Welcome to Global Bakes, my blog filled with recipes inspired by some of the best baked goodies I’ve tasted around the globe!  I love to travel and experience different cultures and, lets face it, we all live for food!  Flavors and traditional dishes represent cultures and conjure associations with places we’ve visited and lived.  A single bite from a buttery croissant takes me back to the Valentine’s trip to Paris with my then-boyfriend and now husband of 22 years, Jamie.  Fresh coconut and pineapple scents bring back my time living on Oahu in high school.  And a whiff of cardamom inspires a strong sense of wanderlust.  I’ve never been to the Middle East but would love to experience the rich culture and history there someday!  So grab a cup of coffee or tea or whatever suits your taste and explore the pages of Global Bakes.  I would love to hear your input in the comments or through my contact page!


  1. carol Carol van wyk

    Thanks so much for your advice

  2. Carol Wagner Van Wyk

    can I stack a fruit cake on top of a carrot cake?

    • You can stack a fruit cake on top of a carrot cake but since a fruit cake is so dense and heavy, you will definitely need to put the fruit cake on a cake board (a cardboard cut the same size and shape of your cake) and you will need to put stakes in the bottom tier to support the top one. I use wooden dowels that I buy at craft stores like this: https://amzn.to/3tnzC5Q

      I recommend always using cake boards and dowels, even with lighter cakes so that the top tiers are supported.

  3. Love reading your FB posts about the GABS – and so proud that you received the PH handshake! I cry each time a contestant gets one! So happy to have found this blog.

    • Thank you so much, Margaret! It was definitely a proud moment! Thanks for reading the blog! I hope to post after each episode. The Bread week reaction will be posted soon!

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