I’m Jane, and I am attempting to make a career and life for myself through baking and cooking.


I adore baking and cooking, probably too much, but I haven’t been able to find anything else in life that takes my fancy more. Now that I am 25 and have graduated from Ashburton Chefs Academy in June 2014 as a trained chef, I am attempting to explore the world of all things food, and share it all with as many people as possible.

One of the biggest secrets about me? I actually prefer savoury food. However, I love to experiment with all things sweet. Hopefully in the future I will branch out into Savoury Food, more Gluten-Free & Vegan recipes, and even vlogging on my Youtube channel!


I love to research in to recipes daily, and experiment, so I hope you like the results! I try recipes from Celebrity Chef’s, other Food Bloggers, and just recipes I come across whether in a magazine, or on the internet! Some experimentations don’t work quite so well, but others work truly brilliantly and have amazing feedback from my Trusty Taste Testers.

I love that when you find the basics of a recipe, such as a No-Bake Vanilla Cheesecake, you can experiment to the ends of the Earth with different flavours and ideas. Baking and Cooking is all about Science and Chemistry at the end of the day, and I love it.


If you ever have any questions about my recipes, or a recipe request for example, feel free to comment below or email me at janespatisserie@gmail.com. You can find my recipes on my Recipes Page above, or feel free to search a recipe on my blog and see if I have it, or an alternative will show up for you!

Thank you for stopping by on my blog, HAPPY BAKING! ♥

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J x


  1. First of all CONGRATULATIONS.. You both looked so happy ❤️
    I’ve become a massive fan of your blog…. Tried so many of your yummy recipes 😍
    Any chance of you creating a self-saucing pudding? My family would be grateful 😘
    Many thanks

  2. I made your millionaires cookie bars for our Macmillan coffee morning at work and they were AMAZING!! Definitely a new favourite that I will be making again.

    1. Hi Jane
      Have you any recipes for a white chocolate drip cake please?
      I’ve made your Caramel drip cake, Terrys Chocolate orange cake and the Bueno kinder drip , all have gone down really well , thank you

  3. Hi Jane,
    I’ve recently started looking through your website and have fell in love with your recipes! haven’t tried any for myself yet but I intend to in the not too distant future. Just a quick question, when I bake and use buttercream, I usually use a 1:2 / 1:3 ration of butter to icing sugar however when I’ve finished mixing, the buttercream is quite runny and when I pipe the cake it’s even worse, I’ve tried adding more and more icing sugar and this just doesn’t seem to do anything, I didn’t know if this was to do with the brand of butter I’m using? What butter and icing sugar do you use for your butter cream as it always looks perfect! It never seems to move around either when you place the second sponge on top which is another issue i tend to have, any advice would be much appreciated, Thanks in advance, Ellie x

    1. Hey! In general, it’s a rule of 1:2 of butter to icing sugar, and then any flavourings etc, but you can see all the recipes on my various posts! What brand of butter are you using? I use unsalted butter (as mentioned in all recipes), and unsalted butter = the kind wrapped in foil from the supermarket. Supermarket own branded butter, that is SOLID when in the fridge. You should never use anything from a tub such as stork or a baking spread for buttercream! x

  4. Hiii, I have just seen your amazing website as I have been looking for a long time for something nice to make, and I seriously cannot pick what to make for my boyfriend, it’s the first time I’m cooking for him and everything on your website just looks so gooodd. Whats the best thing you’d recommend for me to make? What’s your favourite thing out of everything?😋

  5. Hey! Your cakes are so perfectly leavel! do you use any particular level or reccomed one? My cakes never match up when stacked?

    1. If your cakes are quite out, you might want to check your oven as it doesn’t sound like the heat is circulating very well – but either way I just use a long knife! x

  6. Hi Jane,
    Terry’s Chocolate Orange Brownies……..wow! Easy to understand and follow. Jogging may have to increase now as I anticipate a calorie increase in our household.
    Officially my favourite website!

  7. I love all your recipies so much! The biscoff rocky road was a big hit and everyone loved them! I love being creative with baking so it’s anazing to find someone with such creative recipies that I can follow! Keep doing what your doing! Your AMAZING!!!!

