Welcome to Flick of the Whisk! My name is Chelsea (AKA Ms Whisk when I’m in the kitchen). I’ve loved cooking and baking for as long as I can remember. Growing up in the small town of El Segundo, CA to an Italian-American father, I soon learned my way around a kitchen.
I began baking cookies for parties and whipping up dips for family gatherings and always dreamt of having my own cookbook. I graduated college in sunny San Diego (Go Aztecs!) and moved to London with my then boyfriend (now husband), Alex. While searching for a job and spending lots of time at home alone- my love for cooking and baking for people grew. Then in December 2011 I took a leap of faith into a world quite unfamiliar to me: my own blog dedicated to what I’m making in my tiny London kitchen.
My husband, Alex and I got married in August 2012 in a little chapel on the bluffs of Palos Verdes, California. It has been an incredibly busy few years for us both! I also began my career as a 4th Grade teacher in a Primary School that I love, and my coworkers have been brilliant testers of my creations. Let me tell you, I think teachers love baked goods more than most!
In 2014, we made the decision to move out of London. A huge change to our already crazy lives! We now live in the pretty little market town of Newark, about an hour and 20 minutes train away from London.
And this is Stanley, our lovely little Shiba Inu.
He may look cute, but boy does he keep us busy! He’s one year old and definitely thinks he can boss us around. But there is nothing cuter than a sleeping puppy is there (pics on my Instagram)? That is what keeps me sane!
This is what I love- I don’t claim to be an expert! I am learning with every new idea and recipe I make and every photo I take and edit. If you have questions, ask them below the post and I will do my best to answer them as quickly as possible.
I truly hope you enjoy looking at my photos and trying out the recipes as much as I did making them. There are many ways to keep in touch, so don’t be a stranger! I love feedback and would love to hear from you, especially if you’ve tried out a recipe!
I believe the time spent in the kitchen should be happy and full of love- it’s the true secret ingredient to making the most delicious food!
Thank you for reading!