Our baking quotes and captions capture some of the insights and humor from notable bakers and appreciators of baked goods around the world.
There’s virtually something for everyone. So, sit a spell and enjoy these quotable quotes with your favorite scone or pastry.
We’ll start with ten of our favorite baking quotes. But make sure you stay until the end, where you’ll find our funny baking captions.
Ten Best Baking Quotes
1.) A party without a cake is just a meeting.
2.) If baking is any labor at all, it’s a labor of love. A love that gets passed from generation to generation.
3.) 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
4.) Baking is done out of love, to share with family and friends, to see them smile.
5.) Civilization was built around wheat, around people settling down and not nomadic. Baking is among the oldest professions.
6.) A bad review is like baking a cake with the best ingredients and having someone sit on it.
7.) Every skilled baker was first an amateur!
8.) Baking is love made visible.
9.) Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.
10.) Baking may be regarded as a science, but it’s the chemistry between the ingredients and the cook that gives desserts life.
Short Baking Quotes
Cooking and baking are both physical and mental therapy.
Baking is both an art and a science.
If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.
Julia Child — See Julia Child Quotes page.
Winter = baking season. It’s on.
I’m a big, big fan of cheesecake, so I love baking that.
Baking is like washing–the results are equally temporary.
I think baking is an incredible thing; cooking, in general, is an incredible thing.
I’ve always been hooked on baking.
Baking is too precise for me. I cook with a pinch of this or that.
I’m bad at baking. I’m bad at letting go of things.
Through enjoyment, we endure.
Insights Into the Baker’s Mind
Baking is my business, and it will always come first.
Cookies are made of butter and love.
I prefer cooking to baking. Baking, to me, is very precise, and it’s about perfection.
I’ve always been hooked on baking.
The more you know, the more you can create. There’s no end to imagination in the kitchen.
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
Harriet Van Horne
I’ve always loved baking – it’s a huge part of who I am and what I do.
Baking is my favorite.
Baking and pastry-making is a science, all the measuring of quantities and temperatures.
I’m not a baker, and I don’t know anything about baking, and I don’t claim to.
Be a cupcake in a world full of muffins.
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Funny Baking Quotes
A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.
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.
God gives us the ingredients for our daily bread, but he expects us to do the baking!
A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.
I’ve had many baking disasters, but whatever it is, I’ll cover it with icing and sprinkles and say a child has made it.
Be a cupcake in a world full of muffins.
My idea of baking is buying a ready-made cake mix and throwing in an egg.
I can bake, but I don’t do a lot of baking, mainly because the side effect is not very good for you.
Inspirational Quotes for Bakers
So when people ask me, ‘What do you think of Michelin?’ I don’t cook for guides. I cook for customers.
Happiness is baking cookies. Happiness is giving them away, serving them, eating them, talking about them, reading and writing about them, thinking about them, and sharing them with you.
Baking is done out of love, to share with family and friends, to see them smile.
If baking is any labor at all, it’s a labor of love. A love that gets passed from generation to generation.
A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to a recipe.
Take the broken pieces of your life, and bake a master cake out of it. Don’t stand still like a lake; keep flowing like a stream!
The secret ingredient is always love.
This was why she enjoyed baking. A good dessert could make her feel like she’d created joy at the tips of her fingers. Suddenly, the people around the table were no longer strangers. They were friends and confidantes, and she was sharing with them her magic.
I think baking is very rewarding, and if you follow a good recipe, you will get success.
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.
Baking happens with ingredients that last for months and come to life inside a warm oven. Baking is slow and leisurely.
Cooking is not difficult. Everyone has taste, even if they don’t realize it. Even if you’re not a great chef, there’s nothing to stop you from understanding the difference between what tastes good and what doesn’t.
Interesting Baking Quotes
Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes. It makes people overjoyed and puts them in your debt.
So we baked and sweated together. I like punching the dough. I told myself it was the moon and punched it senseless.
Susan Beth Pfeffer
Cooking and baking are pleasures, and I want everyone to be able to experience and share them.
Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal.
