30 Baking Quotes on Making Life Less Dreary One Brownie at a Time


Pastries came about to make up for all the world’s afflictions. Cakes, brownies, muffins, cookies – even the names alone sound delightful already. You imagine them in your mind and happy thoughts instantly come running. Then there’s the freshly baked scent that’s impossible to ignore because why would you ever.

And finally there comes the taste, with all its creaminess and sweetness. If magnificence had tangible taste, then that must be it. It’s no wonder we turn to these delights for comfort. They offer consolation after a tough day and lots of it. They make tables livelier, smiles wider, and lives simply fuller (tummies included).

Cooking main dishes may be the lead star in the world of culinary but baking desserts is definitely a scene stealer. Here are 30 baking quotes you can read while you wait for the cake to bake, with your oven mitts on.

Crushes are stressful. Dating is disappointing. Every relationship, you either break up or get married & then divorced. Pies can’t hurt you. – Ngozi Ukazu

It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon. – Sarah Addison Allen

If baking is any labor at all, it’s a labor of love. A love that gets passed from generation to generation. – Regina Brett

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Baking is like washing–the results are equally temporary. – Patricia Briggs

God gives us the ingredients for our daily bread, but he expects us to do the baking! – Chip Ingram

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It’s all about a balancing act between time, temperature and ingredients: That’s the art of baking. – Peter Reinhart

Baking may be regarded as a science, but it’s the chemistry between the ingredients and the cook that gives desserts life. Baking is done out of love, to share with family and friends, to see them smile. – Anna Olson

The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight. – M.F.K. Fisher

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Happiness is baking cookies. Happiness is giving them away. And serving them, and eating them, talking about them, reading and writing about them, thinking about them, and sharing them with you. – Maida Heatter

Baking makes me focus. On weighing the sugar. On sieving the flour. I find it calming and rewarding because, in fairness, it is sort of magic – you start off with all this disparate stuff, such as butter and eggs, and what you end up with is so totally different. And also delicious. – Marian Keyes

A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. – Barbara Johnson

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Most recently, I learned another hobby: baking. It’s so much fun to mix all the ingredients and to see the cake come out nice. It’s so rewarding when the cake comes out great and tastes great. – Yani Tseng

I love baking, it’s the most calming thing for me. It’s therapeutic, it makes the house smell good, and I get to take the goods to my friends. I do it for other people. – Lily Collins

I’ve heard it said that when you die you enter a room of bright light, and that you can smell bread baking just around the corner. – Rick Bass

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The measuring and mixing always smoothed out her thinking processes – nothing was as calming as creaming butter – and when the kitchen was warm from the oven overheating and the smell of baking chocolate, she took final stock of where she’d been and where she was going. Everything was fine. – Jennifer Crusie

Baking is too precise for me. I cook with a pinch of this or that. – Eva Longoria

When there is very little else left to believe in, one can still believe in an honest loaf of fragrant, home-baked bread. – Anna Thomas

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The arts are not frosting but baking soda. – Michael Gazzaniga

The thing with children is they’re a bit like baking a fruitcake: you throw all the ingredients in but you never know how they’re going to turn out. – Len Goodman

Baking is…Life. So when you describe what you’re making, you must describe life. Do you see? It’s not just recipes. – Jenny Colgan

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The future… seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie, long in the baking, never quite done. – Edward Young

The biggest challenge of being a pastry chef is that, unlike other types of chefs, you can’t throw things together at a farmer’s market. When you’re working with baking powder and a formula, you have to be exact. If not, things can go wrong. – Carla Hall

Cake baking has to be, however innocently, one of the great culinary scams: it implies effort, it implies domestic prowess; but believe me, it’s easy. – Nigella Lawson

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Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal. – Sandra Lee

The ordinary activities I find most compatible with contemplation are walking, baking bread, and doing laundry. – Kathleen Norris

I’m baking stories, and singing cookies, oh the tonderous wimes! – Thom Yorke

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I wished that my job was baking muffins in a muffin shop, where all I’d have to do was crack eggs and measure flour and make change, and nobody could abuse me, and where they’d even expect me to be fat. Every flab roll and cellulite crinkle would serve as testimony to the excellence of my baked goods. – Jennifer Weiner

A basic rule of baking is that, in general, it’s almost impossible to make an inedible batch of brownies. – Linda Sunshine

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Without wishing in the slightest degree to disparage the skill and labour of breadmakers by trade, truth compels us to assert our conviction of the superior wholesomeness of bread made in our own homes. – Eliza Acton

When I got to France I realized I didn’t know very much about food at all. I’d never had a real cake. I’d had those cakes from cake mixes or the ones that have a lot of baking powder in them. A really good French cake doesn’t have anything like that in it – it’s all egg power. – Julia Child

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