Welcome to Lydia Bakes, where I endeavour to create delicious, easy and pretty gluten free baking.

I'm Lydia, I'm married to Mr S and we have a kitty named Pecan. Our happy little family live in Auckland, New Zealand.

I originally started my blog as a sort of brag book of my cakes I made for friends and family under the name Grace Cakes. Then on the 4th of June 2014 I got diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, gluten intolerance. This changed things!

Going from being a normal baker to a gluten free baker has had its challenges but I've set out to try and make gluten free baking easier, yummier and better looking (because we all know looks count with baking right?) I hope to share my experiences (and sometimes failures) of gluten free baking with you along the way.

Aside from the kitchen you’ll find me taking photos of everything Pecan, listening to music, reading books (usually ones that are also movies), at the gym and drooling over amazing interior design magazines.

How do I sum up who I am? I’m a wife, a baker, a cat lover, a home owner, a Sunday School teacher, a gym bunny, a health freak and a preschool teacher.

Thanks for visiting Lydia Bakes, if you feel like leaving me a message then I please leave me a comment, I love reading them! ...except for spam. Please don't send me spam.