Baking Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old baking quotes, baking sayings, and baking proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal. Sandra Lee
Baking is too precise for me. I cook with a pinch of this or that. Eva Longoria
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
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
It's all about a balancing act between time, temperature and ingredients: That's the art of baking. Peter Reinhart
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
Baking happens with ingredients that last for months and come to life inside a warm oven. Baking is slow and leisurely. Regina Brett
I like the idea of baking. I'd like to be good at it. But I feel like I'm young and one day I can be. Thu Tran
A basic rule of baking is that, in general, it's almost impossible to make an inedible batch of brownies. Linda Sunshine
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
Never promise to make pie and fail to deliver on that promise. Kate Lebo
I think baking cookies is equal to Queen Victoria running an empire. There's no difference in how seriously you take the job, how seriously you approach your whole life. Martha Stewart
The future seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie, long in the baking, never quite done. Edward Young
A bad review is like baking a cake with all the best ingredients and having someone sit on it. Danielle Steel
If baking is any labor at all, it's a labor of love. A love that gets passed from generation to generation. Regina Brett
Manifesting is a lot like making a cake. The things needed are supplied by you, the mixing is done by your mind and the baking is done in the oven of the universe. Stephen Richards
I think baking is very rewarding, and if you follow a good recipe, you will get success. Mary Berry
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
Baking is therapy. Paul Hollywood
Life was like a batch of biscuits without the baking powder: flat, flat, flat. Kirby Larson
Baking is like washing--the results are equally temporary. Patricia Briggs
It baking is very artistic but exact and I'm very detail oriented. You have to have a lot of patience, which is why a lot of American men can't handle it. Anne McManus
Bad bread wrecks my outlook on life. Jeffrey Steingarten
Baking is how you start kids at cooking in the kitchen. Sandra Lee
I think baking is an incredible thing; cooking in general is an incredible thing. Blake Lively
Baking is fundamental to the Jewish culture. Every holiday has its own food. Harriet Davidson
When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste. Laiko Bahrs
It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon. Sarah Addison Allen
I want to work on some more complicated baking and it would be interactive! Lisa Loeb
God gives us the ingredients for our daily bread, but he expects us to do the baking! Chip Ingram
When art calls, you have to follow it. It doesn't happen often, so take the opportunity when it strikes. In all reality, what I do is art. I do create fabulous pieces of decorative baked goods. A.M. Willard
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
I think baking's far easier than cooking, and because of that, it's more approachable. Paul Hollywood
A party without cake is just a meeting. Julia Child
My idea of baking is buying a ready-make cake mix and throwing in an egg. Cilla Black
This is the product that everyone in the world eats, that is so difficult to give up. It's so deeply embedded in our psyches that bread is used as a symbol for life. Peter Reinhart
Flour and butter, cream and sugar, words and images, all the ingredients for a rich, tasty story. Rona Simmons
Baking is problematic for me because I usually drink a lot of wine when I cook! Ted Allen
Keep it simple, keep it tasty. Salt, pepper and garlic. Shallot another day, lemon grass for nextweek. Nutmeg and cinnamon every now and then. Riana Ambarsari
The Second Law of Pies: they must be baked, not fried (or boiled, or steamed). Janet Clarkson
There is a mystery inherent in a pie by virtue of its contents being hidden beneath its crust. Janet Clarkson
Civilisation was built around wheat, around people settling down and not being nomadic. Baking is one of the oldest professions. Paul Hollywood
Baking is about multi-tasking. If you are organized and prepared, that's half the battle. Johnny Luzzini
Baking is a matter of precision and timing, but I just make things up as I go. Rumaan Alam
There are divisions between a culinary chef and a dessert chef, also called a pastry chef. There are specializations within the pastry chef field. Some pastry chefs specialize in baking breads, while others are master cake designers. Each field requires an exceptional level of creativity and attention to detail. Ron Ben-Israel
We light the oven so that everyone may bake bread in it. José Martí
Roasting is one of the oldest and most spectacular forms of cooking. Originally, roasting was done on a spit in front of the fire. What we call roasting—food cooked by dry heat in the oven—was known until the end of the nineteenth century as baking. James Beard
I baked bread for the first time to impress a girl. Jim Lahey
My mother liked to bake. I don't. I don't do it well, because you have to be right on target. I think that is where baking and I fall apart. Leah Chase
Baked not fried... the healthy choice. Chris Ferreira
[Bread making is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with peace, and the house filled with one of the world's sweetest smells... there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel, that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread. M.F.K. Fisher
Bread, like so many staples, is one of those foods that we imagine to be more of a project than it really is. In fact, there are dozens of easy ways to make bread at home. Alana Chernila
Tenderness in baking is usually the result of simple, but superb technique— proper measuring, mixing, and timing. It's easier than you think. Alice Medrich
Your hands and a hot oven are the only essential pieces of equipment to bake a loaf of bread. Nancy Silverton
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
In baking, as in many other things, timing is of the essence... Start with a clean kitchen and have everything prepped to go. Once you are organized and have your tools ready, you will have the confidence to mix and bake like a pro. Cheryl and Griffith Day
If a man bakes a pie, or a cake, or cupcakes, or cookies, even, he becomes a curiosity to the opposite sex. Manuel Gonzalez
Many happy childhood memories begin in the kitchen, baking cookies or decorating birthday cakes. It's one of the sweetest parts of childhood. Deanna F. Cook
In order to become a baker, I'd have to stop looking for answers and just bake some bread. Nancy Silverton
As you bake, so shall you brew. German Proverb
As you brew, so you shall bake. Dutch Proverb
He is little suited to be a baker, whose head is made of butter. Danish Proverb
The baker's child goes hungry. Turkish Proverb
You must bake with the flour you have. Danish Proverb
The bread you bake by your own sweat tastes better than the dishes of sultans. Armenian mothers
I was not a classic mother. But my kids were never palmed off to boarding school. So, I didn't bake cookies. You can buy cookies, but you can't buy love. Raquel Welch
Cooking & baking is both physical and mental therapy. Mary Berry
At the risk of sparking a barrage of angry letters from biologists - boy, can those guys kick off - when it comes to baking, the heart truly is connected to the stomach. Sue Perkins
You might give it a try, boss. Bake a pie... sing a song... wish somebody a happy holiday and mean it. We make our own happiness. Ghost of Christmas Present
It's Thanksgiving. Some people bake pies, we bake ourselves. Michael Kelso
The way to bake a delicious cake / To make a princess proud / Is to use all the right ingredients / And none that are not allowed / You said it / It's fun to bake a delicious cake / But make sure you prepare / Here's a list of the things you'll need / To bake a cake you'll be proud to share / There's cake flower, baking powder / Sugar, shortening, salt / We got baking soda / If that cake falls, it's your fault / Oh grumpy / Buttermilk should not be spilt / The eggs should all be cracked / Careful / Pure vanilla, water too / And any mixing bowl will do / A great big baking pan / Chocolate for a chocolate cake / If that's your baking plan / Gosh, that's a lot of ingredients / Could we go over them again? Don Grady and Marty Panzer