BEHIND THE BLOG
Hey, friends! I’m Elise, and I am SO glad you are here! I have a severe baking addiction and am obsessed with sugar. Most of the time, you can find me in the kitchen in my comfiest clothes, listening to Christmas music, and making something that is bursting with chocolate!
I started baking around the age of 10 after watching my Nana, Mom, and Dad create the yummiest treats. I fell even deeper into the baking world after being completely enthralled by Cake Boss, DC Cupcakes, and several other baking shows that pushed me to learn and experiment.
I started this blog in 2015, though it was originally called Bug’s Baking Blog after my childhood nickname. Now, restarting after a 3 year hiatus in 2020, Sweets By Elise will deliver the sweetest treats your way!
WHY I STARTED
I am a SIMPLE eater! I like classic desserts-not too much glitz and glamour. I think desserts should be good enough on their own, meaning that they shouldn’t need tons of toppings, fillings, add-ins…. you know the drill. Treats should speak for themselves. Whenever I went to bake something new, I was met with recipes that were too complicated, as most were showcasing flavors and techniques that seemed out of my league.
I wanted to create a space that showed off recipes and ideas that are classy, flavorful, and impressive. I wanted these recipes to be DOABLE and reliable. I wanted recipes that I could go back to and know would not give me any trouble. As much as these recipes are for you to enjoy, this is truly a documentation of treats that I want to keep in my back pocket.
WHAT YOU’LL FIND
The goal of this blog is to share easy, yummy, and trustworthy recipes. I want to share recipes that YOU will be able to master using tools, ingredients, and techniques that you’ll feel comfortable with.
These recipes are heavily tested, will challenge you enough to have fun, and will not end in disappointment if they are followed as written! My intent is to provide you with enough information, direction, substitutions, alterations, and tips that you can feel confident in the kitchen!
- I am currently a college student studying Management with an Emphasis in Human Resources! I am double minoring in Youth Development Studies and Non-Profit Leadership.
- I LOVE running! I swam my whole life, but I fell in love with running at college! I ran my first half marathon in May 2020!
- I am a self-taught baker! I am learning and growing every single day, and I am SO grateful for this incredible outlet!
- I take local orders for cookies, cupcakes, and custom cakes! Check out this page for more information if you are in the DMV area.