  8. Your recipes never fail me….just made the Kinder cookie bars….OMG! They will definitely be a hit with the family coming over tonight….that’s if they last that long 😏 I’ve made a few of your recipes & they always turn out well & I always get comments on how delicious they are….keep up the good work…you’re my go to website for a good cake/dessert recipe! x

  9. Just came across your blog as I was searching for a crunchie dessert. It was so easy to follow and turned out so so well that ur blog is now my “go to” when hunting for a new idea. I’m determined to try your cinnamon doughnut recipe this weekend!! Far to many recipe bloggers out there whose recipes don’t seem to actually work but urs certainly does!

  10. I am so looking forward to trying this cheesecake sometime in the near future! I just love cheesecake but mom doesn’t !! Hmmm might have to rethink this!!! Sure I will try this though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. I have recently come across your Instagram through someone else I follow. Amazing stuff!!! I just made your candy cane brownies and they’re fabulous! Thank you and I hope to try many more things. Love the website, is so pretty and all things yummy!

  12. Hi Jane,
    I have used your reciepes a number of times and have enjoyed the results. Have you ever tried making a christmas pudding cheesecake?

  13. I have just made your salted caramel cake and oh my god it was amazing! I am renowned as being a blimmin awful cook/baker (and have even had birds refuse to eat my ‘masterpieces’ once they’ve been thrown out on the lawn as unfit for human consumption (according to my friends and family. However, your recipe is foolproof! It’s the best cake I’ve ever made and even had help from my 3 year old! Thank you so so much! X

    1. Can they be printed then? Thanks for your reply, just can’t believe I’ve found such an amazing website, recipes are amazing, you’ve made baking so easy

    2. Hi Jane this website is amazing and I have spent hours ever since I found it just reading all the different recipes and can’t wait to try them. What would be your advice on setting up a business in the baking industry as it’s something I’m interested in I’m only at high school now but I already have such a passion about any tips you could give would be very much appreciated x

  14. Hi Jane,
    Amazing website and recipes are fab!
    I was just wondering what piping kit you use- is it easy for a beginner to piping and any tips?
    Thanks xx

    1. Hiya! Thank you. I don’t really use a piping kit, I buy all the bits separately, some from amazon, some from Iced Jems. On most recent posts such as my cheesecakes the items are linked to the exact ones I use! x

  15. Hi Jane!
    I just recently came across your page and youtube channel and feeling so so inspired as I LOVE to bake and hoping to make a career out of it. I am too a sucker of no bake cheesecakes so when I found your page it was like a dream! I can’t wait to try your cheesecake recipes, however I must ask- how long do they normally sit out for? I find that when I make my no bake cheesecakes they can’t sit out for too long and they would melt over time so it makes it abit difficult for me to be at peace (worried they will eventually melt) especially for when i serve them at an event (as it would be sitting out for quite awhile) and for times when I sell them and get them delivered to somewhere quite far.

    You are an inspiration!
    Thanks so much for sharing your recipes xxx

    1. I leave mine out for a maximum amount of time of 30minutes whilst I take my photos, as it is a refrigerated item. Eventually yes they will melt, because they need to be kept in the fridge as stated on the recipes. Also, the food will probably go off, because they’re a cold item. xx

  16. Hi Jane!

    I love making cheesecakes for family & friends and you inspire me with all your recipes (the Malteser one was a big hit!).

    I currently make everything by hand and am looking to invest in a stand mixer. Would you mind letting me know the mixer you use please?

    Love the blog and subscribe to your YouTube channel. Look forward to seeing some more recipes

    1. Hiya! Ahh thank you so much for making them! I’m glad everyone enjoys them! And I use a Kitchenaid, 4.8L in size. It’s the main size version you can buy in most places, but they are a bit pricey! However, I’ve had mine 5 years, and its had no issues at all so far considering daily use! x

    2. That’s great, thanks for letting me know. I’ll take a look and see how much they are. Sounds like a worthwhile investment though if you’ve had daily use over 5 years?!

