To celebrate our tenth birthday, the MiNDFOOD team are putting on aprons to create a cake – or biscuit, or tart – that shouts celebration. As part of our #MakeTheCake competition, we are catching up with some of New Zealand’s best chefs and bakers. Here, Martha McLeod, owner of Wellington’s famous Martha’s Pantry shares her experience with cakes.
What is your top baking tip? To be precise with measurements.
What is your favourite flavour pairing, e.g. chocolate and mint; peach and vanilla etc.? Raspberry and white chocolate (this week).
Why do you love baking? It smells good, tastes even better and brings joy to others.
What is your fondest birthday memory? On my 40th birthday (30 years ago) I refused to leave my room and was happy to spend the day under the covers. But then a friend arrived with a croquembouche which she had made herself.
All imagery courtesy of Martha’s Pantry official Facebook page.