I’m Cal.

By day I work at a publishing company in the Advertising dept. It’s a great job that I enjoy very much. I live in the UK with my partner and our dog – an enthusiastic, bouncy Collie cross, Oli. He’s an attention seeker, clumsy and a real joy.

I baked my first cake when I was about 20. It was the chewiest, most awful thing I’ve ever eaten and I didn’t bake again until 4 years later. Since then, I’ve caught the bug and as a result watch copious amounts of food-related TV, hundreds of YouTube videos and am thinking about new bakes and new techniques whenever I have a spare moment.

Self-taught in baking, recipe writing and food photography, I know I have a long way to go.  But isn’t that was this is all about: the journey to a place you’ll never get to. This blog and it’s visitors help me progress and urge me to continue to learn new things. I’ll never be happy with what I know. It will never be enough. And that’s pretty great.