Behind the baking
Baked By Brooke is based in Laidley, in the Lockyer Valley. I bake all things sweet, decadent and delicious! I truly enjoy turning the simplest of ingredients into something that makes you say “mmm, yum”, before you even realise you have spoken.
My specialties are cakes and cupcakes, baked using delicious Lockyer Valley fresh produce and good old-fashioned recipes – some of which have been in my family for years. I bake with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible and the eggs I use come from the happiest, most free-range chickens you will ever find, from a farm close by.
Baking is something I enjoyed from the time I was old enough to lick the beaters in my Mum’s kitchen. Growing up, there would always be home baked afternoon teas waiting for my siblings and I after school. Mum taught me how to bake in primary school and I’ve adored it ever since.
I’ve often been complimented on my cakes not only looking great, but tasting great as well. I’ve heard so many disappointing stories of cakes for special occasions that looked amazing, but were dry or bland to eat, and left on the plate. All my cakes, and buttercreams are made from scratch. Packet mixes and pre-mixes would be quicker, but they taste nothing like the real thing!
Finally, I won’t use the line that the secret ingredient in a good cake is love, but you can tell when a cake maker loves what they do, and this shines through in the taste, texture and appearance of your cake.
I look forward to designing the perfect cake with you and creating something that is memorable and delicious.
And remember...”A party without cake, is just a meeting!”