My name is Natasha, and I’m the creator of this blog. I have no formal culinary training, just a passion for baking and pastry. I believe that anyone can create beautiful, artistic, and delicious desserts. I also believe in using good ingredients, and I try to use what’s local, seasonal, and organic when I can. If I can make a recipe healthier and taste just as good, I’ll do it. However, this is a baking blog, and sometimes copious amounts of butter and sugar are necessary. Organic butter and sugar, of course.
As you can see, my love for dessert stems from a young age, and spans many continents.
Warsaw, Indiana, USA circa 1983
London, England 1999
Cusco, Peru 2008
Zurich, Switzerland 2009
By day, I am an oboist. That means that I play the oboe and teach lessons to lots of middle and high school kids. By night, I am also an oboist, and play whatever freelance gigs I have at the time. Somewhere in between, I make desserts and take pictures of them. I also watch way too many hours of the Food Network and bad reality TV.
Thanks for stopping by. If there are any posts that you like, I would love for you to leave a comment. You can also feel free to contact me here or at natasha (at) cakemerchant (dot) com