We are so grateful to everyone who struck up the courage and dug out a photo of their first (or earliest) bake to post on Instagram! Amel and I loved reading through your stories. The entries were heartfelt, funny, amazing and real. Every home baker has a story!

We’re wishing we had prizes for everyone, but alas we can only pick four entries to award. There are definitely no losers. We loved them all!!

Congratulations to:

1st prize:

@mamatripp1 for showing us dedication and determination in her eggless baking journey for her daughter.

2nd & 3rd prizes: 

@tanias_kitchen for showing us how to do a chocolate cake old-school style along with her interesting tip about the wooden spoon.

As well as @lindsayloubakes for sharing her passion and joy in baking and sharing with others.

4th prize: 

@podthebaker for showing us perseverance, that you can make the best of any situation and bake on.

Please get in touch with us via email – hello@bakelife.com or via DM on Instagram – @we_bakelife so we can get the prizes over to you.

Details and photos of the fab prizes are over at the #Bakelifebeginnings Contest post.

From @the_baking_nanna’s first marzipan mushrooms filled with cornflakes cake (LOL) to @efatrie’s mother’s love which inspired her to attempt her first frosted rosette cake, we hope you all enjoyed sharing and reading them. To see all the entries head over to Instagram and search #bakelifebeginnings.