Thursday, 8 November 2012


Hello and welcome to Cakes and Bakes by Kate!

I'm an amateur baker, inspired (like many others!) by "The Great British Bake Off".

I first attempted baking at around the age of 15, but ended up with a truly disastrous cake. As my Mum isn't really a baker, I assumed that I just didn't have the knack to bake, and never really tried again.

I did some sugarcraft at school, making sugar flowers and cake toppers. I've recently subscribed to a popular cake decorating magazine to enhance my sugarcraft and decoration skills.

I love to cook, and after watching the 3rd series of "The Great British Bake Off" in Autumn 2011, I was inspired to give it another go!

I was pleasantly surprised with my first few bakes; which turned out fairly well; despite the earlier failure in my teens. I've since come to the conclusion that the earlier failure may have been due to the dodgy thermostat on my Mum's oven......

I hope you enjoy following my journeys into baking, and I also hope that I can share my successes (and mistakes) with you all in an attempt to make us all better bakers!

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  1. Hiya Kathryn, Welcome to food blogging- its loads of fun! I just wanted to send you an email as I've used this blog name before and had a few problems. I'm sorry I couldn't find your email address on your blog to write you an email, but if you drop me a line at I'll explain all! Best wishes, Kate

  2. Hi Kate,

    Many thanks for your message. I have inboxed you now :)

    Kind Regards,



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