      All the very best and look forward to reading more posts and recipes x

  17. Hi i was wondering if it woukd still work if i needed this for 18 people and just added a half of the ingredients onto original amount in larger tin or would it make a difference..thanks x

  18. As a newbie to baking, this blog has been my absolute bible!
    I love the huge range of recipes and how they incorporate all the best things (for me it’s gin and Terry’s choc orange!!). There’s a recipe for everyone! Thank you so much Jane! Your blog has been so much better than traditional cook books and my friends and family are loving my attempts at your recipes haha 🙂

  19. hey jane! you’re blog is so lovely! i had a question abut your logo (the cartoony version of yourself) its pretty spot on and looks great and im looking for something similar for my up and coming blog, would you mind sharing the info of where to find it or how to create something like this?? also, feel free to check out my blog, i would love any pointers !
    thanks in advance
    – jenn

  20. Thanks for being awesome :p
    As a fourteen-year-old girl taking GCSE food, i was very happy to find this blog.
    I’m hoping to, one day, do pretty much what you’re doing. I’ve tried several of your recipes and they’re awesome… just like you :p
    Any tips?

  21. Thanks so much for your blog Jane I have truly discovered a hidden gem when it comes to sweet recipes! I loved your truffle and no bake cheesecake recipes especially xxx

  22. Hi Jane 🙂 I just stumbled across your blog looking for Christmassy baking recipes on Pinterest – not sure where I’ve been, everything looks amazing!! I used to love to bake tho I haven’t done it in a long time & feeling quite inspired to try and get back into it now! Just wanted to let you know I thought your blog looks fab & I’ll hopefully try some of your recipes! Laura 🙂 x

  23. hi Jane I love all your desserts my favourite is the honeycomb and fudge traybakes I love puppies to my dog is called Lola . thanks for all the yum treats!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Helloooo:) Loving your blog so much! Congrats on being featured on Zoe Sugg’s(Zoella’s) youtube channel!! Your story is very inspiring, hope your blog and channel go big:) – love x

    1. Hi Jane!

      Love your recipes, and your cakes are really beautiful; you’ve got a natural flare for baking and decorating! When you open your bakery, let me know if you need a barista to make coffees! Haha xx

  25. Hi Jane! I love your blog and all the beautiful recipes. When you open your cafe please let me know – I’d love to visit!!! Thanks for putting the wonderful things on your blog! All the best, Alina

  26. Umm, where have I been?! I can’t believe I’ve only just found your blog! Incredible recipes and you share my love for cheesecakes and anything baked. I made your rolo cheesecake for Easter lunch and it was very well received. And I’m a fellow south coaster, so I doubley feel like I should have found you sooner. X

  27. How have I only just found your blog!?!? I love the look of all your recipes and have decided I’m going to make them all! Bang goes the diet! Keep it up. Going to share blog on Facebook, if I can work out how! Oh and by the way definitely write books, I’d buy them!!

  28. Hi Jane, thank you for stopping by at my blog and the ‘like’ for my Snickers Brownies. I am thoroughly enjoying going through your lovely blog and look forward to seeing more of your posts. Take care and have a great day. 🙂

  29. Besides the fact that I am not classically trained I’d say we have similar goals and ambitions! I love your blog (found the link on sorted food’s website) would love to get some advice! Sophie ? x

  30. My new favourite baking blog! Thanks for sharing your recipes, you clearly have a real talent and I wish you all the best for the future. Everything looks delicious and I’m so looking forward to trying them over the weekend 🙂 grace

  31. P.S.
    I live in New Zealand so your amazing yummy recipes are reaching far away. Hope you have many followers from all over the world.

  32. Hi Jane,
    Just love your recipes, I’m not 22 but how I wish lol. Even at my age you can inspire so keep it up. Never to old to learn. I love decorating cakes, doing a Elmo cake for one of my grandson 1st birthday. Wish you all the best and your dream will come true, it just take believing it!! <3

  33. Hi Jane, I’ve nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award (but I see you have already been nominated for it before), hope that is okay with you! Just head on over to my blog and under the Design & Awards tab you’ll find a link to the post. – Ally xx

  34. What a beautiful blog you have Jane, and so many yummy recipes. I’ll be sure to try a few as I enjoy following your journey.


