About Me

This blog is written entirely by Kat Buckley (aka The Baking Explorer) and was started in August 2012. As well as running my blog, I have a full time job in the financial industry. I live in Manchester and my other hobbies include crafting, film & TV, travelling and spending time with friends. I’m also a mum of one, he was  born February 2019.


Mission Statement & Disclaimer

All the recipes on this blog are home made in my kitchen. I aim to bring you achievable bakes that you can see yourself producing in your kitchen too. I like things to look good, but also look fun and home made. I’m learning every step of the way and want you to join in!

In the past three years I’ve started learning a lot about the meat and dairy industry so I don’t eat meat anymore. Some of my older posts may feature meat, but no new ones will. I’ve also been exploring non-dairy options so you’ll see more vegan friendly recipes from me too.

I recommend products on this blog because in my own opinion I am satisfied with the product and want to tell people about it. Even if I’ve been sent the product for free, it is always my honest opinion and I am not obliged to write a positive review. Everything I write is my own opinion and experience.

I am happy to do sponsored posts. Get in touch using the contact form below if you would like to discuss a collaboration.

In order to earn some money from my blog to buy ingredients, and pay for things like my domain name and photography equipment, you will see Amazon links on my blog. I earn a small amount of money if you buy the products after clicking on the links. You will not be charged anything extra for this! I will keep the products relevant to my posts and only link to products that I use and have bought myself, or are very similar to products I use and have bought. If you do have any issues with the products after purchasing, I cannot be held responsible and you must contact Amazon or the seller with any issues.

Copyright Notice

If you wish to use any of my photos or recipes on another website you must obtain permission from me first, then you must credit me, and link back to my blog directly when using them. You also must not remove my watermark from my photos. Do not copy and paste my recipes elsewhere, instead provide a link back to the recipe post on my website. I put a lot of time, money, hard work and creative energy into the recipes and photos I create, so having them reproduced or copied without my permission is very hurtful. It’s also illegal under copyright law and is intellectual property theft.

Brands I have worked with:


Lush Brownies  

Reach (latest figures as at August 2019):

Twitter          3,300+
Facebook     1,800+
Instagram        6,100+
Pinterest          3,300+


If you have any questions, or would like to discuss a sponsored post, you can contact me using the form below. Please note I do not accept guest posts.