Hi! I’m Liz – an American baker and cake decorator living in Britain.
Welcome to my blog! I’m an American with Southern and Italian roots, who has somewhat randomly found herself living in Gravesend, Kent – famous as the final resting place of Pocahontas.
I love to bake and have been creating desserts for more than 20 years. After years of taking photos of my family favourites and pâtisserie experiments, I decided it is finally time to try sharing some of these.
Hope you enjoy!
A bit more about me:
I’m originally from an extremely rural town in Maryland, near the Pennsylvania border. Although we’re technically a ‘southern’ state courtesy of the traditional North/South boundary at the Pennsylvania line, my real southern roots are courtesy of my mother – born and bred in North Carolina.
On my dad’s side, we’re Italians – my grandfather arrived by boat through Ellis Island in the 1920s, eventually settling in Altoona, PA – home of the world famous horseshoe curve (more on this later).
When I was growing up, we cooked and baked foods from both of my parents’ family repertoires and cultural heritages, with some Old Bay thrown in to represent their adopted home of Maryland.
At 18, I moved to the United Kingdom for university – first in Scotland and then in England. Now, fourteen years later, I’m married and living in Kent with my English husband and our fluffy diva of a cat.