All About Choc Chip Uru

Hello everyone! Well, this was a long time coming – a rewrite of my ‘all about me page’ – you know, since I have changed quite a bit since I started this blog! 😉

But to all those who are knew and visiting (firstly, WELCOME!), let’s start from the top. My name is Urvashi, but I go by Choc Chip Uru! (Cute I know :P)
I was in Year 10 and an avid baker. Every weekend, during my free time I was in the kitchen, whipping up something or another. It was beyond an obsession.

Doctor who is also a love!

Doctor who is also a love!

Scary, I know, I mean, most year 10s are too busy straightening their hair and wishing for their braces to come off! Anyway, I started documenting my bakes, because I wanted to keep a record of what I was doing. Amateur photographs without lighting, random scattered folders all over my computer, and small snippets of writing in a word document, telling me the date, where and when I made the dessert.

A blog, basically, in every sense, without being online.

One night, my mum and I were just casually chatting, when she said to me ‘Uru, why don’t you start a real blog?’
Pssht. That was my reply. As if anyone would want to read all about me or my bakes. Nothing special, nothing important at all!

But apparently, like in most cases (though I hate to admit this), my mum was right. For some unknown reason, I listened to her, and set up a wordpress.com blog and began to blog. First 100 word posts with photographs to make you cry. Then longer posts with ok photos. Then even longer posts and more photos. And it just kept going.

You wonderful people just kept reading!!!

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I love blogging, simple as that. It has been three years almost now, and I have such amazing friends, worldwide! Everyone is so talented out there and continue to inspire me 😀
And it is not only fun, it is an outlet to express creativity and all my thoughts. Call this a personal online journal if you will 🙂

Any major changes? Not the in near future, but over the years, actually quite a few – I mean, first I was just baking. Then I started reviewing (and LOVED it!). Then I moved from wordpress.com to my own website (a very hard decision I know now because of SEO difficulties, but hopefully it will be fixed over time).

Challenges? Yes. Regrets? None.

Isn’t that what blogging is all about though? 😀

If you want to learn more about, or contact me, just shoot a message to: gobakeyourself@yahoo.com.au
Also, you can message me though my Go Bake Yourself Facebook Page!

Ciao for now mes cheris!

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227 Comments

  1. Gina says:

    Love the new design, I think it suits your sweet personality now. I can’t wait to see all the sweet treats you fill the new space with. More chocolate, chocolate chips, and of course Nutella I hope.
    -Gina-

    • Haha you are the sweetest my friend 🙂
      I just did a blog redesign but my new space is in the process – I process you loads of chocolate with a generous side of Nutella always 😀

      Cheers
      CCU

  2. Liz says:

    Oh my gosh–this is wonderful and you are wonderful 🙂 I have seen your gravatar around, so fun to know more about you. Am so impressed at all you’ve done and at such a young age. Appreciate that you came by food for fun’s one crazy summer post. Am honored to have you visit and wish you all the best. Am off to learn more about Foodbuzz now! Will also find you on fb and would be thrilled to have you find me as well: https://www.facebook.com/deLiziousFoodCommunications

    • You are much too sweet Liz, I am so glad we are friends blogging wise and on facebook, it has been wonderful to meet you! Now that all my exams are done (for now!) I cannot wait to enjoy exploring your blog and being a regular visiter!

      Cheers
      CCU

  3. afifahcookie says:

    Hi! I love your About page. I used to do that too… Procrastinating to blog & keeping some posts in my comp but I eventually uploaded it on WordPress. Hehe, thanks for dropping by babe~ (:

    • Hi! Yay that is fantastic, so awesome to meet you!
      Definitely, send me an email or facebook me, but definitely I would love to talk about blogging 😀
      I am on your site right now, wow, you definitely are an awesome cook!
      Following you!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

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  5. fallingdownunder says:

    Amazing story – your intro is very personable – I love your rules! I am so excited to have found you and will be following and liking shortly. Love the new ideas. I am always baking cupcakes (vegan) that fit my long list of qualifications to take with me to b-day parties and the like. It is such a bummer that most children’s parties contain the gross store bought kind! My favorite is the Vegan Tirimisu – but it has Kahlua in it so you may have to wait on that one 🙂
    My blog is the word for word story of my year as an exchange student in Sydney! when I was 17. It was an amazing journey that has been really fun to reconnect with. However, blog wise I Stick to my exact journal entries (I spare no detail so I warn you it’s pretty detailed :))
    Nice to meet you and find your blog!
    http://www.fallingdownunder.com

    • Hi, thank you so much, it is very nice to meet you and learn about your favourite foods 😀
      And what a cool idea for your blog, I look forward to checking it out! I was born in Sydney so I am sure I will enjoy your blog even more 😀

      Cheers
      CCU

    • That is very sweet of you to say but I doubt better chef! You should see me around the majority of savoury foods, without my mum, I am nowhere 😉
      Nice to meet you and look forward to checking out your blog!

