Baking is in my blood. My great-grandfather was a pastry chef who ran a patisserie in Paris. He passed his secrets on to my grandparents, and them to me. As a young girl, I would visit my grandparents in Paris and on special mornings, we would walk together to the local markets. I saw the watchful care with which ingredients were selected. My grandparents took no shortcuts and were uncompromising when it came to what they ate. No meal during the more than 50 years of their marriage, was complete without a sweet treat. They taught me well.
As I grew up (in Auckland, New Zealand) I practiced constantly. The kitchen became my domain and I knew it was where I wanted to be, always. During the final stages of my College degree, I began to seriously bake in earnest. People were becoming interested in what I was doing, and the innovative ways in which I was creating treats. Increasingly, the rest of my time was spent baking, and my reputation was beginning to require that I make a life-changing decision. In 2010 at the age of 21, I went for it. I officially began my business, The Caker.
My message to my followers is to follow your passion to inspire others to do the same and achieve happiness, I believe in eating well and living healthily. But while everyone preaches that sugar is the devil, my version of a healthy lifestyle is based on French values. Everything in moderation, but indulge when the time is right when something is so delicious it’d be a sin not to eat it. I chase deliciousness so insane that the happiness it brings is 100% worth it, sugar or not, and I want to teach people, in a world full of imbalanced diets and restraint, this way of thinking.