I like to spend time with my daughter and through baking I find a different deeper level to connect with her without much talking, but just doing things together. I think there is something
magical that happens in the kitchen, I feel at ease there, I feel comfortable and cozy and I think we all should try returning to the kitchen sometimes.
We are creating together in the kitchen, there is a team spirit and food is a common ground that connects us, people.
How did I get the bug for baking? I was a kid and I remember that I spent tons of time in my neighbors’ kitchen where I was watching my best friend’s mother bake delicious cakes.
My mother was also a baker and she used to make very complicated desserts that had to stay in the fridge for days before they were ready to eat. I remember I was really frustrated and couldn’t understand why everything with baking had to be so complicated.
Despite what they say that you need to follow recipes when you make a cake and you can’t experiment much, I started experimenting in my kitchen and that’s how I learned to bake. I have learned so many valuable lessons from baking, such as gratitude, patience, and self-fulfillment.
Throughout my life, I always have been baking, for friends, for family and for myself. My friends are bringing me cookbooks from all over the world and I have tried baking with all kinds of ingredients. I even started a food blog some time ago while I was still living in Bucharest. Then… then my daughter was born and we moved to Switzerland. It’s where my life changed.
I worked for several years as a financial consultant but I was getting tired of the corporate world and I wanted my freedom back.
I am a restless person who needs new challenges, I am curious by nature and an avid adventurer. Baking gave me that sense of freedom and adventure. Testing and perfecting a new recipe is both exciting and rewarding.
Another reason for me to return to baking was my daughter.
She was suspect of having celiac disease and I realized that there were not many choices here in Switzerland in terms of gluten free cakes and my daughter was often asking me why she can’t eat the cakes at the birthday parties of her friends.
This is what made me start baking again, this time trying out gluten-free flours. And because the taste never quite satisfied me, plus it was almost impossible to find in Zürich a piece of gluten free cake that also tastes good, I decided to create delicious gluten free cake recipes with my own gluten-free flour mix that tastes as good as a normal cake.
I remember my first gluten free birthday cake…and after that, it just became so obvious that I had to start my own Sweet Treats Baking House.