About Hey Baker!
Meet the family
Hey Baker! is a family affair, started by husband and wife Xavier and Miranda during COVID19 lockdown, to help keep Charlotte (3.5 years) occupied during long days at home while Oscar (10 months) watched from a bouncer in the corner of the kitchen.
Xavier loves getting Charlotte involved in the cooking, but it can be a pretty frustrating endeavour. While Xavier’s measuring out ingredients, Charlotte’s been known to explode an egg or two.
To combat this, we tried packet mixes – which made for a much easier cooking session, but mostly tasted terribly fake.
Choosing simpler recipes and pre-measuring ingredients made things infinitely more fun – so we thought this should be something every time-poor mum and dad can have ready to go in the pantry for a (literal) rainy day. And Hey Baker! was born.
It doesn’t quite stop there though. We want to make sure we’re not making the world worse for our kids, so all our ingredients are real and locally sourced, and all of our packaging is either recyclable or compostable for minimal impact on the planet.
Hey Baker! is convenient, real, environmentally conscious. Oh, and bloody delicious too. We hope you enjoy it as much as we love making it.
xx Xav, Miranda, Charlotte & Oscar
We thought about the best way to ensure everything that goes into and comes out of a Hey Baker! box is utterly delicious and as healthy as baking can be. We thought about fully organic, or cutting out sugar. We looked at whether we could completely cut out preservatives, artificial colours and flavours. What about vegan, gluten free, nut free, dairy free?
In the end, we wanted maximum deliciousness, which really just means using real ingredients. We’ll use organic where we can, minimise refined sugar when it makes sense, and provide recipes that can be altered to a range of dietary requirements. We absolutely want to know if there’s more we can do to make Hey Baker! a better option for your family, so give us a shout.
There are enough environmental impacts from having kids, so we didn’t want to add more to the mix. From the get-go, we needed to ensure that Hey Baker! wasn’t going to fill people’s pantries and bins with plastic.
Thankfully, we found recyclable options (paper and cardboard) and compostable (cellophane) that mean that everything we ship is biodegradable and won’t pollute the planet.