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No, not anymore. Granny did have a very successful cake making business when I was growing up and I did start following in these footsteps when I became a single Mum, as a way to increase my income. But I decided a while back that this wasn’t the path for me and instead put my full focus into Baking with Granny.
The only cakes and baking I now do to order are for two little boys on their birthdays, and my husband (if he’s lucky!).
I’ve actually written an entire post on this: Why do we use Grams?
However, since writing that post we do now use a plugin for our recipes which does convert the ingredient quantities to cups/ounces, where possible. This is currently only on new recipes and a select few older recipes. But with this being an exact conversion from grams, it can sometimes give obscure quantities (eg. “1.61 cups”).
With that in mind I will still always recommend baking our recipes as they are originally published – in grams.
With years of hard work! But in all seriousness, the majority of my income from Baking with Granny comes from advertising. Those wee banners that pop up in the sidebar and in the recipes? That is my income right there! And I am forever grateful for our readers for accepting that and making it possible for me to earn a living from creating recipes, whilst being able to stay home with my kids as they grow up.
All the recent photos for recipes on Baking with Granny are taken by myself using my Nikon D500 with a 50mm f/1.4 lens. Prior to that, it would be my Nikon D3100 and 50mm f/14.mm lens. And for videos I use my Samsung Galaxy S22 phone.
The photos of myself, Granny and the boys were taken by Kerry Crichton Photography (who also done our wedding photos!).
The photos from Foodies Festival(s) will have been taken by the wonderful Steven at Flare Photography.
I like to maintain a degree of trust with the readers of Baking with Granny and having worked in retail and sales for many years, I know how difficult it can be to remain unbiased when I am being compensated to sell a product. As such, any ingredients/products sent to me will be done on a purely gifted basis. And if I wish to share these on social media I will always follows the current ASA Guidelines in doing so (eg. using the hashtag “#AD-gifted“).
“Great recipes! Please do a book.” – Helen
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