      Cheers
      CCU

    • Thank you so much 😀
      I agree with you, now that I am running this blog, it certainly does not feel like I am too young! 😉
      I am really glad you are enjoying my friend!

      Cheers
      CCU

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  9. Shakthi Abirami M M says:

    you reeled me in with the cookie pic! I am from India too. But 26 and driving my oven mad with my experiments in baking. Hoping your blog will help! 🙂

    • Haha it is SO nice to meet you my friend 😀
      I am loving the Aussie blogging spirit which is growing! I have added you to my best blogs list in the Aussie section and can’t wait to wade your blog!

      Cheers
      CCU

    • Another my friend? Truly you are too kind thank you so so much! I will definitely be acknowledging though I hope you understand if I do not have enough time these days to pass it on and do its requirements – still thank you so so much 🙂

      Cheers
      CCU

      • mmmarzipan says:

        Oh my gosh- you are so welcome… and I totally understand! That last post took me half the night (lol) so from now on I will say thanks for any recognition, but not fulfill requirements for these things necessarily 🙂 All the best! 🙂

  10. liann says:

    Beautiful pictures! Do you think kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) could be substituted? Pumpkin is available for such a short time here in Hawaii but I can usually find the kabocha. If yes, what cheese would work? Cheddar or something milder?
    Much aloha.

    • Hi I assume you are talking of the mango pancakes? I definitely think pumpkin could be used as well though perhaps add in more sugar 🙂 – Cheese I am not too sure about though 🙂
      Thank you!

      Cheers
      CCU

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  14. How exciting to learn about the girl behind all these fabulous recipes!! After reading this I realize we have a lot more in common than I thought!

    I too am a fellow chocolate lover…sometimes with a drizzle of caramel 😉 Baking is one of my fav past times although I like to think of myself more as a writer who just happens to love baking 😀

    Aaaannndd a fellow foodie stalker?? *gasp* 😉 Hehehe pleased to meet your acquaintance then!!

    Well, I totes love your site…I used to have a baking blog but wasn’t able to update it as often as I wanted to because of school work and what not. But, I couldn’t stay away for too long because I just love it too much…and meeting fellow foodies is always fun! But I don’t need to tell you that! 🙂 Soo, I FINALLY got back into the blogosphere. And just so you know, I occasionally blog on Living the Gourmet, that is my mom’s blog (yes, cooking runs in the family :D) but I also have my personal blog for random musings via ‘Afterthoughts’. Sometimes I’ll link to both in my comments…I don’t mean to confuse you or anything! Haha…well, my comment is getting wayy too long.

    Cya around the web Uru! It was great ‘meeting’ you.

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

    • Haha I LOVE long comments because I get to know you more 🙂
      No joke, we sound like great buds already because our similar obsessions… I mean loves 😉
      I am realllllly glad you decided to return to the blogosphere my friend, you have an incredible skill which deserves to be showcased throughout the world! AND GAH I AM SOOOOO JEALOUS you and your mum are blogging-baking-cooking buddies! Mum and myself, we are shopping sisters 😉

      Nice to meet you too my dear friend and don’t forget to enter my first giveaway in my latest post!

      Cheers
      CCU

  15. threehanns78 says:

    So i’ve had a read of your blogs and its good, fun honest and inspiring for other young food/baker bloggers. All the best for your studies and if its anything like your blogs, you’ll do well. hannshakes and bake 😀

    • You are very sweet my friend, thank you for enjoying 😀
      I hope I can make your stomach rumble and your sweet tooth ache – very nice to meet you – loving your blog as well!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  16. petit4chocolatier says:

    You have a wonderful blog! I am still going through your recipes; and everything thus far looks incredibly scrumptious!

  17. aidaweb101 says:

    Dear CCU,I am an Australian child too,only my “roots” are in Bosnia!
    Perth is my city,where are you?
    Wow, it’s cool,I am only 1 day older,12th is my birthday!
    You are the best CCU,thanks for lovely wishes!Good luck!
    Cheers!

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    • Hi 😀
      Um I’m pretty sure it’s working – I checked online and on mobile and it is letting me :S
      I’m sorry if it isn’t coming up – could you describe it perhaps, is it blank where the comments box should be?

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  19. This is the first time I’ve actually read about you. How wonderful that you’re in your teens and blogging so successfully. Your color scheme is my favorite as I”m sure you’ve seen when visiting my blog. I’ve toyed with the idea of switching over to wordpress from blogger but am nervous about moving everything. Hopefully by the end of the summer I will have made all the updates and changes I want.

    Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog. Enjoy your last years of high school and I hope you’ll continue blogging when in college. Who knows at the rate you’re going you may have a book published before finishing college.

