My name is Annika, some of my friends call me ‘Manna’ for reasons unknown. Manna in ancient times was a food sent from the heavens, hence the inspiration for the blog name.
I’m from Dubai, UAE, and after having spent 7 years in Melbourne, Australia, a foodies paradise, where my love for food grew exponentilly, I have now moved back to Dubai where it all began.
After I graduated from university I decided to take a year off and go to pastry school- something I always dreamt of doing. I have a day job in HR but baking remains my passion.
In 2011, I had a major lifestyle change which lead to experimenting with healthier versions of desserts. As I love food and fitness- balance remains a key element in my recipes and in my life.
I’m not much of a writer but I will post a story or two, an occasional rant and of course share my recipes, food adventures and photographs along the way.
I have now started taking orders for cakes (classic and raw) so if you’re in Dubai and you like what you see please get in touch!