About

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Vickii is an aspiring marketeer and a self-taught baker who dabbles in photography, fashion and beauty during her free time. She is a lover of light and clean aesthetics. She eats, cooks, and does yoga.

V’s Kitchen (by Vickii Ma) : Specializes in macarons, loaf cakes, Japanese roll cakes, wholesome granola and vegan (egg-free, dairy-free) cakes.

I started this blog as a way of sharing and organizing my kitchen experiments, travel logs and good eats.

People often associate me with ‘healthy’ (food), ‘white’ and ‘minimalistic’ (photography). I guess, this style very much translates into the kind of person I really am — even offline.

I love baking and started since I was 17. Friends of mine would often associate me with baking, so much so that when they enter a baking shop, they think of me. I like making new things and sometimes I bake to recreate amazing pastries which I tried overseas. Baking is therapeutic to me. The gentle humming of the mixer, the way the dough feels, the touch of flour through my fingers, and feeling a sense of cheap thrill whenever I cut the butter to the exact gram needed (e.g. 128g).

I love buying cookbooks and collecting beautiful homeware such as vintage plates, rustic forks and spoons, cake stands and tiers. I pen my recipes down in a Tiffany blue notebook which I foresee will become my prized possession years down the road.

Favourite things to make include vegan cakes, granola, macarons, rustic pound cakes, scones, cinnamon buns, Japanese pastries, classical French pastries, entremets and breakfast items. My all-time favourite ingredients are matcha, cinnamon, lemon, yuzu, yogurt, figs, banana, sweet potato, taro, earl grey, pistachio, rose and vanilla.

One thing interesting about me? Contrary to the belief of most people, I don’t have a sweet tooth. I prefer salty, savoury food — but who can resist good ice cream?

A frequent question I get? Why are your pictures consistently white? Is your entire house white? (Go figure!)

At times, I make cakes that are vegan or gluten-free but there are other times that I make cakes with a chockfull of chocolate, sugar, lashings of frosting and gunks of butter. Isn’t life all about creating that balance?

Personal Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/vickiima
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/vskitchen
For Advertising & General Enquiries: vickiimacy@gmail.com
Blogs at: http://www.vickiima.com/

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Kimberley Tan

    Hi Babe!

    I chanced upon yr blog from your IG.
    And I really love your blog, followed:)

    I saw your picture on the Lemon, yogurt and chia seed loaf cake. It really really looks good n I’m so happy that I found u in IG.

    I have been looking for a recipe for this loaf for long n tried a few recipes but it turn not turn out good:(

    I hope to really make this loaf in Time for my dad’s birthday coming next week.

    So I really sincerely hope to will share this lemon yogurt chia sees loaf cake recipe with me.

    Thanks a lot and look for to hear from you soon.

    Take care!

    Cheers
    Kimberley

    Reply
    1. vickiima Post author

      Hi Kimberley, thank you for dropping by 🙂 I’m so sorry this reply came so late! I should be blogging the recipe for the lemon chia seed loaf cake pretty soon. What was wrong with your previous attempts? Let me know and maybe I can help!

      Reply
  2. misha

    your blog is, in a word, beautiful. i love the clean look, i love your photos, and i love your recipes. sorry to be so blunt, but that’s the honest truth.

    i’m living in a tiny one room apartment in japan right now while doing my best to cook some beautiful and tasty food whenever i can. i have to say, it frustrates me a little bit to see so many awesome baking recipes and have no oven to try them out in.

    keep up the great work, vicki. i’ll be back for sure to see what you are up to.

    Reply
    1. vickiima Post author

      Hi! Thank you for leaving this thoughtful comment. I really appreciate guests like you 🙂 I just visited your site and I wish I could cook as well as you! I’m so envious that you live in Japan, and I would really love to live there some day. Have a great weekend! X

      Reply

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