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Bake-It Forward: Lonnie

Baking can represent joy, celebrations, hard work – and most of all, our cultures.

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Ms Lonnie moved from Denmark to Singapore several years ago, and is now a stay-home mom to three young daughters whom she raised here. She often finds herself caught between caregiving duties, providing for her daughters, and getting to know the local community. However, she still makes time for one thing: baking.

“In Danish culture, it is natural for us to bake for almost all occasions,” she says. Citing her grandmother as her biggest inspiration, Lonnie reminisces about their time together with a sparkle in her eye as she presents us with the Danish Drømmekage. “This recipe that she introduced to me, which she probably received from her own mother, has been going down for generations.”

And culture is an important aspect of parenting for Ms Lonnie, who keeps her children connected to their Danish roots through cooking. “It’s my way of introducing them to my culture and their culture, to get a taste of Denmark and it’s unique flavours. And my kids love them!”

Beyond just keeping her roots alive, Ms Lonnie bakes for a new cause: “I’m trying to make it into my own little business,” she explains. “Before, it was just my hobby, but now it’s a way I can earn a living, to help me be independent in providing for my children in the future.”

The #AMKFSCBakeItForward campaign features inspiring stories from bakers in our community 👨‍🍳 Like how baking has helped Ms Lonnie to reconnect her daughters to their roots and find independence in providing for them, Bakery Hearts provides opportunities for vulnerable women to earn a living so they can support their families. Donate to support their cause here.

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