When Vickie Liu went from building structures to building cakes, the world’s streetscapes might have become a little drabber, but the world certainly became a little sweeter. Vickie is our latest contributor to Little Gatherer and we are over the moon to have her on board...
A wee while ago, Vickie decided a career in Architecture wasn’t for her and directed her creativity to baking instead! Hallelujah to that. Over the next few months and beyond you will be treated to a regular injection of her gorgeous baked creations right here on Little Gatherer.
We caught up with Vickie to find out what tickles her tastebuds...
What do you love most about creating beautiful baked goods?
Food and design are two of my passions, and combining them has become a creative outlet for me. Coming up with ideas and seeing them being brought to life is also extremely rewarding. This however, isn’t always the case (as frustrating as it may be), but there will always be a perpetual number of things to learn.
What inspires you?
My inspiration comes from an abundance of things that surround me on a daily basis. It could be something completely random I see on the street, to current trends, as well as art and design. Other bakers, designers and creatives also inspire me to a great extent – especially through social media.
What lead you to start cooking?
I’ve had an interest in baking since high school, but I didn’t really have the time or dedication until I graduated from University. Not having a full time job or studies to worry about gave me time to experiment in the kitchen. I pretty much haven’t been able to stop since!
What is your favourite thing to bake?
It will definitely have to be cookies. I love designing them and see it as more of an art than just food. I’ve always worked better on a smaller scale too, as opposed to creating large cakes for example.
I have also become obsessed with making baked donuts in the last few months.
What is your fondest memory of being a kid?
Family trips to Taiwan every couple of years. Having a few families and our grandparents under one roof, although loud, was always exciting; especially because many of them lived overseas.
Indulging in food not available in Australia was also one of my highlights of the trips - and still is when I have a chance to visit!
If you were to create the ultimate milkshake what flavour would it be?
Red velvet is one of my favourite cake flavours, so I am sure it would be just as delicious in milk shake form!
Vickie will be sharing her first post with you very soon... Exciting!! In the meantime you can follow her delectable creations over on instagram.