For this month’s Kenko Chat, we are featuring our special guest Fanny, who is the food blogger and home-based baker from Oh Sweet Day!
Through her Vancouver-based baking & dessert blog, she enjoys making and eating delicious sweet treats.
Over her life, she has encountered many unexpected possibilities through the diverse group of people she’s met. Through these chance happenings, she was given the drive to begin her own home-based bakery, Oh Sweet Day!
But we’re not here to tell you her story - Fanny is going to do that! She’ll also share some of her top baking tips in the interview below so stay tuned…
You can learn more about her at:
Now, let’s hear from Fanny!
Psst! All photos are courtesy of Oh Sweet Day!
I’ve been living in Vancouver for ten years after moving here from Hong Kong. Back in Hong Kong, I worked for a radio station and a movie distribution company, which was such an inspirational career, allowing me to participate in event production, meet some celebrities and make a lot of money. But then I decided to move here, marry my husband and create our family.
I started to spend a lot of time in the kitchen when I arrived in Vancouver as I had the hours to spare. And that's how my blog was created - to chronicle my journey to become a cook and a mother.
Chicken Paella by @OhSweetDay
It's my own curiosity in food that has shaped my cooking. I make things simple so anyone can follow. And I never go crazy with weird ingredients.
Through my cooking journey, I’ve realised I have a passion for baking and decorating desserts. Through the process of self-learning and being inspired by other brilliant bloggers, I've become better. Friends and family have always been my greatest supporters and without them, I would have never have been determined to start my home-based bakery.
Banoffee Cupcakes by @OhSweetDay
I believe I'd already heard about green tea when I was a small kid. Back then, Hong Kong was highly influenced by Japanese culture. Drinking green tea was nothing new. Desserts with green tea flavour were created later, but weren’t as popular as they are now.
Matcha Macarons (L) & Matcha Hazelnut Tarts (R) by @OhSweetDay
I bought my first jar of high quality matcha powder a few years back when I decided to make my first green tea cake roll. I really love the natural color, delicate aroma, unique flavour and health value.
Matcha Vertical Cake Roll by Fanny (@OhSweetDay)
I've used matcha to make cakes and ice cream. And I'm thinking about making matcha mousse soon!
I must say it’s matcha and black sesame cheesecake. You can find the recipe here.
Matcha Black Sesame Cheesecake by Fanny (@OhSweetDay)
I am a very organised cook. My friends refer me as OCD. But I do find ‘clean as you go’ really helpful to keep my kitchen tidy and accessible, like putting used dishes away or into the dishwasher and wiping the counter clean between cooking steps.
Thanks a lot for your time with us, and for the story and advice you’ve shared. It’s great to know you and we hope to see more of your amazing matcha desserts soon.
Lastly, we wish you all the best with your little bakery!
Want to read more interviews with Kenko? Here’s what you can do: