Catchin’ the Wave with HELA SVERIGE BAKAR!

I am sure most of you didn’t know that I LOVE to bake. I usually bake something at least once a week.
Well, with the recommendation of a good friend and reaching the Final Audition, I will be one of 12 Contestants on a Swedish TV show called  “Hela Sverige Bakar”.
It’s in the same vein as “All Britain Bakes”  and “The Great American Bake Off”,
It’s Premier is Thursday September 10th at 9pm on TV 7.


Johan Sörberg, Tilde de Paula, and Birgitta Rasmusson. Photo by: Andreas Lundberg

The Contestants bake within certain categories. There are two Judges who are masters at the craft of baking, Johan Sörberg and Birgitta Rasmusson. The show is hosted by the lovely Tilde de Paula(center).

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Kristina, Madeleine, Fredrik, Moa and Peter catching some rays in the lovely, sunny weather!

The experience was unimaginable. The warmest side of it all was meeting the other contestants. None of us are Professional Bakers, nor have we gone to school. We do this for our own personal love and goals. We all became friends rather quickly and have stayed connected even after the cameras were turned off!


It was a great adventure for all of us. We laughed and joked as if we’d known eachother much longer than the time we were together.

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Fredrik and Peter! Always joking! Loving the shirts guys! Yes Ladies! They bake and one of them is a Fireman!

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Emelie. Such a talented young lady!


Madeleine, Fredrik, Kristina, Lars, Peter, Moa, and Marita. Such a fun and caring group!



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Anna, My, and Linus at Urban Deli. We had a great time!




Lars, Germaine, Fredrik, Moa, Marita, Peter, Linus and Madeleine at TV4 Screening at Hotel Rival!





Most photos of us are all from blogs, articles and the show.
This is to show you a side that is not always seen on camera or articles.
All of us have lives OUTSIDE our kitchens. We are Teachers, Cooks, Artists, Entreprenörs, Homemakers, Fashionistas, Nurses, Students, Firemen, Career minded people who just love to bake and have fun doing it!

The talent in these bakers ooze out like buttercream frosting. Sometimes making the most difficult desserts seem as easy as making a Meringue pie!

You want proof? Please go to MY+SWEET  for links to our blogs, Instagrams, Youtubes and Facebook pages! You will be pleasantly surprised by the awe inspring and jaw dropping cakes and sweets prepared by us!

Tune In to the premier episode of  “Hela Sverige Bakar” , this  Thursday September 10th at 9pm on TV7 or catch it on TV4Play!





Featured Photo by: Andreas Lundberg

Roy Fares “DELICIOUS” Book Release Party!

When I first met Roy Fares, it was under very sensitive circumstances. A friend’s memorial service.. From that time on, we have been friends.
Roy Fares (Sweden’s Best Pastry Chef of 2010) is a Sweet Dynamo of energy and talent!  He would have to be since he has just released his THIRD cook book, called “DELICIOUS


The first, ‘Sweet by Roy Fares‘ in 2012, was our welcoming introduction to Roy’s simple yet tasty treats. After several visits to the U.S.A., he was inspired to complete a second book in 2013 called ‘The United States of Cakes‘. Traditional American desserts that Roy chose to put his own delectable spin on, to take your taste buds to a whole new level.

Now, Roy brings us yet another savoury book.

In ‘DELICIOUS‘, he focuses on seasonal Fall and Winter fruits like apples, pears and nuts. He also takes some baking inspiration from America and gives it the Roy Fares ‘lift’  with his own signature touches. He embraces the holidays too, and creates many delectable cookies, cakes and pies for the holiday season and to have with a nice cup of hot chocolate, curled up in your favourite chair.


Roy’s DELICIOUS Release Party was held at the very elegant and laid back  Miss Clara Hotel. I got there and was greeted by Roy who was outside at the time. He looked handsome as usual.  I didn’t go right in. He asked why and I told him I was waiting for my plus one.  Only minutes later my friend Kendra arrived.

20140908_019 (2)Our names were checked off the list and we walked in to the high energy and pleasant atmosphere. Champagne, cocktail hors d’oeuvres, wine, pastries, cider and of course “DELICIOUS” were up for grabs. Everyone taking a DELICIOUS  copy to browse and have signed. The place was  filled with well wishers, family, acquaintances and friends. Roy was his usual cool self, greeting everyone, working the room and having a laugh or a selfie.


Roy was born in Lebanon in 1984 – the youngest of three children. In 1990, during the Syrian war, his parents moved the family to Örebro, Sweden – for a safer and more prosperous life.

In his Bio on his website he writes, “I have always admired my Mom and Dad for their brave decision. I sometimes wonder what I would have done if we stayed, and how my life would have been like today.”

Roy has worked hard and has come very far in his career. His determination and continued rising success is an indicator that he is certainly on the move and has so much more to look forward to in his life and his career!  CHEERS ROY!

To learn more about Roy Fares, check out his site By Roy Fares , Facebook: Sweets by Roy Fares

Photos in Slideshow taken by Photographer: Kate Gabor