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Hey there- thanks for stopping by!

My name is Geraldine and I love desserts. And food in general. In the past few years, I’ve developed a passion for baking—so I thought it would be fun to start a blog about it!

I work full time and I have 3 kids, which makes it almost impossible to dedicate a lot of time to baking. I’ve never taken a class and I didn’t grow up in a baking family. So I’m still practicing and hope to get better with time. I figure this blog will help me document my attempts…

(You probably won’t believe this considering how much I bake, but aside from trying some bites of all kinds of desserts, I eat a low fat diet. I’ve been doing it for years. So occasionally I plan on posting low fat recipes.)

Oh yeah– I forgot to tell you that I also love to decorate cakes and plan parties (especially theme parties)!!

Anyway, I hope to hear from you! Leave me a comment if you’d like, or email me at PrettyBaking@gmail.com.

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  1. Hello Geraldine, thanks for liking my post about my first (fake-)stacked cake. I’ve only read a bit of your blog but it looks fun! I am a mom of a baby and toddler, working parttime and would like more time for my hobbies as well. The toddler is reaching the age now where we can start baking together a bit, although the mess is 3 times as much as when I would bake alone (and I can make a good mess myself allready). I think I’ll enjoy reading your blog, about the baking, but also a bit about your life, where the baking and family meet, like with the buttescotch/caramel bars your husband doesn’t like :).

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    • Aw, I’m glad you enjoyed reading my blog– thank you. I know, it really is tough with young kids. My 4 year old loves to bake with me, but as you said, it’s a big mess! Haha. 🙂 But still they do enjoy it so much, and they really enjoy eating the desserts too!! Good luck– and I’ll stop by your blog too!!

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  2. Hey Geraldine! Thanks for stopping by my blog – it’s nice to find another Washington, D.C. Baker! 😉 You have such a great blog – I’m hugely impressed that you keep up with 3 kids as well! I’ll definitely be checking back often. 🙂
    Kristin

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    • Hi Kristin– thank you! And I’ve now moved to Alabama, but I hope to return to DC someday! BTW, love you blog. 🙂

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      • Thanks Geraldine – I really love yours too! From DC to Alabama – that’s quite a culture shock! There’s so much to love about the South though. Everything seems a little less rushed there – we could use some of that in DC! 😉

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  3. Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed looking at yours too. A lot of yummy ideas;-)

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  4. Thank you so much for visiting my little blog! I love your themed cakes and I can’t wait to try one of your dessert recipes!

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  5. thefrostedhippo

    Thanks for the like on my blog!! I love your recipies and cakes. So inspiring!!

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  6. i am soooo glad that you stopped by my blog because now I’ve discovered yours. I’m actually just leaving work and heading to the grocery store to get the goods to make my boys’ b-day cake for Saturday’s party – double party means only one cake!!. I’ve added some new stuff to my grocery list based on a couple of your posts. So yummy sounding, all of them. I’ll be reading everything you post!

    Thanks. Stephanie

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    • Hi Stephanie! I’m sorry- I never got to respond since I moved and there’s been so much craziness. Nice to hear that I was able to inspire you to add some new stuff to your grocery list. Glad you liked my posts– thank you!! And hope the birthday cake came out great! 🙂 -Geraldine

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  7. Joseph Michael

    Thank you for checking out my blog & liking my post!

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  8. Hi Geraldine! Thanks for liking my Doughnut post! It brought me here and I’ve read quite a few of your posts in a row – you are such an entertaining writer! 🙂 Consider me subscribed.

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  9. Hi Geraldine, I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award! Here are the details 🙂 http://sunshinescrapbook.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/the-super-sweet-blogging-award/

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  10. Thanks so much for stopping by, and your stuff looks fantastic!

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  11. Thanks for the like….. and for stopping by 😀

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  12. Thank you for stopping by my blog and the “like” of my post.

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  13. Thank you for liking my first post; I really appreciate it! And you have such a fun blog going on here, it’s a pleasure to visit, really.

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  14. Hello Geraldine!
    Thank you for liking our post “A Sweet Favor”. I see you love to bake as well. Your Minion theme sweets are adorable! You did a great job. 😀

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  15. HI Geraldine. Thank you for liking my muffin recipe. Your blog is fab, both your cakes and the fun way you write:) Jade

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  16. Hi Geraldine,

    Thank you for stopping by my site and liking my post on Real Strawberry Buttercream! I love all your creations.

    I am still trying to navigate my way around wordpress and trying not to throw the towel in! Can I ask, how did you set up your photos to link to the posts and how did you set up the links in your “all my posts” page?

