Welcome to The Humming Oven

Hi there!

Welcome to The Humming Oven. This is my first post and hopefully, not my last!

A little about me – my name is Ashanthi and I’m a cake/baking enthusiast, social justice activist and solicitor, among other things. I decided it was time to start a baking blog where I could share my experiences and improve upon my craft and hopefully help you improve yours!

So why did I start this blog?

When I bake, I find my zone of contentment – my zen. I love to bake and I love to decorate cakes, it brings me joy, and I want to share that joy with other people and help them to create their own works of art. I think there’s always a way to make something easier and hopefully that’s what I can do for you!

What is The Humming Oven about?

The Humming Oven is about my adventures and exploits in the baking and cooking world.  I’ll catalogue my failures and successes and tell you how you can avoid pitfalls.  I’ll share my inspiration and my works and hopefully it will inspire you to get baking!

My philosophy is that you should have a healthy balance in all aspects of your life and there is of course a place for fitness and diet in my life, but there is also a place for cake!  When you decide to indulge every now and again, I hope that my blog inspires you to create something that makes you feel warm and fuzzy – from all that sugar!

To give you some idea of where I started and where I’m at now – here are some photos:

Where I started:

The first cupcakes I ever decorated in 2009!
The first cupcakes I ever decorated in 2009!
The slightly improved decoration of cupcakes
The slightly improved decoration of cupcakes
A four layer ribbon cake with a dodgy icing job
A four layer ribbon cake with a dodgy icing job

What I can do now:

My first fondant cake!
My first fondant cake!

Peppa Pig Cake

My 2nd fondant cake
My 2nd fondant cake
The perfect swirl!  It took me ages to get this right :)
The perfect swirl! It took me ages to get this right :)
A lot of fun - but ended up being a bit dry.  The first time I made this cake it tasted delicious but looked like a mess.
A lot of fun – but ended up being a bit dry. The first time I made this cake it tasted delicious but looked like a mess.

 

If I can do it, so can you.  Here’s to the start of something sweet  :)

4 thoughts on “Welcome to The Humming Oven

  1. Well done Ashanthi! Can’t wait to read all your posts. I’m sure stories of your baking adventures wil be just as wonderful as your cakes :)

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