Our Story

by Maria Rachel

Hi! My name is Maria Rachel and welcome to Bake in Progress.

Bake in Progress provides breakfast and dessert recipes for you and your family. Sounds good?

Every week, I share the best and easy breakfast and dessert recipes based on my own experience, as well as the recipes I’ve learned from other bakers. 

I share valuable resources for your home baking journey and featured stories from other home bakers.

About Bake in Progress

where it all started

I was a former Math teacher who has chosen to pursue my love for art and food. My passion for both photography and baking brought me to this amazing journey. 

I remember I was into photography since I was around 10 years old. I always wanted to be the one holding the film camera even though it would mean I won’t be in the picture. I then became a photojournalist in high school and was able to witness our mentor’s journey as a photographer. 

Although it was my ultimate dream to have my own DSLR camera, I didn’t buy one for myself until the year 2016, after 5 years of having a job. I wasn’t even sure why.

the turning point

During the 4 years of practicing photography, I was struggling on deciding what niche to pursue. That was until the year 2020 when I became hooked on baking. 

I started as a self-taught home baker. But I came to a point where I craved more knowledge. I realized that I don’t know what I don’t know. So I decided to enroll at a baking school in our hometown. And it was worth it!

Voila! Producing awesome shots of my pastries is what I enjoy the most.

what's in it for you

You don’t need to be a teacher, a baker or a photographer to relate to my story. I believe at some point in your life, you have experienced struggling on which career to pursue, or maybe you are in that season currently. 

Aside from amazing recipes and success stories, I also share stories about faith and personal growth as whatever career or passion you might have, one thing’s for sure, we all pursue growth – career, faith, finance, family, life.

And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28