    Thanks again!

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  17. You blog is delightful. It screams fun & yum. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. culinaria non sequitur

    Thanks for liking my post – I wish I had cake making skills like you! All your desserts look beautiful

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  19. Wow! You have 3 kids and you work full-time? How do you have time to do anything else?? 🙂 Great blog.

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  20. Hello,
    Thank you for visiting our blog and liking some posts. I luvvvv your monster everythings, they are great! 😀

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  21. Your cakes & cookies &c all look absolutely delicious, but I admit I REALLY WANT that sweater you are wearing. I’m heading back to Tokyo on Friday, so if you could just send it before then… Heh.

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  22. Hello! Neat blog! I have nominated you for the versatile blogger award 🙂
    http://hellokittyfoodie.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/hello-the-versatile-blogger-award/

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  23. I awarded you the Inner Peace Award, check here to see why http://winkandasmile.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/inner-peace-award/ Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  24. Hi Geraldine, thank you for visiting my site and liking my Star Cookie recipe! I look forward to exploring your recipe list. Happy holidays to you and yours.

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  25. Hi, and thank you for stopping by my blog. I see you are not only a baker, but also a person of fashion… love your boots and jacket. 🙂

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  26. Thank you for stopping by and liking my post! 😀 You posts look exceedingly scrummy!

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  27. Hello,
    Thank you for liking my post “Village Sweets Peanut Butter Apple Pie Cookies”. Love your Pirate theme birthday display! Have a wonderful day! 😀

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  28. Thanks for stopping by at my blog! It’s still very much under construction but hopefully that will change soon. Of what I have already seen of your blog, I’ve already gained a few pounds! I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on your blog 🙂

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  29. crazyguyinthailand

    Nice blog 😀

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  30. Thanks for visiting and liking my post on So Simple Sweets!
    Your blog is great, and I LOVE your cakes!

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  31. Hi Ger, I’m really awed by your cake designing skills, so creative and truly justifies your blog’s name! How do you find time to make such lovely cakes with a full-time job? I’ll explore more of your blog as I look forward to your posts.

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  32. Hi Geraldine…I am glad that you enjoyed my post on Chocolate Penuche Cupcakes and thank you for visiting my site. I have 3 little “muffins” myself that keep me busy. I love your theme cakes…you are very creative!

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  33. I enjoyed your “about” , you sound like me when I was your age! haha! Except the decorating cakes part… that kills me! A great blog you have here, and I enjoy it!

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  34. Your blog is awesome! I love to bake and am always looking for new inspiration. Thanks for the follow, I look forward to reading about more of your yummy recipes 😀

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  35. I love your work. Your cakes are fantastic. All of your treats made my mouth water. Now I need to go and find me some chocolate! I think I like the pirate ship the most. My grandsons would love a cake like that.

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  36. Hello Geraldine…thank you for stopping by my blog. You have a lovely blog here and I loved going through your pretty desserts!

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  37. Hello Geraldine! I took a look at some of your posts and your baked goods look great! Looking forward to seeing your upcoming creations. 🙂

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  38. Thanks for the like! Your cakes look incredible. I hope to be as creative as you some day!

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  39. This is a great find – your blog is what I need in my life. You can be my pretty mentor. I love to bake, but man do I struggle with the decorating. I think that’s why I gravitate to pie – you don’t have to make it pretty after you bake it. 🙂 I’ll keep up with you and maybe I’ll embrace making things pretty finally!

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  40. I love love theme parties as well, and I didn’t think grow up in a baking family either! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love all your theme dessert pictures! 🙂

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  41. Hey Geraldine!
    Amazing blog you have created! And awesome recipes.. Going to try some of them soon! And thanks a lot for visiting my blog! I recently started blogging about a mont ago and am very happy with the response, and am glad to find bloggers like you who inspire me each day!
    Do try some of the recipes for sure… Hope to see you soon on my blog!
    Oh, and do not forget to like, comment and follow 🙂
    Thanks..

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  42. Hi Geraldine! Thanks for stopping by my blog ! Your bakes are amazing !

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  43. Thanks for visiting my blog! I will continue checking out your blog. Loved reading a little about you!

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  44. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post, I look forward to looking through yours.

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  45. All recipes and photos are just awesome!
    I wanted to thank you for dropping by my blog(https://trailoffoodandtravel.wordpress.com) and liking my posts.
    Wish you best luck in the future 🙂

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  46. Thank you for visiting and I am pleased you liked the Chocolate Cupcakes – cupcakes are difficult, aren’t they? You have to be so neat!

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  47. Thanks for the like! I love your blog!

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