My name is Britt AKA She Who Bakes.
Up until eight years ago, I had never baked a cake before in my life! Diagnosed with depression following a string of personal tragedies, including losing my mum when I was 16, and suffering with the effects of septicaemia after an operation, I was set a challenge to bake a cake for a charity bake sale. I bought a packet mix (Mary Berry forgive me!) a lump of icing and created a square shaped Pudsey mess. He looked and tasted awful, but made me ridiculously happy. I quickly became obsessed with baking, started a blog and now years later, here I am! I’m very proud to say baking and blogging played a massive part in my recovery on every level. I regularly give talks raising awareness for mental health issues and the benefits creativity had on my journey back from depression. You can read my full story here.
Classes & Workshops
I teach cake decorating classes and workshops at cake schools around the world as well as demonstrating at industry shows and exhibitions. I also teach blogging workshops for small businesses. To keep up to date with the latest courses please check my social media pages.
I manage a multi award winning baking blog that publishes recipes and tutorials and tries and tests the latest and best baking products on the market. I also report on baking, cake decorating and general foodie shows up and down the country. For partnership or sponsored opportunities and advertising, get in touch via the contact page.
I am an international speaker and presenter. I give talks raising awareness for mental health by talking about the role baking and social media played in my personal journey back from depression. I’m pleased to say I will be speaking at TEDxFolkestone in 2018 on the subject of courage.
I run regular workshops on how to get the most from your blog, sharing my bloggers knowledge and tips.
I also do on stage baking and cake decorating demos as well as compere at food events.
I am the author of the Amazon number one best selling book Cakes, Bakes & Business; The Practical Guide To Starting Your Home Baking Enterprise. Available on Amazon now.
UK Blog Awards Food & Drink Highly Commended 2017.
Kent Independent Traders Home Based Business of the Year Winner 2016.
Kent Independent Traders Entrepreneur of the Year Runner Up 2016.
Kent Digital Awards Best Blog : Business Bronze Award Winner 2016.
SME Awards Social Media Pioneer of the Year Finalist 2016.
Kent Women In Business Home Based Business Woman of the Year Runner Up 2016.
Kent Independent Traders Home Based Business of the Year Winner 2015.
Kent Digital Awards Best Blog Gold Award Winner 2015.
Kent Digital Awards Best Website : Lifestyle & Culture Bronze Award Winner 2015.
Kent Women in Business Home Based Business of the Year Winner 2015.
UK Blog Awards Food & Drink Individual Finalist 2015.
Cake Masters Personality of the Year Finalist 2014.
ABC Networks Most Promising New Business Finalist 2014.