Hi,

Welcome to my blog! I'm Zoe and I love to bake... for my family and friends. We all can be happy kids and it is essential to eat well and be happy.

I’ve been blogging since August 2010 and hope to learn lots of cooking and baking skills from blogging. Please feel free to comment and I am happy to share my thoughts and any interesting recipes that I have come across…

I was born and raised in Singapore and have been living in Melbourne, Australia in the past decade, so naturally, my food culture has been a mix of both countries. At this point, I begin to recall back my past and would see how my interest in cooking and baking develop…

Since young, I never have to cook and wouldn’t cook. Then again, being educated in Catholic schools, I’m always interested in baking but always a failure in my home-economic classes. My chocolate cakes are always flat and burnt. I laughed when I remembered that my cookies bounced when they accidentally fell from tabletop. Even today, my best school friend and I still laughed at these bloopers whenever we talked about our school life.

Welcome to my kitchen...
It was my life changing moment from the day that I came to live in Melbourne. I started cooking initially to minimize the cost of living, and it progresses slowly to an interest. I also realize that we are responsible for the food that we put into our mouth and can see the advantage of DIY foods.

Now, as a mum, giving my family the best nutrition is always my priority. At the same time, I wish to explore my cooking with a little of fun and art. I always remember my very first fun baking project which was my child's one year old birthday cake. They were the Elmo and Cookie monster cupcakes and I was proud of my achievement as an amateur baker. What motivate me further was the scene of my child and his teething friends as they were chomping the cake. I can feel the happiness in these kids and it has been a very special moment for me.

Love baking with my KitchenAid
I am very happy that I've learned and improved a lot for my baking from my past years of food blogging. Before blogging, I wasn't confidence enough to bake a loaf of bread and I'm now exploring lots of different recipes as much as I can.

I was lucky too to meet my two great friends through blogging and they are Joyce from Kitchen Flavours and Lena from Frozen wings. Joyce, Lena and I started baking a lot together with our bake-alongs since May 2011. All my bake-along experiences with them have been really fruitful and priceless for me and I have learned heaps of knowledge from Joyce and Lena and also other food bloggers.

So what’s next? I hope to explore more cooking and baking skills with this blog and hope to learn and improve as I blog further. Happy Baking.

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Email me at zoebakeforhappykids[at]gmail[dot]com

Please forgive me if I don't promptly answer your email. I'm a working mum and would like to dedicate most of my free time for my family. Besides, writing my blog and blogging can be time-consuming and would like seek your understanding for any late response. Otherwise, please feel free to leave comment on my blog, I am usually quick to respond via blogging.