Get to know Gen

Hi Bakers, firstly, thank you for visiting my baking blog! I appreciate each and every visit, comment, post like or share and I sincerely hope that you enjoy making these recipes as much as I have!

So, my name’s Gen (short for Genevieve – very french, I know and fitting as I currently live in France), but hardly anyone calls me by my full name. I am South African by birth and lived in South Africa until I was about 24 years old. I moved to France in 2011 with my now husband and we have been living here ever since. I now have a little boy who makes my heart beat and a lot of my baking is to see the happiness on my family’s faces.

I am currently a home baker and self-taught, I’ve never had any training, so a lot of trial and error. But I have such a passion for baking that I hope to someday turn it into a full time profession. My favorite desserts to bake would have to be French Macarons and Cupcakes. I am obsessed with perfecting macarons and I love piping buttercream onto cupcakes.

I am of course a chocolate lover , so anything with chocolate is good for me and I prefer milk chocolate to dark chocolate. I would love to connect on Instagram or Facebook and get to know you too!


Sweet little sponge cakes, with their distinct shell shape, Madeleines are simple to make and so delicious to eat!

Mille Feuilles / Custard Slices

Mille feuilles, also known as a Custard Slice, is an oldie, but a goodie! This recipe is easy enough for beginners and versatile enough to be adjusted for the more experienced!

Ermine Buttercream (Cooked Flour Frosting)

Learn how to make cooked flour frosting with this easy to follow tutorial. This vanilla ermine frosting is so velvety that it melts in your mouth! You can easily make this at home in your own kitchen by following along with this video tutorial. If you find American buttercream too sweet and are looking for…

Top Tips for making Macarons

If you’re thinking about making macarons, then you are in the right place, because these are my top tips for making great macarons every time.


Everyone needs a good Chocolate Cake Recipe that they turn to when needed. This is mine and I love it because there is no fuss when making this recipe. This recipe is exactly the same as a Vanilla Cake Recipe, but all you need to do is change out some of the cake flour for…