-it-yourself. I’m not a cheap person, but I find the cost of so many products these days to be excessive, and I simply cannot justify purchasing them.
As I got older, my love for baking grew and I taught myself the basics of creating beautiful cakes and gum paste flowers. When we got married, we were shocked at how much more expensive everything costs when you use the word wedding. It inspired us to design and created our own wedding invitations, favours, and desserts. We are now planning our second “white wedding” (yes, if one wedding wasn’t painful enough, we went back for seconds as our first wedding was at a registry office), and everything is DIY: the cake, desserts, food, cocktails, decorations, even to the point where we’re growing our own flowers to use on the tables and bouquet. My husband and I purchased our first house in August 2012 and we are both looking at ways to reduce our renovation costs. My husband has started doing furniture restoration, and I’ve started designing my own home decor (cushions and linen), as well as learning the art of landscaping and growing my own fruits and vegetables.
I guess we wanted to start a blog as an outlet to share everything I/we have created, in order to potentially inspire others to do the same. Nowadays, we usually surf the internet for inspiration and we have come across a few blogs that we have absolutely fallen in love with. So hopefully this blog will be somewhere you can come back to for ideas.
Matt & Jade