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Sophia Burton


My life can be measured in cakes. Camping holidays as a youngster with slabs of chocolate fruit cake.  Afternoon breaks in high school sharing my mother’s crumbly chocolate biscuit cake with friends. The three tier wedding cake my mother-in-law and her mother lovingly made for our wedding. Dinosaur-shaped cakes for children’s birthdays and then the first cake my daughter ever made me.  I see cakes as tokens of love, tastes of our histories and always something that brings people together.

I moved to America with my young family in 1999, and have spent time living on both coasts, always sharing my love of homemade British baking with any guest in my home. Marin County, California is home now, and I’m thrilled to use the wonderful California ingredients and produce in my baking. Great British Bakes brings the same cakes and goodies enjoyed by generations of British home bakers into your home.

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