How long have you been baking?

I’ve been baking passionately for about 7 years now and am completely self-taught. I’ve learnt a great deal through trial and error and reading a ridiculous amount of blogs, cookbooks and magazines.

 

What camera do you use?

I use a second hand Canon 1000D and a 50mm 1.4 lens. I was hesitant to invest so much in a proper SLR as I hadn't used one before and I was on maternity leave so I hunted this one down on eBay and bought the lens on Amazon. In my opinion, the lens is what really makes the pictures. I'm very happy with the 1000D but I can't recommend the 50mm lens enough.

I edit my photos in Photoshop.

 

What made you first interested in baking?

I’ve always loved baking, ever since I was a child but what I really loved about it was the science behind it. The idea that you have to mix ingredients a certain way and bake them at the right temperature to get them to turn into a cake is fascinating. 

 

What country do you live in (I assume England)?

I live in Stoke-On-Trent in England with my husband Nick, our daughter Matilda and Evie the monkeycat.

 

What books would you recommend?

Sweet Tooth by Lily Vanilli is an absolute must for anyone wanting to learn more about baking and the science behind it.

I would also recommend British Baking by Oliver Peyton and anything by Nigel Slater.

I get a lot of inspiration from magazines such as Olive, Delicious and Good Food. I also get Saveur on my iPhone as it's great to pick up tips from publications across the pond.

 

Can I work with you?

Of course, just send me and e-mail at iamthecakehunter@gmail.com :)