Well hello there gorgeous! I’m so excited to welcome you to Bake Play Smile… a happy little blissful foodie paradise full of salted caramel goodness, chocolate laden desserts and pretty much anything covered in sprinkles! Oh and of course, there’s a few healthy and savoury recipes thrown in for good measure too (but only sometimes… and not very often!!).
My name is Lucy and I’m a mum (yay… it still feels amazing to write that!), a wife (equally as fabulous), a (now ex!) primary school teacher, a lover of all things sweet, a total and utter over-organiser, an obsessive neat-freak and to be honest, a bit of a stress-head! Most importantly of all, I love to pop on my apron and have a play around in the kitchen.
I first started Bake Play Smile in May 2013 as a way to share my recipes and cooking adventures with my friends and family. Originally I also included posts about different teaching ideas and classroom resources that I found useful. Since then, I’ve been absolutely blown away by the support Bake Play Smile has received and over time it has evolved into a full-blown baking blog. What started as a little hobby, has become one of the best things I’ve ever done… and it’s now my full time job (something I am incredibly grateful for – trust me, I know how lucky I am to be baking cakes for a living!!).
In mid-2014 I took a massive leap of faith, left my teaching job and started working on my blog full time. Thankfully it paid off and I’m so, so lucky to be able to have such a brilliant (and delicious!) job.
My husband and I live in a beautiful part of Victoria, Australia, with our super adorable little boy Will. He was born in February this year and is just the BEST thing to ever happen to us. Can you tell I’m just a tad obsessed?? We also have a gorgeous golden retriever Shari who likes to think that she is my number one taste-tester.
I have a big sweet tooth and I always make sure I try out each and every one of my recipes. But lets be serious… I definitely don’t eat the whole cake, slice or batch of cookies – otherwise I’d have to take up running full-time (and I do NOT like running)!
Or cake..Or caramel…Or dessert…My favourite TV shows are House of Cards, Nashville and Orange Is The New Black (hello Netflix!), my favourite cake is cheesecake, my favourite ice-cream flavour is mint-chip, I love summer and I have an unhealthy obsession with recipe magazines and cookbooks. That’s pretty much me in a nutshell!I hope you enjoy reading Bake Play Smile and find the recipes to be delicious! I always love hearing from people who have tried my recipes, so pretty please email me at [email protected] to let me know. You can also keep in touch with all of my baking adventures and new recipes by following me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.