Hi, my name is Christie! Thank you for taking your time and stopping by!
Growing up, my mom was always baking. It seemed like every evening, we never went without dessert. I would always watch or help her mix ingredients, but never really thought twice about what it took to get the end result.
That changed after I married my wonderful husband Ben five years ago, and I moved from Northern California down to Southern California. His career was taking off, and I had many changes going on, new job, new people, new environment, but the one thing that stayed familiar was the kitchen and baking. So, rather than focusing on the end result as I always had, I started to play with ingredients and recipes on my own, and realized, I should have been paying more attention to mom’s recipes and techniques in the kitchen all along!
By reading recipes, cookbooks, blogs, etc., executing recipes, comparing the results, calibrating my oven, many trials and errors, I think it’s safe to say, I have the hang of it 😉 I don’t know everything, I am always learning, testing, and tasting.
Cupcakes are my absolute favorite thing to make. In fact, you will see cupcakes probably more than anything on this blog.
I looked into obtaining a home food license while trying to decide if I wanted to turn my hobby into a business. After much thought and research, I decided I would rather bake and share the ideas and recipes with friends, family, and anyone who might be interested.
Ben asked me one day in all fun, if I wasn’t interested in going the business route, what is one thing I would exchange my cupcakes for? I half jokingly replied with… coffee! Come on coffee lovers, who wouldn’t trade cupcakes for a large iced Americano? Ok, ok, well I would to say the least. Thus, BAKE FOR COFFEE was born.
BAKE FOR COFFEE is my personal blog, a place for me to share with you, my thoughts, ideas, and what I love to do. Speaking of that, what are we still doing here? Let’s get baking and have some fun!
If you have questions or comments, I can be reached by email: christie (at) bakeforcoffee (dot) com