Life on Planet Byn


Hi there! I’m Robyn! Welcome to my world of baking, which consists of a teeny tiny kitchen I refer to as Planet Byn, in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario. Here’s a little bit more about how my passion for baking developed…

Way back in 2002 I became fixated on the show Sugar on the Food Network and it’s lovely host, Anna Olson. To that point in my life I had never baked a cake from scratch and thought that all pancakes started by opening a box (sorry Mom!). I was absolutely amazed at the flavour, texture and quality that came from making homemade treats, and although I remember a lot of failed baking projects from those days (including a certain Mango Cheesecake disaster that I still don’t like thinking about) my confidence grew with every recipe I tried.

Then in 2008 my friend Danielle showed me a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars on Bake or Break. I had no idea that the world of food blogging even existed, and it was like a light bulb went off my brain. I was so happy to discover this entire community of people just like me, who were as obsessed with baking as I was. I started Planet Byn in early 2010 to chronicle my own baking projects and adventures in the kitchen, and have been in love with blogging ever since.

Here are a few of my favourite posts that will let you get to know my foodie brain a little better:

  • I have a serious passion for fresh, local Ontario fruit. Click here to read about the first time I made jam out of the cutest little strawberries I picked myself.
  • I used to be afraid of baking with yeast, but challenged myself every year on my blog’s anniversary to overcome this fear. Click here to read about my first successful batch of Cinnamon Rolls.
  • Want to hear about the time I met Deb from Smitten Kitchen, my favourite food blog of all time, and almost cried all over her? Click here.
  • In 2013 I went to the first Food Bloggers of Canada conference. Click here to read about how this changed my life.

Thanks for stopping by!

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