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The Blog: Izy Hossack, a self-professed science nerd, started her baking blog, Top with Cinnamon, when she was just 15 years old.
You’re now only 18—which is incredible. What do you love about baking that makes you want to blog (on top of all of your school work)?
Thank you. I’m not going to lie—it’s mainly because I do really like cake. But now that blogging about it has come into play, it’s more than that. I adore making, styling and photographing food. There is this huge satisfaction and excitement I get when I take a shot, upload it and see something totally pretty that I’ve made. I’ve always been a creative person but I’ve found that certain crafts can get boring after a while, whereas with food I get to manipulate the three stages (the cooking, styling and photography) so I just never get tired of it. Usually half of my weekend is taken up by creating a blog post and doing homework so I have the other half to relax in. The thing is, making food and blogging isn’t a chore for me—I’m usually catching up on TV shows while I do it—so in a way it is kind of relaxing for me. There’s also the science-y side of me that likes being able to change the variables in a recipe to alter the outcome—whether it’s the texture, appearance, flavor or nutritive value.