Hey y’all! My name is C.C. Hernandez and if there’s one thing you should take away from this blog, it’s that I love anything and everything sweet. Cookies & Cramming is here to share all my go-to sweet treats with all of you (even though “all of you” probably consists of my mom and maybe my grandma, but hey, a girl can dream)!
Before we get baking, here’s a bit about me. I’m a student at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC studying business in the hopes of one day being an event planner. Other than baking and event planning here’s almost all you need to know: Disney World (maybe embarrassingly?) is my happy place, literally anything chocolate is my favorite dessert (runner-up is butter tarts; those Canadians know what they’re doing), my family means everything to me, I’m from Philadelphia but am a “y’all” convert and finally I live in bathrobes.
I wish I could tell you that I have one of those classy, marble-covered, white-washed kitchens full of adorable dogs that clean up all my baking scraps. You know the type: the baker-bloggers that cover my Instagram feed in totality.
Sadly, this is far from the truth.
Welcome to my luxurious kitchen! Consisting solely of a shared oven, fridge, laminate counter and stovetop, welcome to the reality of college baking. Yet I persist! Baking is clearly my passion, otherwise I would not take the effort to lug my giant Tupperware bin of baking supplies to and from the lounge on the regular. And this is precisely why I made Cookies & Cramming.
About Cookies & Cramming:
I started this blog primarily to challenge myself to bake things that I wouldn’t normally try. And the Baking Bucket List was born. From a French baguette to a baked Alaska, I want to try it all. And if you want to too, feel free to bake along with me!
But don’t worry, I’ll also share delicious family favorites, and anything else that sounds scrumptious. And because of my broke-student status I’ll share my tips on baking on a limited budget, without certain equipment and even sneaking ingredients from the cafeteria (shhh don’t tell). I may even throw in some gluten-free recipes for my sisters (they got the short end of genetic straw ;)). So, grab an apron and let’s get baking!