Hi, I’m Laurel and welcome to You Can Bake This! I look forward to us enjoying cooking all sorts of sweet stuff together and having a bit of fun as well…

A little bit about me… I love to cook – strike that – bake and I come from a large family of committed cooks and bakers. I work full time, do my blog on the side and have an amazing husband who crazily enough doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth (huh? Don’t get it…). Maybe my love of baking started with my mother’s apple pie? It is legendary – I won’t even attempt to make it, because I know it won’t be as good as hers… No point setting myself up for failure… My father made amazing cream horns (still one of my favourites) and many Saturday mornings were spent with Mum baking for our school lunches the following week. So at home is where it all started for me…

I also love to play music when I cook. And when I play music it’s LOUD. I’m really having a good time when I’m baking… If my husband happens to be in the house when I’m cooking, then I can’t really play loud music coz that’d be rude (annoyed face!), so he gets inflicted with me listening to music with earphones in and usually with me singing along. And of course I have an awesome singing voice coz I can’t hear myself can I… winking-face_1f609

I hope you enjoy my blog. All of the recipes I post have been tried and tested and I personally love to eat them. You won’t find anything here that I haven’t eaten (probably way too many times!) and thoroughly enjoyed myself.

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to my beautiful niece Mavren Lee who did all of the photography on this site. She has spent many, many weekends in my kitchen taking photos and without her, I know that the site would look nothing like it does now. She’s amazing. You can find Mavren Lee on Instagram here.

And of course huge thanks to my wonderful husband. He supports me in everything that I do and I couldn’t ask for a better ‘fan’. He puts up with the kitchen being taken over, photo shoots and way too many baked goods for 2 people! (as well as the terrible singing)

So listen, life’s too short to not enjoy good food, especially sweet things, so let’s get started!

Butterscotch Cupcakes with Meringue Frosting |
Butterscotch Cupcakes with Meringue Frosting |



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