About Confessions of a Baking Queen
The blog Confessions of a Baking Queen was started back in January of 2012 by Elizabeth Waterson. On the blog, we focus on recipe development and great food photography. We partner with brands we use and love.
The owner, Elizabeth, comes from 15 years in the restaurant industry. Good food and good customer service have always and still continue to be the main priority. While we may not be selling a product, ensuring you have success the first and 50th time you make a recipe is of utmost importance to us.
With 15 years in the restaurant industry, Elizabeth worked as a hostess, busboy, waitress, bartender, line cook, prep cook, supervisor, and lastly as the General Manager. As Food Safety ServSafe Manager, Elizabeth spent countless hours in the kitchen working with chefs to develop menu items customers would love. As well as, training chefs to be accurate and consistent in the products they were preparing.
Our goal with CBQ is to share Elizabeth's knowledge and experience with you, so anyone can make a delicious, fancy dessert at home. We provide in-depth step-by-step tutorials with each recipe to give you the confidence to bake something for the first time.
Baking is our priority but we know it's not realistic to eat dessert for every meal. So you will find savory recipes as well. You will see some old posts pop up that are not as beautiful as more recent recipes. Please bear with us as they are all updated.
If you are interested in partnering and collaborating, we would love to hear more please email us at [email protected]
If you are interested in food photography, recipe development, sponsored posts, or product reviews we would love to hear more please email us at [email protected]
Welcome to my corner of this crazy place we call the internet. And welcome to my sweeeeet life. I am Elizabeth Confessions of a Baking Queen and these are my Confessions. Get it Confessions of a Baking Queen? Haha. I am the recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind Confessions of a Baking Queen.
Baking is a true passion of mine which has led me to something else I am passionate about, food photography. I adore cooking and baking for family and friends. They say a picture is worth 1000 words, so making sure I capture just how spectacular I feel a recipe is, well that is very important to me. There is nothing like a stack of cookies to make you want to grab one through the screen? Am I right?
Something else I cannot live without is travel. I was blessed with amazing parents who instilled the love and passion for other cultures in me and my sisters. Did you know I have dual citizenship? American & British! My parents and sisters are the only ones in our family that live in the States, the rest are across the pond. England holds such a special place in my heart, my second home. Then I have one lonely cousin in OZ! So I am blessed to be able to visit family on both sides of the World!
You can find me stuffing my face with the best food I can find in all different cities, often with my sisters or my best friends. From Bonuts & Fried Chicken in Nashville to Bangers & Mash with a pint of Guinness in Dublin, to the best Gelato in Italy, to Tapas in Barcelona, Meat Pies in Australia or a load of Feta Cheese in Greece and let's not forget some of the best of all cultures in New York. As a true millennial you can also follow along on social media.
Growing up baking was a passion of my mother and my nan. Some of my fondest memories are in the kitchen, here in Orange County or in Birmingham, England. I hope you find something you love here there are loads of recipes, mainly sweets because let's be honest S'mores Brownies are much more exciting than a salad. Although, I do LOVE a good Egg Salad.