Once a baker, always a baker. If I was going to get thrown in the dungeon, at least I was going to leave a trail of quality pastries behind me.
Crushes are stressful. Dating is disappointing. Every relationship, you either break up or get married & then divorced. Pies can’t hurt you.
I can’t even cook an egg. The only thing I can do well is bake bread. I love it and find it incredibly therapeutic.
I think sharing recipes is such an important part of baking and the baking world.
Rules of Baking
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.
Every skilled baker was first an amateur!
A basic rule of baking is that, in general, it’s almost impossible to make an inedible batch of brownies.
Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors—it’s how you combine them that sets you apart.
Good Baking Quotes
When there is very little else left to believe in, one can still believe in an honest loaf of fragrant, home-baked bread.
Jeremy Corbyn confuses the public; he looks like a librarian and enjoys baking bread.
Life was like a batch of biscuits without the baking powder: flat, flat, flat.
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.
I always enjoyed baking, but as far as eating, I always picked cheese fries over sweets.
If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.
Never ask a baker what went into a pie. Just eat.
George R.R. Martin
My love of baking originated with my grandmother. She had a lemon tree growing in her backyard, and my favorite memory is of picking lemons together and baking lemon bars.
All baking is a technical challenge far as I’m concerned.
It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.
Sarah Addison Allen
Some days, I’m shallow as a baking pan, but I stretch miles in all directions.
Curlicues of yellow lemon peel floated into the sugar. Aromatherapy. Some people might turn to the honey flavors of vanilla and cinnamon to chase away nerves, but citrus calmed Alisha’s soul.
Creative Baking Quotes
It’s all about a balancing act between time, temperature and ingredients: That’s the art of baking.
I could be baking a cake, and I’ll do it a certain way. If you’re just a creative person, it’ll come out no matter what.
A pan placed too close to the bottom of the oven will receive more heat radiating from the oven floor; the reverse is true of something baked on the top rack. So, always bake in the center for the most even baking and browning all around.
When you see a beautiful loaf of bread, slow down, appreciate it, enjoy it, then give yourself a chance to think!
Why not question what can or can’t be a layer in layer cake?
I believe with baking; there is a certain nostalgic fix.
James William Middleton
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 stock of where she’d been where she was going. Everything was fine.
The Art of Baking — Baking Quotes
We can’t all be bakers or chefs. Many of us have modest ambitions. But we can all buy a piece of the pie.
Unlike writing a book, which can take several years, baking is instant gratification.
Baking is about multi-tasking. If you are organized and prepared, that’s half the battle.
In baking, cooks need to understand ingredient ratios.
Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.
Nice Baking Quotations
I have dreams of becoming a professional pastry chef and having a little bakery – that’s how much I love baking. I love to cook in general, but my heart lies in desserts.
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.
I am good at baking. I don’t know if that counts as a talent, but I love to bake. Everybody says I’m good at it, so apparently, I make the best banana bread.
Meaghan Jette Martin
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.
Life is a cake, and love is the icing on top of it. Without love, it becomes difficult to swallow life.
Unlike other Jewish families, we didn’t go out for Chinese food on Sundays, but we spent our time in a world of baking powder biscuits and the best shrimp cocktails that ever were.
We’ll take the cake with the red cherry on top.
Navjot Singh Sidhu
My secret skill is baking bread. My mother was a farmer’s daughter and still made bread every day when I was a child. She would have me knead the dough when I got home from school.
It’s why they’re so fun to share. I love movies – almost as much as I love baking, and that’s a lot.
Tom Junod Baking Quotes
There are only three questions that matter in the kitchen if you’re cooking and not baking. The first is how good are your ingredients; the second is how much salt to add, and the third is how long to cook whatever it is you’re cooking – the question of doneness.
I have never baked. I have cooked thousands of meals, big and small, but I have never cooked a cookie. (And) I have never roasted a cake or a pie.
You don’t have to love cooking to cook, but you have to do more than love baking to bake. You have to bake out of love.
Food’s not done until it yields something, maybe its soul or maybe just its secrets, and how long you’re willing to wait for that to happen is a secret all your own.
