It’s Me – Dianne

Hello there – Welcome to my Happy Place!!

Just in case you were wondering, and I assume that you are since you’re reading this page… Baking 4 Six came about when I discovered these things called blogs around 2008. I was a little late to the blogging world, or so I thought back then. My children were 5, 7, 9, and 12 years old. Anyway, in 2009 I decided to start my own blog. I thought that it would be a creative outlet for me to write, work on photography skills and document recipes so that I could easily find them and also pass them onto my children. I started learning all about the process and trying out different free blog sites and in November  21, 2010 I wrote my first official Baking 4 Six post.

I can’t help but think where my blog would be now if I hadn’t lost my blog back in 2012. I didn’t exactly lose the blog, but I lost the Baking 4 Six domain name. I had worked hard to make my blog and myself a recognizable name among up and coming bloggers in the baking/craft/homemaking world- back when Facebook pretty much had a monopoly on the social media world. If you follow the cookie decorating world at all you probably know who one of them is. I’m back now so we’ll see if anyone remembers me??

I have enjoyed baking since I was a young child and made pie-dough cookies practically every time I visited with my Grandma Edith. How I wish we had pictures of those cookies. My grandmother was very artistic and she could cut the pie crust into the shape of anything I wanted. She once made Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion form the Wizard of Oz.

I began decorating simple cakes around age 12 when my Grandma June passed along her Wilton cake decorating supplies to my mom. I’ve alway been around baking & treat making as my mom was always baking something to share with my class or her co-workers.

During my college years, I worked for a small at the time, but now immensely popular European Bakery in Sacramento. The owner offered to train me, but I declined his offer because I was working toward my BA degree. I kind of regret that decision. However, during the past 25 years since I met my husband, graduated college, been a school teacher and have been a mom for over 20 years. Except for a few years working as a teacher’s aide (which meant I got to be in the classroom all day with both my younger children during both of their 1st grade years), I have been a stay at home mom for our 4 children. There are 6 of us in my immediate family, hence the name Baking 4 Six which my husband came up with when I asked for his help in naming my blog.

Baking 4 Six is literal in that I enjoy baking for my family of 6 and metaphorical in my role as a woman/wife/mom where I take all the ingredients that life brings and turn them into the recipe that is our family. You can read more about me as I share my life throughout my posts.

disclaimer: I pride myself in my ability to “edit” and catch typos for other people — however, I’m probably one of the worst “self-editors” especially on a computer screen. Seriously, the worst – sigh.



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