Nataliia Shevchenko: Baker Bio
This recent arrival from Ukraine is turning Canadians on to her homeland's famed honey cake
From: Edmonton, Alta
Occupation: Administrative assistant
Baking style: Exquisite Eastern European
Signature baked good: "Honey cake. It's a rare treat in Canada and once people try it, it becomes their favourite cake. It's a Ukrainian (and Russian) cake made with honey biscuits, frosted with sour cream frosting."
Is baking an art or a science? "I think it's more art."
Butter tarts, raisins or no raisins? "No raisins."
Growing up in Ukraine, baking was a staple in Nataliia's household. She learned how to make traditional Ukrainian recipes as a very young child. As well as making technically sophisticated cakes, Nataliia specializes in bread, and loved to work her hands in the dough. Nataliia moved to Canada three years ago after falling in love with her husband online and is excited to show off her techniques in the Canadian Baking Tent.