I’m a military wife, stepmother, geeky, girly, puppy spoiling, sugar loving (Harry Potter obsessed, Doctor Who watching) Indiana girl. When I was 18 years old I got my first job as a grocery store cake decorator. I didn’t have any formal training, but I loved watching the other decorators, so I taught myself how to do the job. Shortly afterwards, while visiting my out-of-state oldest sister and meeting my first nephew, I met and fell in love with a smart, sexy Coastie. Now I live wherever the United States government sees fit to send us. I’ve been an on and off professional cake decorator for over ten years and an amateur cook and pastry chef since I got married and learned that I loved being in the kitchen with my husband. My days are spent having the best marriage ever, adjusting to new kitchens and cities every two to four years, working hard at not being the stereotypical stepmother, practicing photography, and teaching myself and friends new cake decorating, baking, and cooking techniques. Okay, and while I’m at it, I should admit that I am addicted to shopping, anything that sparkles, and most recently, pretty nail polish.
Bakingdom is about having fun and exploring new, and old, recipes. It’s about good food, beauty, and knowing that ruling the kitchen is easier to do than you think. I’m simply here to eat, drink, and be merry, to try and find joy in the small things, and to have fun in this short life. I hope you’re here to join me…I invite you to! Constructive criticism and comments/reviews of my recipes are extremely welcome and important to me. However, unconstructive, negative, hurtful, or otherwise unpleasant, pointless comments will not be published and will be marked as spam.
All images and content on this site are my own work, unless otherwise noted. If you are interested in reproducing my work, please do so with appropriate attribution and links back to the source.
Occasionally, I link products, businesses, and books that I like, it is not often that I review products per se. If you represent a product you think I might be interested in trying, please email me. I do not offer paid reviews, for books or products, nor do I publish editorial input or content from outside parties. All of my opinions are my own true thoughts.
The list that appears in my navigation menu tab “Links” is a reflection of the sites I enjoy visiting often. They are not the result of trading links…just my very own list of interests.
Banner and character artwork by Jerrod Maruyama.