About Butter

About Butter

Welcome to Butter Baking.

My name is Natasha. I am a newly-trained pastry chef and lover of baked goods.

I started Butter Baking in 2011. At the time, I was in my final year of university, studying Arts (Public Relations). I realised that PR was not for me, and all I really wanted to do was bake cake all day (and I don’t even like cake).

As soon as I made that decision, I threw myself into baking. I began blogging to keep track of all my recipes and to keep myself sane while I finished the last few months of my degree.

I went on to get a job at a cupcake shop, and as hard as it is to get up in the morning, I really enjoy doing the early morning bake.

I also enrolled in a patisserie course at culinary school, which I have since finished. I loved every single minute, and learnt so much from all of the amazing chefs.

If you’re interested, you can read my full story here.

Some things I love:
Baking. Cookies (preferably if they’re chewy). Cookie dough. Summer. Lychee martinis (or any martinis, really). Books. The beach. Chocolate. Mexican food. Making lists. Friends. Travelling. New York. Family. My (now huge) puppy. Ice cream. Pie. Beer. Suits (the show). Eating. Coffee. Freshly baked pastries.

I don’t like: Cooking. Cake (weird, I know). Long winters. Slow drivers. Spaghetti. Traffic. Frosting (also weird, I know).

Baking makes me ridiculously happy. So I hope you stay a while and enjoy my blog and my recipes! Expect lots of cookies and pies. And not so many cakes.

If you would like to contact me, please leave me a comment or send me an email to:
butterbaking [at] hotmail [dot] com. I’d love to hear from you!
You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, PinterestInstagram and RSS.

On a final note: Milk + Cookies = Happiness.

Happy baking!


PS. When I started this blog, I never imagined it would grow and blossom into what it has become today – I actually thought no one would ever read it.
But Butter Baking has surprised me and grown into something fantastic that I am extremely proud of, that I work very hard at, and that I absolutely love doing.
I love having you here to visit and adore hearing when you’ve tried out one of my recipes.

But please keep in mind – all of the photos and some of the recipes (unless otherwise stated) on Butter Baking are of my own hard work and creation and subject to copyright.
If you recreate one of my original recipes on your own blog, please, please give me credit and link back to me.
And if you would like to use one of my photos, please email me first to ask at butterbaking[at]hotmail[dot]com. I would really appreciate it :-)

Thanks for visiting! Hope you come back soon.


54 responses to “About Butter

  1. Troy

    I’m officially a subscriber! Love your apple pie! Make one and send it over to me ASAP!!!

  2. Soula

    I HAVE SUBSCRIBED!!! Keep baking doll face, I’ll bake along with you here in the States…after I’ve finished converting all of the measurements of course!!


    • SOULA! Thanks for subscribing :-) I’m so glad you did! We ate those cupcakes together, remember?
      Go and buy a measuring cup and kitchen scales and you won’t need to convert anything! As a quick tip, 1 stick of your butter = 110g (grams). And from now on I’ll try and include ounces for you!

  3. Anonymous

    i think taste testing needs to take place at ag natasha!!

  4. Erika :)


    What an amazing site! We adore it!

    I am off to attempt a baking session with some great music with all this inspitrairon you have put before me!

    See you soon! It’s always lovely and we thoroughly enjoy your conversations! You have such an infectious personality!

    With love!

    Erika :) xx

    • Erika!
      I am so happy you like it and that it has inspired you to bake! You have to let me know how you go.
      It’s always lovely to see you and the rest of your family too! A bit of fun in a normally boring day :)
      See you soon!
      Natasha xx

  5. vicki

    Beautiful site Bella! Vxx
    Ps – shoot me your email, the one I have is bouncing!

  6. Natasha:
    Love your site! I’m working on my food blog and found you via TasteSpotting.com. Butter is one of the best sites I’ve seen and your photography skills ROCK!

    oh, fyi – “Email Subscription” is misspelled.

    Will let you know when I get my blog up.

  7. Amber Linn

    I love your blog! I’m interested in becoming a better cook & I’ve found a lot of cooking blogs that I’ve liked but yours is by far one of the best! Kudos to you & your future business because you deserve it:)

  8. Hey! Thanks for commenting on my blog so I could come see your site! You have some wonderful recipes I want to try out and I would definitely go to your bakery :)

  9. farrah

    I adore you blog and am blown away by your beautiful pictures. What kind of camera do you use and editing software?

    Keep up the incredible work!

