About Me

Hey there, I'm Tash. The baker behind The Velvet Moon Baker!

 I'm a 24 year old mummy to the one and only beautiful Faith. My 3 year old daughter.

Look at that cute face! She's my crazy, clean hands freak, funny, beautiful little toot. 

Oh and girlfriend to himself. He has to have a mention as it is his support that keeps me passionate about baking (and his ability to listen to me natter away....constantly, about all things baking without going loopy is pretty impressive as well). Although he'll probably hate that I've included a photo as well.

 My two favourite people

I live in a small fishing town in County Donegal, Ireland where those fantastical, exciting baking products are pretty scarce. So I'm learning to be pretty inventive with what I can get my hands on.

I'm actually an Essex girl and went to the same highschool as Jamie Oliver (Oh yeah, Claim to fame). Moved to the beautiful Isle of Skye when I was 17 and then met himself when I was 19. Which resulted in me swiftly running away to Ireland.

Oh the romance.

I love, love, love baking. I'll bake absolutely anything.

And baking is even better when I bake with my little sister, Fleur. Which isn't often as we live in completely different countries now.

And yes she is probably going to kill me for putting up a photo of her practically inhaling the cookie dough before it's baked (Oh the joys of being a food bloggers sibling)

Also I have a second sister.

The baby of us 3, Brittany. Or as she is more commonly know, Be. Not sure whether that because Be is more of an endearing nickname or we're all just too lazy to say her full name. Although I have to admit a major pet hate of mine is when people call her 'Britney' don't ask me why but this really irritates me.

Plus another photo I'll probably be killed for.

I love food, sometimes a tad to much (I'm trying to control that love). Anything with sugar, sprinkles or chocolate is a total winner with me.

The Velvet Moon Baker is all about baking with love (and a hell of a lot of sugar love). Not all the things I bake make it onto the blog as I'll admit there are plenty of disasters in my kitchen.

Yup we all have minor (or major) hiccups in the kitchen.

I hope you enjoy having a read and get inspired by some of my recipes.

I love hearing from you, even if it's just to say you popped by. 

So if you have any questions, ideas or just fancy a chat about cupcakes be sure to send me an email


Just a little bit of the nitty gritty

All recipes and opinions are my own (unless stated otherwise). As are all the photos and they must not be reproduced or printed without my personal consent.

Please feel free to link to me when/if you use my recipes but don't reproduce them.

.I was interviewed for Gourmandize UK-Ireland

.During the summer of 2013 The Velvet Moon Baker was nominated for and became one of the 5 finalists for the Blog Awards Ireland

blog awards ireland

.I have a variety of guest posts on some of my favourite blogs

Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Chip Cookies at Rainbows & Honeysuckle
Giant Double Chocolate Cookie at Sweet 2 Eat Baking
A Tale of Two Kitchens at Baking Beardy
Amaretti Cookies at Futures

1 comment:

  1. Happy Monday! I nominated you for a Leibster Blog Award! Check out my post below for details and instructions...I look forward to reading your responses!


    - Ka Ning