About

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The goal of chelsweets.com is to share my recipes, techniques, and ideas, and show that anyone can bake! I work full time as a digital client finance manager at a PR firm, and have slowly taught myself how to bake over the past few years. I’ve learned through trial and error, and by watching countless YouTube videos. Where there’s a will, there’s a way!!

I primarily make buttercream cakes, and always appreciate new challenges that help me expand my horizons.

I was born and raised in Seattle, and currently live in NYC.  I started baking when I moved to NYC, in a kitchen the size of a closet. Baking has allowed me to meet so many wonderful people, and has led to some amazing opportunities.  My work has been shared by Cosmopolitan, Instagram, Buzzfeed, Country Living, Pop Sugar,and Business Insider. I’ve also had to honor of contributing to the Food Network, Bloomberg, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, and House Beautiful Magazine. I also recently made my TV Debut on the Ben and Pickler show, which was a blast!

I currently am a content contributor to the Food Network, and do weekly livestreams on the Food Network Facebook Page on Wednesdays at 7:45pm EST.

To see more of the cakes I’ve made, you can check out my Instagram, @chelsweets, where I post pictures of everything I make. I also share a lot of my work on the Chelsweets Facebook page!

For in-depth, full-length tutorials, you can visit my YouTube channel.  Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any new cakes!

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32 thoughts on “About”

  1. How have I not found your blog before? I love all of those things! Minus the accounting. I’m really bad at math. Congrats on the marathon, I would love to run one one day 🙂
    PS – I love the look the guy behind you has on his face.

  2. I think you rock! I saw a video montage of you creating your creations on Bored Panda, and I just had to find a way to let you know! 🙂

  3. Hi I am from Indianapolis Indiana. Your style is everything I love. My goal is to be as great as you. If you ever need an employee in the future, I would love to work under you. You do great work!

  4. I’m trying to follow my life long dream of baking…but might I say you’re definitely an inspiration to me! I also am self taught, I also love Art and drawing. So, to combine both my favorite things into one is exciting! I love how you make all your recipes able to replicate and versatile for other bakers! Thanks again Chelsea for sharing your gift to all of us!

  5. Just stumbled upon your website and your cakes and creations are amazing!!
    I was just wondering, since you have a full time job how do you have time for all of this??
    Cake making is super time consuming!

  6. I came across your Youtube channel when looking up a drip cake tutorial. I think your finance background gives you fantastic attention to detail and it’s so helpful when you create such helpful tutorials! Keep up the amazing work!
    Do you enjoy finance? I’m an engineer by background and sometimes just want to drop it all and bake for the rest of my life. How do you grapple with this?

    1. Haha I usually bake/film/edit footage for up to 12 hours a day on the weekend, and by the end of those days, I’m so over it all! I enjoy having my day job. It keeps baking fun for me, and makes it kind of a treat at the end of the day. If I baked full time, i don’t think I’d be happy. I do daydream about it sometimes when work is stressful, but then I remind myself that it seems more glamorous than it really is 😛

      1. That’s a great way to look at it (or any hobby, really)! I think prioritizing what we love on weekends helps us put things in perspective. Thanks for the level headed advice. 🙂

  7. I need a moist carvable chocolate cake. My Granddaughter wants me to make her a Titanic cake. What would you suggest?

      1. Thank you, I have another question, I was going to use 13 x 9 pans to make the Titanic. Should I double the above recipe? And are there any frostings that would work better than others? She is not a fondant type, and I just want to be the Grandma I never had. Thank you!

  8. Hello Chel – I want to make a sprinkles or cake filled with M and M’s for a baby shower in a couple of weeks. I want to use a 10″ pan with your recipe. I need to make the cake the night before, will the M and M’s and sprinkles be ok overnight – or do I need to plan to put the cake together the morning of the shower?

  9. I love your cakes and tutorials. Do you have suggestions on what items a person starting out should purchase as far as cake pans and tools for icing cakes? I’ve heard you say you purchased items off amazon just not sure where to start.
    Thank you!

  10. Hi chels, where did you get the camera for your Instagram videoes? And where do you put the camera when you make the videoes for instagram? I bake and I’m interested in making similar videoes, thanks.

    1. It can be made months in advance if frozen! Because it’s really just butter and powdered sugar, as long as it’s stored in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer, and can be made far in advance 🙂

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