About Me

Hello and thank you for stopping by!

My name is Maya.  I am an Italian-Thai self-taught baker and cake artist, operatic soprano and music educator based in Waltham Forest. I am married to jazz pianist Ivo Neame.  We love dogs and nature.

My two biggest passion in life have always been music and baking.

When I was a young girl I believed baking was something magical as I watched ingredients going into the oven in one form and coming out completely transformed, smelling absolutely delicious! Of course now I know it's not magic but chemistry ;-)

I am a visual person and I love creating stuff with my hands, therefore I really enjoy cake decorating. My aim is to create mouthwatering pieces of edible art that look beautiful and taste delicious. I like to take inspiration from paintings and fashion, and I am particularly drawn by anything botanical and bucolic. Because of my background in music and theatre, I can't stay away from adding some melodramatic touches here and there.

In the last few years I discovered a new passion which is food photography. As you can see in my gallery I really enjoy taking photos of my creations. Anyway, if you made it this far thanks for taking the time to read about me and as the saying goes: "If you can't buy happiness you can buy cake and that's kind of the same thing!"

Check out my CAKE MENU or view GALLERY - thank you!

Maya Sapone Artisan Baker