Welcome to Lydia Bakes, where I endeavour to recreate classic baking dishes with a difference.

I'm Lydia, I’m married to Mr S and we have a kitty named Pecan. Our happy little family live in Auckland, New Zealand.

I originally started my blog as a sort of brag book of my cakes I made for friends and family under the name Grace Cakes.

Now I'm on a mission to help give out some useful information and tips on baking and cake decorating as well as sharing my experiences (and sometimes failures!) in the kitchen.

Aside from the kitchen you’ll find me taking photos of everything Pecan, listening to music, reading books (usually ones that are also movies), running and drooling over amazing wedding blogs.

How do I sum up who I am? I’m a wife, a baker, a cat lover, a Sunday School teacher, a runner, a student preschool teacher.

Not everything I do I’m good at, but I love to give it I try. I love things to be organised but I’m not, I love interior design but my house doesn’t show it, I love good fashion but can’t afford to look that good.

Thanks for visiting Lydia Bakes, if you feel like leaving me a message then I please leave me a comment, I love reading them! ...except for spam. Please don't send me spam.