Hi, I’m Rachel
Welcome to Sweet Kitchen Cravings!
I’ve combined my lifelong love of baking and creating beautiful desserts along with an appreciation for all things delicious. Here you will find mostly sweet recipes, with some savory ones sprinkled in, to satisfy your cravings and delight your loved ones. Classic yet special and sure to impress!
Fun Facts About Me
Favorite ice cream
mint chocolate chip
coffee and ginger ale
maple valley, WA
best snuggle buddies
my 3 pups
I knew from around the age of 15 that I wanted to have a career in the food industry and had my eyes set on Culinary School. The kitchen is where I’ve truly enjoyed spending time – experimenting, creating, learning, and of course tasting. I soon realized my love for baking and decorating. My mom had taken cake decorating classes when I was younger and one day I decided to pull out her supplies and give it a try myself. I immediately fell in love with the artistic craft and would find any reason to bake and decorate a cake or special dessert.
After graduating high school, I moved to Portland, OR, and attended Western Culinary Institute for the Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie & Baking program. My love for baking and decorating continued to grow and would encompass every job I’d have for the following 15 years. Even when I was working 40 hours a week decorating cakes, I would come home and pour hours into elaborate cakes for my family, challenging myself to outdo what I made the year before. It was my creative outlet, my job, and my hobby all in one and there was nothing else I wanted to be doing.
“I was inspired to start Sweet Kitchen Cravings so I could create and share my collection of sweet treats, incredible flavor combinations, and delicious recipes”
After working many years in the baking industry I became incredibly burnt out and made the difficult choice to take some time away from what I had spent over half of my life dedicated to. I was unsure if I ever wanted to return to it but I eventually realized that the passion and love for my craft still shined through. I knew that I was meant to keep doing this in some capacity and I felt that I still had so much more to offer.
One thing I kept coming back to was how much I’ve always enjoyed sharing delicious and beautiful food with friends and family. Giving the treats I made to loved ones brought me joy from the first day I picked up a piping bag. Those sweet moments have made all the failures and hard times worth it. I knew that I wanted to share this passion with others and expand beyond those close to me.
I was inspired to start Sweet Kitchen Cravings so I could create and share my collection of sweet treats, incredible flavor combinations, and delicious recipes. Plus all the tips, and tricks I’ve learned firsthand. Tested and trusted recipes. A whole lot of sweet treats and some savory ones too. I’m so glad you found your way here and I hope you’re about to find your new favorite recipe to share with loved ones!