Welcome to the BwB Home Baking Academy!

I help bakers break baking barriers.

I can help you bust baking barriers.

Baking can feel very scary.  I get it because I used to feel the same way!  I made mistake after mistake, felt completely incompetent, and wasted thousands and thousands of dollars in ingredients while I was trying to do the most basic techniques.  😩

Learning techniques and baking science doesn’t have to be this big scary thing, and that knowledge isn’t just for the “chosen few”.  You don’t have to be intimidated.  I’m here to make it all super fun!

Come on in and see what we have to offer at the Begin with Butter Home Baking Academy!

Perfecting Cake Techniques

Want to build confidence and consistency in your cakes? After this short course, you’ll have all the techniques and tools that you need to create incredible cakes from start to finish! Improve your cake skills in 90 minutes and you can apply those skills to recipes for the rest of your life.

BwB Masterclass Replay–Finishing Touches

Take your cakes up *several* notches with the secrets you'll learn in this Finishing Touches Masterclass replay! In this class, you’ll learn how to create easily customizable simple syrups, glazes, fillings, and buttercreams for your special cakes. Customizing your cakes has never been easier!

BwB Special Event Replay–Bread Bootcamp

Flummoxed by bread? No more! In this special event replay, done over two days, you'll learn: what yeast is, and how to work with it successfully; the right ingredients for the best bread; tips and techniques to know when your dough is ready to move to the next step; tips and techniques for shaping; all about kneading, rising and proofing; and so, so much more!

See What Some of Our Students are Saying!

This is by far the best money ever spent, if you really want to amp up your baking game. I'm by far a more confident and capable baker after taking Shani's class...I can't recommend it enough.

Emily E.


This Masterclass was absolutely amazing! It's perfect for all levels, but I'm going to share my experience as a new baker. For years I wanted to learn how to bake from scratch. It was such an intimidating process, until I met Shani of Begin with Butter. Her expertise, passion, and gift for teaching and baking make learning so much fun and inviting...I look forward to learning more baking techniques from BwB! Thank you again!

Artney W.


Shani changed my life with her course. I am as confident during baking as I have always been during cooking...you gave me the foundation that I needed to become this free spirit home chef recipe developer that I love being.

Mila M.


With 50 years experience baking, I can now look at a recipe and understand why it works. She explains everything in an easy-to-understand manner...it's been like having all of your best friends in the kitchen with you.

Amy M.


Stop Struggling with Baking!

Baking consistency and confidence are a click away. Our students have made amazing improvements with their baking skills. Why not you?