About Me

Hi, I’m Dru! Welcome to Teenage Cakeland.

How to Improve Your Life with Cake Teenage Cakeland

I’m a junior in high school, and I’ve been baking since my freshman year. It’s become one of the best and most important things in my life, so much that I often neglect my history homework to make a cake instead. The best thing about baking for me is being able to make people happy. It’s incredible how some chocolate and a smile can impact a person’s day. Obviously, I don’t eat everything I make or I would weigh more than an elephant does, so I usually bring things in for my friends at school. I’ve been known to show up in English with cupcakes at least once a week, and to approach complete strangers in the hallway to offer them a cookie. Plus, I’m pretty sure I’m maintaining a decent average in Physics mostly because my teacher is a major fan of my baking.

Do what you love. This idea is something I have struggled with for a long time. I had always been the perfect one, living up to someone else’s expectations for me. And I’m just realizing this now: that is really is okay not to have a 100% average in every honors or AP class. It’s fine if you gain a couple of pounds in the winter or go a day without exercise. And although I know these things to be true, I’m still trying to remember to believe them.

Baking is my absolute passion. When I bake, I don’t have to think about anything else. I can enjoy myself and the amazing things I’m able to create. It’s something I love to do, instead of something everyone expects me to do. And maybe I won’t go to Dartmouth or Georgetown, as I thought I wanted to, but instead the Culinary Institute of America, and do what I love every single day of my life.

Life is short. Life is sweet. This is how I choose to live, baking my way to my dreams.

Happy baking, sweeties!

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32 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Pingback: Super Sweet Blogger Award | at350degrees

  2. Hi Dru
    I’m a food writer/cookbook author working on my next book about tween/teen chefs/bakers. Would love to possibly include you in the book. Contact me if you’d like to learn more. If you google me you can find out more about my background. I’m @raminganeshram on twitter.

    Thanks
    Ramin

    • Hi Ramin!
      Thanks so much for your interest! I’m honored and ecstatic that you like my recipes and blog! I will definitely be contacting you in the next few days after talking to my parents.
      Dru

  3. I’m so excited to tell you that I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award! I’ve enjoyed viewing your blog and defintely feel it’s worthy of some recognition. My blog post on the Liebster Award has been published today, so please visit http://eatgreatbegreat.wordpress.com where you can find all the details about the award and what you need to do.

    Congratulations!

  4. What a cool story! Can’t wait to make your chocolate chip cookie bars. And as a 34 year old who still hasn’t figured out how to “do what she loves” (professionally, at least–I have 3 kids who provide a lot of satisfaction for me in my home life) I really encourage you to follow that dream.

  5. PS Teenage Cakeland is an awesome blog name. How did you come up with it? When I saw it I thought for sure you weren’t actually a teenager, because I didn’t know “kids today” (ha ha) still appreciated music from my dad’s generation!

    • Thank you! I was just going back and forth thinking of different metaphors and terms I could use that involve baking, and that’s the name that stood out. I’ve never actually heard the song hahaha I’m glad you like it though!

  6. You sound a lot like I did in high school. I am glad to see you’ve found something you love! Just remember, there is no need to rush into your dreams. If you want to go to college, there is time for that AND culinary school. I wanted to go to art school (for fashion design) and I did, but after one semester, decided it was more important to be “well rounded.” I went to a state college and still majored in fashion, but was able to finish my education in other subjects too. Whatever you decide, I’m rooting for you!

    • Aww thank you! 🙂 I’m still figuring everything out and I really want to make the right decision. I’m glad there are people out there who have gone through the same thing and have made it out alive!

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