Welcome to Very Vanilla!
It's been a long time in the making, and many an hour spent agonising over logo designs, layouts and imagery, but I am so excited to finally be sharing Very Vanilla with you!
I can't pretend these past couple of weeks haven't been a tad stressful. Just after announcing a launch date, the hard-drive on my laptop refused to work and smelled like burnt toast. Sadly (and rather foolishly) I hadn't backed up any of my draft posts, edited images or recipes and I lost the lot! Luckily I could remember much of what I had written (it has been ingrained on my brain for quite a while) and, well, with the images...it was just a brilliant excuse to bake a ton of tasty treats!
Having said all that, I cannot thank my husband Mikey enough for all of his amazing design expertise, perfectionism, and endless time and patience coming to the fore. Without him, this website would not have been possible and I would probably still be fiddling about with the wording. Having spent the last 10 years working in PR and writing on behalf of clients, the hardest thing has been hearing my own voice in my writing! It's something I will have to get used to though. I am probably most known for writing too much - any text message or email I send has far more characters than is necessary - and so I will be trying hard to restrict my word count so you don't fall asleep!
I really can't wait to start sharing my ideas, recipes and experiences with you, both as a home baker and (as of last month), a small bakery business owner too.
Here at Very Vanilla, you will find me making intricate little tarts, savoury items and dinner party crowd pleasers. I will also be offering breakfast / brunch inspiration and a host of cakes for all occasions...all of which you can make in your own kitchens at home.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read Very Vanilla, I am so grateful that you have stopped by. Please feel free to comment on my posts, email me firstname.lastname@example.org and follow me on any of the social media buttons above! I would love to hear from you!