Welcome to Ariane Bakes, my baking, cookie decorating and teaching business.
I’m Ariane, the baker and cookie artist.
I spent my childhood on a plantation where we were surrounded by sugar cane and fruit trees. Having grown up with abundant creativity and sugar in my family, delicious treats were often on hand.
I immersed myself into baking to fill the quiet evenings when my husband worked on a job that kept him away from home for weeks on end.
I spent over 25 years working in the corporate world before logging out and picking up a piping bag to turn my hobby into a way of life. Then Covid-19 happened and I am now juggling baking, being back doing consulting and studying.
I was mostly self-taught but in July 2020, I enrolled in patisserie school to learn new skills and to gain formal qualifications and credibility. I still credit my mother, maternal grandmother, a few brilliant local cookie artists, cakers and bakers, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram for inspiring and initially teaching me much of what I knew about baking.
Ariane Bakes is a registered home business, insured and permitted by the City of Stirling in Western Australia. I am Alert in Food Safety and have National Police clearance.