Pretty Bakes Blog

Cake decorating basics for pretty cakes, cupcakes, cookies and other sweet treats

About Jen

first fondant cake

That’s me and my first fondant cake for my friend Jen’s 30th birthday. Photo by Suzy Melo

Hi, I’m Jen. I make cake-decorating mistakes so you don’t have to.

Mix a passion for delectable desserts with a commitment to constant improvement, add a love of writing and creating stuff and ta da! You’ve got yourself a baking blog. Welcome, friends.

I’m a self-taught (amateur) cake decorator and a professional journalist in Toronto.

Whether I’m baking cakes, cupcakes, cookies or bars, I strive for pretty and delicious sweet treats that make ’em go “ooh!” and “mmm!”

Lucky for me, I have a large circle of friends and family — including six nieces I adore — so there’s always bound to be an upcoming birthday party or other special occasion where I can share my latest baking accomplishment(s).

This blog chronicles my baking and cake-decorating history and I’d be delighted if anything I learn along the way is helpful to you or maybe inspires you to get baking and cake-decorating too.

Any questions? I love getting feedback so post comments or if you’d rather contact me privately, leave a message for me by filling in and submitting the following form. 

All the best,