Baking Quotes | 25+ Best Baking Quotes for the Kitchen

25+ Baking quotes to inspire your next delicious creation.

If you love cooking, baking and spending time in the kitchen then these quotes are for you!

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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.

Marissa Meyer, Heartless

Every skilled baker was first an amateur.

Chris Geiger

…but hey, 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.

T. Kingfisher, A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking

Cookies are like jeans—perfect for everyone. You never see someone picking chocolate out of chocolate chip cookies or scraping the filling out of a macaron. You can dress them up or down. And cookies are adaptable. Take chocolate chip cookies. So many possible add-ins. And don’t get me started on sugar cookies—sweetened with brown sugar or powdered sugar or agave or honey. Plus, cookies are portable, no silverware required.

Chandra Blumberg, Digging Up Love

Multiply all ingredients by four to get too many cupcakes.

Jenny Colgan, Meet Me at the Cupcake Café

There is a mystery inherent in a pie by virtue of its contents being hidden beneath its crust.

Janet Clarkson, Pie: A Global History

Baking calms me; it’s stabilizing. It’s what I do when I don’t want to think about anything hard. It is an activity that requires very little from you- you just follow the directions, and then at the end you have created something. From ingredients to an actual dessert. It’s like magic. Poof, deliciousness.

Jenny Han, P.S. I Still Love You

America has developed a pie tradition unequivocally and unapologetically at the sweet end of the scale, and at no time is this better demonstrated than at Thanksgiving in November. It seems that the country goes pie-mad at this time, and the traditional pies reflect that this is harvest season.

Janet Clarkson, Pie: A Global History

When you see a beautiful loaf of bread, slow down, appreciate it, enjoy it, then give yourself a chance to think! 

Chris Geiger

The kitchen can be a sacred space. Where magic is created, whether it’s mixing up a potion, or baking a cake for friends. The whole process is part of this spell – intention being just as important as the ingredients! The Kitchen Witch keeps a warm and happy home infused with magic. 

Sarah Robinson, The Yoga Witch Cook Book: Tempting Recipes to Celebrate the Magic to be found in the Kitchen

It’s all about a balancing act between time, temperature and ingredients: That’s the art of baking.

Peter Rein-hart

The more you know, the more you can create. There’s no end to imagination in the kitchen.

Julia Child

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 about multi-tasking. If you are organized and prepared, that’s half the battle.

Johnny Iuzzini

Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts. 

James Beard

If you don’t have the confidence in baking, commit to making the recipe three times. The first two, do it exactly the way I’ve told you to make it. Twice. The first time you’ll screw it up. The second time it will come out pretty good, and then the third time, make your adjustments.

Tom Douglas

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.

Tom Junod

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

Cupcakes are muffins that believed in miracles.


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.

Marian Keyes

Baking happens with ingredients that last for months and come to life inside a warm oven. Baking is slow and leisurely.

Regina Brett

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. 

Lily Collins

A basic rule of baking is that, in general, it’s almost impossible to make an inedible batch of brownies.

Linda Sunshine

Flour and butter, cream and sugar, words and images, all the ingredients for a rich, tasty story.

Rona Simmons

If baking is any labor at all, it’s a labor of love. A love that gets passed down from generation to generation.

Regina Brett

Desserts are the fairy tales of the kitchen—a happily-ever-after to supper.

Terri Guillemets

We must have pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.

David Mamet

The smell of good bread baking is like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight.

M.F.K. Fisher

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