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  21. libishski says:

    Just a message to say that I love your blog and your recipes. I’m also amazed at how young you are and how much you’ve achieved (well, at least compared to me when I was your age!). Keep up the great work! 🙂

    • That is very sweet of you my friend, thank you so much 😀
      I am glad to hear I get your sweet tooth jogging!
      I really enjoyed and will continue to enjoy your blog!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

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  25. Tisa says:

    I knew you were a kid, but so young and such a maestro baker/ blogger chef extraordinaire- proud to call you blogger friend Uru – simply fantastic!, to tell you the truth my kids love your name and started reading your entertaining posts 🙂

    • I cannot tell the extent of support and happiness I feel from this wonderful comment my friend – the fact that even your children enjoy my blog means so much 🙂
      Thank you for making my day 😀

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  26. Food Stories says:

    I just found your site through another blog and subscribed to your feed. Can’t wait to see what else you’re making!

  27. You have a gorgeous blog–appealing to the eye and the palette! Congrats on all your awards and all of your baking. Really, when we get right down to it, there’s nothing better than a terrific chocolate-chip cookie. 🙂

    • You are too kind my friend thank you very much for so many wonderful comments 🙂
      I also like your attitude 😀 – Nothing beats a chocolate chip cookie for sure!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  28. viveka says:

    Thank you .. for visiting my world – really like your’s – so beautiful .. so I stick around. Feels like home here. Wish you a Happy Easter. Viveka

    • Your words mean a lot my friend, thank you 🙂
      I am thrilled you can feel so comfortable in my chocolate world 😉
      Enjoy 😀

      Cheers and a Happy belated Easter to you as well
      Choc Chip Uru

    • Well I do try to serve as an inspiration… jokes jokes 😛
      I am so happy you like my Nutella love and share it! Enjoy because there is a lot more where that came from 🙂

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  29. Spoon Feast says:

    Are you going to pursue baking or food writing as a career? You have a nice talent. You photos and writing are top notch too.
    I am so glad to have found your lovely blog. Thanks for finding me first!

    • I would really like to but feel interior design and event management as my professional degree would be best 😀
      Thank you so much!
      I love your blog too my friend!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  30. Choc Chip Uru,
    I tried replying to the contact form email address you provided on my website and it was returned to me undeliverable. So, here is my reply I tried to send to you:

    _________________________________________________________

    Dear Choc Chip Uru,

    Thanks for the email and for coming by my site as well!

    Take care,

    Grandma Kat
    XOXOXOXOXO

    _________________________________________________________

    There now I feel better I was able to reply to you. 😉

    You do not have to approve this comment – I really just wanted you to see it. So, if this ends up posted on your site feel free to delete it.

    Thank you,

    Grandma Kat
    XOXOXOXOXO

  31. Rosanna says:

    I LOVE the website design…the colors, the flowers, the photos! (I haven’t had time to go through the recipes yet, but I’m sure they’re delicious!) It’s fantastic that you’re so passionate about food! I wish you all the best!

    • Thank you so much 😀
      I love red and black (no joke :P) and frangipanis have been my favourite flower for a very long time
      I hope you see my passion for food through my posts and enjoy my blog – thanks for visiting 😀

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  32. Hey CCU 🙂 Your blog is so fun- I love it 🙂 You’re pretty darn good at using candy bars in your cakes and bars and cookies… my sweet tooth has been officially turned on! Being young, you are several steps ahead of the game! Awesome work, and good luck finishing up this school year 😀

    • Thank you very much my friend 😀
      I am so glad you are enjoying yourself here! If you want sweet, I guarantee this is the blog to check out 😉
      Thanks for the goodwishes and I hope you have a wonderful year – keep baking 😀

      Cheers
      CCU 😉

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  34. Hi 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the “like”. I’ve been looking through your blog – you’ve done an amazing job! And … you are quite the accomplished baker – the things you bake look awesome! Have a great weekend!

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  36. Cher says:

    Nice to meet you! I have both a 16 & 17 year daughter – the 16 year old spends half her time in culinary school learning to cook and bake. It’s great to see more people your age getting involved in the food world!
    Best wishes!

    • Oh wow that is amazing – your daughter must make you very proud and I must admit I am jealous 🙂
      I wish both your talented daughters all the best in their pursuits, I love your blog and thank you for such kind words!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  37. NerdyBaker says:

    I love that you are so young. My niece is an artist, you can see the “logo” she did for me on my Facebook page or on my Twitter background, and I keep telling her to put herself out there online. The sooner she does it the better and it should help you (and her) get into college, seeing something like this that you are dedicated to with a certain quality of work that you have can bring nothing but good things to you. I also started by randomly searching webblog hosting sites.

    • The logo is beautiful – I am sure your neice could get a lot of publicity this way as well as enjoy and share her beautiful artwork with the world! Before I was just baking. Now I am actually baking for fun and for a goal!
      As for the college idea, I never really thought about it but you are right – this is actually very useful for that 🙂

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

      P.S. Just subscribed to your blog (with my other email :P) – looking forward to your posts!

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