I’m Eva-Maria, a 26 year-old girl from a small village between the city of Bonn and Cologne in Germany. I first came into contact with the English language and culture at the age of 5 when new neighbours from Ireland moved across the street and their daughter Janice and I became best friends. Later on, English was one of my favourite subjects at school and I had the possibility to participate in an exchange programme to South Carolina and to visit New York and Washington, D.C.

After I had finished school, I became a student of English Studies at Bonn university and I did my main studies in English literature and culture, particularly in the fields of medieval English where I got to know ‚the father of English literature‘: Geoffrey Chaucer 🙂

I’m currently a student of the master’s programme ‚Medieval Studies‘ and I’m working at an ad agency called intention. Besides my studies and work I love to cook and bake and to try new recipies from all over the world. Furthermore, I like being creative, like sewing, crafting or just decorating.

Maybe you’re wondering about the blog’s name? ‚Queen and Cakes‘ is based on Queen Cakes, the sweet little cakes people eat at afternoon tea, and is related to my first English (or better Irish) recipe I ever tried. I got this recipe from Mary, our Irish neighbour and it was the starting point of my career as a hobby baker 😉 Furthermore, the blog’s name reflects my interests in a perfect way: English culture and the passion for baking.