  35. Hello! I’ve nominated you for The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers’ Award. It tells you all about it in my post 🙂 Hope you’ll accept!

  36. Just had a look through some of your recent blog posts and I genuinely mean it when I say that I want to eat all of them and that very rarely happens even on a great food blog! Keep it up, I look forward to reading your future posts and getting recipe inspiration from you! Good luck with the bakery/ tea room dream!

  37. Hi Jane! Thanks for liking my new post on IndianSpaghetti! Your blog looks amazing and I’m definitely going to try millionaire shortbread!

    1. I will! I have been wanted an animated pic but I haven’t found any artist that I like…and then I saw yours! AH! Love it!

      P.S. Your baking recipes are incredible!

  38. Love ur blog i can relate to your story as i am 18 and i got into baking just last year and i am obsessed with it…..my dreams are similar to yours …love all your recipes ..You’re doin an amazin job n hope u r able to achieve all your dream

  39. Jane I love baking and since I knew your page,you’ll be my inspiration and I’ll always wait your recipes cause all your recipes so deliciouse and yummy.love your page janes

  40. Was just drooling over ur posts, they look so yummy. Can’t wait to try them. Just started cake decorating in the US and love it. Really enjoyed ur blog. Look forward to seeing more from u

  41. Thanks for visiting my blog Jane. So many lovely recipes on your blog. It’s so lovely to hear your hopes and ambition. Keep going – I’m sure you’ll achieve your dream.

  42. Just found your blog love everythink can’t wait to try your new recipes 😉 thank you for sharing xxx

  43. Hi Jane, I love the combination of flavours you use in your recipes, I look forward to trying some out some time. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

  44. Hi Jane, thanks for vising us and liking my post on Timpana, the Maltese pasta pie

    I guess Ashburton has changed a lot from when I used to visit when I was growing up in Christchurch, back then it was a pretty boring one horse town.

    I love baking too, it was my first love really, and it’s so hard to choose from all your lovely recipes, but the White Chocolate and Cranberry biscuits sound fab! Two of my favourite ingredients (and my daughter Bunny’s too!) Off the make some right now!

    Thanks Mimsey

    1. Its okay, your post looked really tasty and interesting!! I adore Ashburton, the town is still cute, quirky and tiny but the cookery school is probably the heart of it, absolutely amazing! And thank you so much that’s so sweet!
      I hope you like the cookies!! Let me know how it goes!!
      Jane x

  45. Any blog with chocolate truffles goes straight in my good books for sure! You’ve got such a great blog here with posts that I can’t stop drooling over. Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope you enjoyed my post on cinnamon rolls!

  46. Hi Jane,
    I’ve just popped by to thank you for visiting my blog and liking a couple of my posts. I really like your blog, the photos just look so professional. I’m not surprised that you have proper training given how utterly amazing all of your recipes look!

  47. To be young, ambitious, with your whole life ahead of you…it truly sounds like you have a great plan. Doing something that you love is not always possible, but you seem to have made it come true for you. Congrats. Have only read a few of your posts, but enjoyed them. Definitely going to have to try some of your bread recipes.

  48. Jane, you are awesome! I love that your passion is baking and you want to do that for the rest of your life! I love baking too and I love FOOD haha. I am so excited to start following your blog.

    1. Thank you so much!! That has made my day haha 🙂 I will somehow work out how to do for the rest of my life, at the moment blogging is what I have haha and thank you! I love your blog too!

  49. Thanks for following, Jane! I’m forwarding your gluten free brownie recipe to a friend and think I’ll give it a try myself as well. You have some yummy recipes posted! I’ll be checking back in.

  50. Hi Jane! Your blog and photos are making me drool. Good luck on your baking journey. I’m sure you will do super well. Can’t wait to try some of these recipes out. Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

  51. Hi Jane, thanks for stopping by on my blog! Your blog has everything what I need, I guess: lovely pictures of great cookies I could eat right away! 🙂 Have a nice day! Corina

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