I know what you’re thinking, ANOTHER food blog?! But bear with me here. I created Lionhead Eats in order to inspire and encourage others to tackle challenging baking projects.
Have you ever had that crazy thought, “I can totally make that multi-layer cake on the cover of Bon Appetit…from scratch!” But when you started reading the recipe you didn’t feel quite as confident anymore? Maybe because the directions were too vague or it required a million ingredients. Now you’re thinking: Oh shit, what have I gotten myself into?!
Like many others I’d see pics of beautiful layered cakes and flaky croissants all over blogs, recipe sites, and food magazines. Bookmarked them thinking I’ll get to it one day, but somehow got “distracted” by other things. The reality was, I made excuses like there’s too many ingredients or I don’t have the time or my pet (Yeti) needs me to feed him a treat right now.
But then I had this revelation after watching a season of The Great British Baking Show. A competition where REAL people with jobs, tiny kitchens, and most importantly not professionally trained baked everything from bread to phyllo dough. C’mon, who makes their own phyllo dough?!
I was inspired by how they tackled those insane challenges and yes, occasionally mistakes were made or things didn’t go as planned. But that’s what I loved! It felt real and relatable. Contestants weren’t always completely confident in their bakes or knowledge, but they always tried their best to succeed. That’s the real takeaway for me.
Well that’s what I’m here to do. To be your personal cheerleader (or guinea pig). Because I firmly believe that it’s in us, the capability to make food that’s both attractive and delicious (Note: Not just edible). My goal is to breakdown those walls of doubt, take on those challenging bakes, and translate it into success for you. So please join me in my baking adventures as I hope that both my mishaps and triumphs will encourage you get back into the kitchen and bake!