Welcome to Cakes by MK!
My name is Maryam (also known as ‘MK’) and I am so excited to have you on my blog! 😀
To put it simply, I love baking, and I hope to provide you with the tools (i.e. simple, from-scratch, quality tested recipes), so that you too can confidently bake up delicious treats to share with your family and friends!
Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for being here and supporting my blog. You are making a dream come true, and none of this would be possible without you 🙂
A little more about me…
I was born and brought up in Auckland, New Zealand, and am currently living in Auckland with my husband Zakariyya. He is my biggest supporter and Cakes by MK would not be possible without him!
My parents were both born in Fiji, but are of Indian heritage, which makes me a Fijian Indian Kiwi! 😀 I have two older brothers, and am very lucky to have the most amazing extended family around me who often act as my taste testers!!
I graduated with an Honors degree in Psychology, and worked in social services and marketing before moving to Malaysia with my husband, where we spent a year studying together and literally had the best time of our lives! Malaysia holds a special place in my heart… and stomach!! I would literally travel back there just for the food!
When we came back to New Zealand, we decided to start our own business, and through that process I began experimenting with cake decorating on the side and Cakes by MK was born! I’ve always loved baking, but cake decorating was very new to me! I began by experimenting with cakes at home, and then started taking cake orders. At the same time, my YouTube channel was born, and thanks to all of you, I was starting to gain some traction which was very exciting!
I soon came to realise that fulfilling cake orders alongside keeping up with my YouTube channel AND suddenly developing a severe form of psoriatic arthritis was a bit too much for me to handle, and my body was telling me to stop!
I then decided to solely focus on my YouTube channel and content creation, and stopped taking cake orders. Through this, I came to realise that many of you were interested in my recipes and wanted me to share more! I was delighted about this as I LOVE baking and experimenting in the kitchen, so I began sharing more recipes, and decided that it was time for me to start a proper food blog to make it easier for you all to try out my recipes! 😀
I really hope this blog is a place for you to come and feel confident in baking your own sweet treats from scratch, and ignites your passion for baking! 😀
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