Weddings have become an expression not just of our desires but also our ambitions, and so more and more, the food at weddings is like the food everywhere else, with the ingredients parsed for purity and the preparation praised for ingenuity, and the sushi chef standing where the carving table used to be.
No one would call me a great cook, but over years of cooking, for me, confidence has replaced ambition.
I was a salesman out of college, traveling over American roads to sell handbags to stores that would, in turn, sell them to American women, not unlike what my father had done.
Because I actually like cooking for people, people like what I cook for them.
Most people are hungry, therefore, they eat. I am hungry. Therefore I cook. Since my senior year in college, when I moved into an apartment with a bunch of friends, I have cooked almost every day of my life.
Paul Hollywood Baking Quotes
Baking is therapy.
I think baking’s far easier than cooking, and because of that, it’s more approachable.
Baking can be done with a few simple ingredients, so it’s about simplicity and nostalgia – people are reminded of their childhood.
I want to pass on my secrets to people who say, ‘I have realized I love baking, and now I’m going to make my bread and sell it at the local farmers’ market.’ I want to give them that little bit of fire.
Crumpets I make myself. I love crumpets. You can’t beat a good homemade crumpet.
I’ve never been on a diet and never will.
I love evangelizing about baking and passing the word on, and I will carry on doing that.
I sometimes worry that, by encouraging people to try baking through ‘The Great British Bake Off,’ I’ll be in court one day charged with accelerating the epidemic of obesity! To which I will plead not guilty. A slice of a Victoria sandwich will never harm anyone.
I don’t know any chef who doesn’t like fast food.
I can be a romantic. The way to every woman’s heart is through her stomach. Food is at the core of everything.
To make a full-blooded puff pastry, you need time, patience, and precision. It’s all about the lamination: it’s about building layers of butter, dough, butter, dough; as the butter melts, it creates steam, bringing up the layers of the two doughs apart, and that gives it the rise.
My own preferred fitness regime is to use my bicycle.
That takes the cake!
A smart cookie!
Bread and butter.
Selling like hot cakes.
To have a finger in the pie.
A piece of cake.
The best thing since sliced bread.
As easy as pie.
It’s a cakewalk!
That’s the way the cookie crumbles.
As flat as a pancake.
Watch the donut, not the hole.
As nutty as a fruitcake.
Pie in the sky.
That’s the way the cookie crumbles.
To have one’s cake and eat It, too.
The icing on the cake!
Baking Captions for Instagram
Piece of seven-layer cake.
Be a cupcake in a world full of muffins.
If there’s a whisk, there’s a way.
Life is what you bake it.
Bakers gonna bake.
Baking is my therapy!
Good things come to those who bake.
If I like you, I bake for you.
The secret ingredient is always love!
Bake your cake and eat it.
I bake because punching people is frowned upon.
Bake the world a better place.
Baking is a revolution and creation!
You can always save the day with sprinkles.
Happiness is experimenting in the kitchen.
Funny Captions for Bakers
Sugar, spice, and everything nice!
Resting Bake Face.
O.C.D; obsessive cake disorder.
Let’s get baked.
Doughs before bros.
Always bake with passion!
Certified cookie inspector.
Just trying to bake the world into a better place.
Bake with imagination!
Sunday carbs don’t count.
Baking is magic.
The crazy baker!
Love and cookies are alike; I can never get enough of both.
Baking is the art of adjustment.
You’re a batch made in heaven.
Abs aren’t made in the kitchen, but brownies are.
Feeling downie? Eat a brownie!
I followed my heart, and it led me to the kitchen.
Bake it till you make it!
Living the baked life.
Bakers gonna bake bake bake bake bake bake. I believe in cake for breakfast!
Baking Quotes FAQs
Here are some frequently asked questions about baking quotes.
Julia Child wrote, “A party without a cake is just a meeting.”
Barbara Johnson said, “A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.”
Some of our favorites include “Doughs before bros,” “Feeling downie? Eat a brownie,” and, “Abs aren’t made in the kitchen, but cookies are!”
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.
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