    • Hi Farrah! Thanks so much for the compliments :-) I use a Canon 550D and don’t really edit my photos; sometimes I adjust the contrast. I find it has more to do with lighting than editing, but I love my camera and highly recommend it!

  10. Julia B

    I love your about me! Butter is amazing xxx

  11. Alison Empey

    Keep your passion! Success isn’t necessarily defined by $, but those that are the most financially successful are doing what they love and have a passion for! Good luck preparing for your own bakery…sounds like you’ve got your head stuck on right! Enjoy your journey…I’m going to keep reading and trying your recipes…and when I get to Melbourne, I expect you to have your own bakery!

  12. Any blog that begins with “butter” has got to be good! And it is!

    First time here and loving it!

  13. Hello Natasha,
    This is my first time on your blog and I love it
    You are a very talented baker and photographer :)

  14. Hi Natasha, from 1 fellow Aussie to another – love your work!!! Don’t stop baking and I look forward to sharing tips and tricks ;)

  15. Donna

    So many wonderful things to bake Natasha, I can’t decide which ones to do first, I want to make them all in one day. Just love your blog.

  16. Donna

    Well Natasha, I am going to start off with the Whoopie Pies (nutella and cream), then onto the Nutella Croissant Pudding, finishing with Tiramisu. I have a family get together so want to impress….should do the trick I think. I also need a savoury rice/vegetable dish to go with bar-b-cued meat if you know of anything thats tasty but simple to prepare.

    • Oh the Nutella croissant pudding is amazing! You can make it a single large one if you like, too. And the tiramisu is usually a crowd pleaser.
      As for a savoury dish with the meat, potato salad is great; boiled potatoes, finely chopped pickles, olives and sundried tomatoes, finely diced and fried bacon and onion, some shallots and a dressing made from mayonnaise, seeded mustard and lemon juice, to taste. YUM! Enjoy the get together :-)

  17. Hi! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to check it out. I’m undoubtedly loving the details. I’m book-marking and will likely be tweeting this to my followers! Outstanding weblog and great style and style. 172366

  18. Mandy

    I’m officially in love with your recipes. There are just so many to choose from that I don’t know where to start lol!

  19. Hey Natasha,
    I nominated you for the Blog on Fire Award!

  20. pink_suger

    Great work…… :) I have just SUBSCRIBED to you YUMMY blog……I’m in love with your recipes. There are so many yummy stufffff…..I have a suggestion if i may , you have several pictures of the final work it would be preferred that there are photos of your work from start to finish… It Increases the pleasure of the dish…

    • Hey! Thanks so much for subscribing, I hope you enjoy the blog!! And thanks for the suggestion but I often bake at night so I can’t take pictures of the process as I don’t like the way photos turn out in unnatural light! :-D

  21. Hi Natasha! I was googling for a muffin recipe and stumbled across your website….AMAZING! I have recently started my own food blog and am loving it too. Like you baking and taking photo’s is my happiness…and from one Melbourne girl to another, well done Lady…wish I was still back home so when you open your bakery I could visit every week :)

  22. iced cupcake

    Hi, I love reading your blog – and it motivates me that I can create a blog that is visually stimulating as well as just yummy at some point :) Thanks for the inspiring ideas. I linked your blog onto a recent post if you would like to see: http://icedcupcake.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/almond-and-chocolate-chip-cookies/

  23. Teresa

    Love your recipes!!!

  24. Jasmine

    You are such a gorgeous girl! Keep up the amazing work! You are always my go-to site when I want something yummy to make!

  25. Stumbled across your blog and LOVE it! Wow, will defo be back for more!

  26. Louisa

    love your blog and now a happy subscriber.all the way from Zambia!…your chats introducing your latest creation are always great fun….and your recipes sooooo yummy! I have finally found a food blog I enjoy and look forward to!

    • Hello Louise! Thank you so much for all the kind words :-) it made me really happy to hear that you like my writing and recipes, and that you have subscribed! Glad to have you following :-D

  27. Lance

    I found your wonderful blog during a web search for Biscoff spread as my dear friend Christine in the USA (Texanas Kitchen on WordPress) recently spoke about Biscoff and I was trying to source it here in Australia. Your blog and recipes are great btw. Amazing! Also, I noticed you have the same green provincial dinner plates as I do. Small world. :-)

    • Hi Lance! Yeah Biscoff isn’t something you can get here unfortunately :-( get her to send you some!
      Thanks for the kind words! Haha it is a small world, I love those plates! :-)

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