Bold Baking Basics

Bold Baking Basics are the building blocks you need to know and become a Bold Baker — someone with the confidence to bake anytime, anywhere!

I’m sharing my professional expertise with you so you too will have a strong foundation of the baking basics to approach any of my recipes with confidence. Just some of the Baking Basics all Bold Bakers should have in their arsenal are recipes like How to Make Caramel, How to Make Homemade Extracts, How to make Self-Raising Flour, and even How to Make Rolled Fondant.

About Us

Meet Gemma

About Us

Meet Gemma

Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.


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