My name is Joanne, I live in the West Midlands in the UK, and I’m crazy about cakes, cupcakes and everything sweet !
I can remember looking at my mum’s cookery books and staring at pictures of cakes and desserts and wondering how novelty cakes with all their different shapes and decorations were made. I used to say to myself that when I’m older I’ll bake cakes all the time and make novelty cakes too. Well here I am, baking and making novelty cakes!
I grew up in France from the age of 9 and spent 17 years there, then I came home in 2008. I now run a business called Taste of Home and I’m doing on a daily basis what I’ve always loved…Baking!
From a young age I used to spend all of my pocket money on cakes from the local Boulangerie – Patisserie, and I used to, and still do love visiting food markets, buying fresh ingredients then go home and baking cakes and desserts.
I like to create and develop my own recipes and I love making cake decorations by hand, such as figures and flowers…
I taught myself to bake by experimenting, and now all of the recipes I use are my own.
What’s most important to me is to make everything by hand from scratch using the best quality ingredients. This is what Taste of Home is all about.