My passion for baking must be in the blood. All my life I have been surrounded by wonderful women who bake - my gran, my mum, aunty and cousins. We love a good party and our family get-togethers always involve lots of food. One of my earliest memories is baking bread in our kitchen at home with my mum; I was probably 3 or 4.
Having spent years baking for friends and family the opportunity arose for me to share my love of chocolate and cakes with the North East. I was made redundant in 2015 and took the chance to follow my dream by making a career out of my baking and chocolate skills. An added bonus was that it allowed me to spend time with with young son Noah, my chief taster.
Ali's Ark was born in September 2015 in my mum's kitchen and has continued to grow every since. I now sell simple delicious bakes and luxury classic truffles from home and now online.
I hope you enjoy eating them as much as I love making them.