Valerie Straub

I want to show what I can do as a hobby baker. I would love to win so I can rent space to teach cookie decorating and share my passion.

Placed 2nd

in their group

We would like to thank you for supporting Valerie Straub in this year's competition. Your support helps us contribute to ending childhood hunger and giving kids the healthy food they need to thrive.

What is your signature bake?

My soft decorated sugar cookies. It is a very versatile recipe that can be flavoured many different ways. They are fluffy, soft, buttery and melt in your mouth. Decorated with a soft bite royal icing. Everyone loves these.

How long have you been baking?

I've been baking since I can remember. I've always loved baking and testing out new recipes. I have always created trays of desserts for everyone over the holidays. I fell in love with cookie decorating a few years ago. I've always loved creating new flavours and baking for everyone.

What is your best baking secret?

I wouldn't really call this a secret but make sure you measure your ingredients, at least the important ones lol... you can always add more chocolate chips etc. to cookies! Keep your workspace clean and have fun! Bake with your heart and everything will turn out fabulous.