Hello, and welcome to ‘Bex Bakes.’ A place for following my baking journey, whether it be trying out a recipe, my take on different recipes or a new recipe of mine altogether!
My love of baking started from quite a young age thanks to my great Grandmother, more affectionally known as ‘Granny O.’ Whenever I used to visit her, I would always come home with a homemade Victoria Sponge and a jar of homemade Strawberry Jam. She was a good, old fashioned baker – fork biscuits and raisin cupcakes were here speciality but sometimes, simple is best! I’ve been quite fortunate to always have free reign in our kitchen as a child, mostly because my Mum spent as little time in their as possible (it’s fair to say that Mum has never enjoyed her time in the kitchen!!) which over the years has allowed me to test and try out all sorts of recipes, bakes and ideas – not all have been successful but fortunately my Dad did’t mind eating my disasters with some custard!! I have 3 nephews and a niece which means I’m dedicated Birthday Cake maker at least 4 times a year and I have a husband who has an incredibly sweet tooth so there is normally something baking in the oven at any given opportunity!
So, a bit more about me – My husband, Matt and I bought our first house together in January 2015. As a house warming gift, my parents bought us (me!) a Kitchen Aid – this has made my love of baking even stronger! My love of baking must really rub off on those around me as when Matt proposed, he baked a whole afternoon tea by himself in preparation for his proposal (and a very good job he did too, with the baking and ring!!) We married in May 2016 which truly was the most magical day of my life and in case we didn’t have enough planning for the Wedding to do, I decided to make my own Wedding cake too! Fortunately this went extremely well – thanks to my Mum for being dedicated ‘washer upper’ for 3 days – and I’m very proud of the result and to be able to say that I made my own Wedding Cake!
I’d love for you to join me on my baking journey so here goes…