I started my Biscuit business in 2002 but I think my real passion for baking began as a child baking with my mum for our family of 7. Our lunchboxes were always full of yummy home made treats, biscuits, slices and cakes and we all had our favourites.
There is something about creaming butter and sugar together that makes my heart sing, as a child mum would let me lick the bowl & beater of the “Sunbeam” and then the new “Kenwood chef”, these days the bowl is just a tad too big for such things but those wonderful childhood memories remain.
When I met Bill in 1985 and moved to Castlemaine, weekends were all about baking for his lunch box and the week ahead, being the sweet tooth he was he would love hanging out in the pantry after a weekend bake off and testing all the goodies. His parents would quite often visit on a Sunday and I would whip up scones, jam and cream and have a nice cup of tea or bring out the passionfruit sponge, again life’s wonderful memories are often sharing beautiful food with family and friends.
My husband Bill and I started our biscuit business after I was made redundant in an office job, can I say when one door closes the most amazing doors and opportunities open for you is an understatement.
From just myself baking, developing, packing, selling and delivering in the first 9 months we put on our first employee Julieanne. From there we went from strength to strength and now employ up to 6 part time biscuit guru’s.
I recognized it is not about individuals or me! but about a strong group of team members who’s passion and loyalty are of the very backbone of why we are successful. We couldn’t achieve anything on the high levels that we do without my teams commitment and absolute dedication for creating beautiful artisan products at the very highest standard.
This Biscuit range if very close to my heart, my darling Billy lost his battle with Cancer in 2008 and I dedicated our new range to him, “My Sweet William” how very appropriate to such a wonderful man, my husband, great brother and son and the absolute love of my life.