The Baking Owl

a blog written by an aspiring 17 year old baker.

About The Baking Owl

Hi there! My name is Sofia and I’m the Baking Owl. Welcome to my food blog.

I’m a 17 year old girl who has a passion for baking and went through an owl phase at the age of eleven, which is how the birth of The Baking Owl came to be. I’ve been baking since I was six and I started to write a weekly blog when I was eleven and needed some kind of outlet to share my ideas, recipes, and what I baked during the week. I make everything from espresso marshmallows to chocolate strawberry crepes, but cakes have always had a special place in my heart.

When I’m not baking at home, I’m usually baking at the local bakery I work in, and when I’m not baking at all, you can find me reading, attempting to teach myself an instrument, listening to obscure indie music, or watching Parks and Rec on Netflix for the 87th time. Also school stuff.

Here you will find original recipes, recipes I’ve found in old cookbooks and other food blogs, and passed down family recipes. I do a lot of decorated cakes, so I have several posts on my cake decorating processes and tips & tricks that I’ve discovered through my journey of baking. Everything I’ve baked has gone through some of the hardest and honest taste testers I’ve found which consists of my mother and my little brother (my dad tends to be a little kinder towards what I make, so I can’t fully trust his opinion), so only the best of what’s come out of my kitchen has been published. I also share my attempts at vegan, gluten free, and sugar free recipes as my dad is a health and nutrition nerd with a strict diet (ironic, right?).

I feel the need to put up a little disclaimer because as I mentioned before, I started this website when I was eleven years old and as all middle schoolers were, I was totally weird and embarrassing. Despite this, I’ve kept (most) of my posts from the Very Beginning (yikes) to my parents’ insistence (apparently it’s so I can look back and see how far I’ve come, but let’s be real, no one wants to look back at who they were in middle school), so just beware of some middle-school-sofia quality writing haha. Also, if you want to just skip all of the rambling and detail I go into with my desserts, check out the gallery for pictures of everything I’ve made. Furthermore, my recipes can be found here, and step-by-step tutorials can be found here.

Hope you all find something you like!

Have a sweet day full of baking,

Sofia ❤

Where to find me:

Instagram: TheBakingOwl

Twitter: BakingOwlBlog

YouTube: TheBakingOwl

15 thoughts on “About The Baking Owl

  1. Hi Sophia it’s Atira. Jeetu showed me this site it’s really cool! I can’t believe you actually made that! Also I made websites too. and


  2. Thank you Sofia. Your website is wonderful, and I have not eaten dinner yet, but I’m looking forward to trying your cupcakes for desert.

    Very thoughtful…..thanks so much


  3. Pingback: Cake 4 Kids Contest | Sweet Baking

  4. Hi


  5. Sophia! Hoot, hoot!

    Your blog is so very impressive! Your passion is demonstrated in your baked goods, which look absolutely scrumptios. Can’t wait to taste some, hint! I will look into some local programs and get back to ASAP with what I find.

    Continue your journey with baking! I look forward to seeing you on Master Chef some soon.

    Warm wishes,



  6. Hi Sofia! I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Participation is optional.


  7. Hi Sophia! It’s me, Tonma, here! (I hope you remember me!) Happy 13th Birthday!! How are you? Come to India soon. And I love your desserts!


  8. Me too! ^_^ And congratulations on winning the ‘cake 4 kids’ contest! 🙂


  9. Hi Sofia, I would love to meet you one day, I live in Texas so it makes it hard for me to travel and visit people but I love your baking…..😌


  10. Hi Sophia,
    I just heard such wonderful things about you. I was very excited to see your blog.
    I am glad you have such a wonderful passion for baking.I heard of you through your soo supportive father. I look forward to your youtube Videos. You are inspirational to young adults. You rock.


  11. Sophia,
    I made your Woopie Pies for my step dad’s birthday. You are a hit in my household. My mom said she forgot how much she loved baking from scratch. Well she watched. Can’t wait to try more of your scrumptious recipes. Your the best.


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