Hi, I’m Kelli and this is Confections & Coffee!

What makes Confections & Coffee different?

My website has two things I haven’t been able to find yet in an online presence. 

  1. Recipes that can be easily substituted. I.e. replace butter with a dairy-free option, replace eggs, make it gluten free, make it vegan. I believe that everyone should be able to make recipes that fit their dietary needs, and I also believe it doesn’t have to be that difficult. 
  2. Recipes that are just plain easy. The internet is saturated with complex, overly complicated recipes that just don’t cut it for me, and I’ve got some of the most delicious classic recipes that anyone can learn, even if you’re just starting out! I want to help you learn how to bake something and be proud of it!

The Reason I Started Confections & Coffee:

I started this blog in 2012 to create a space that documented my culinary journey. My love for baking and cooking has grown exponentially ever since. I took a brief hiatus to attend graduate school from 2018-2020, but I’m back with a brand new look and brand new content.

The Reason For My Blog Name:

My love for coffee goes way back to spending weekend mornings with my grandparents. They would make me Kelli-coffee and would sit together watching morning TV shows. Kelli-coffee wasn’t much other than milk, sugar, and a splash of cold coffee, but it’s a memory that is deep and meaningful to me. Over the years, the experience of drinking coffee has and will always bring me great joy. I look forward to making a cup of coffee every morning, and even during the hard times it might be the only think I look forward to. There will always be feelings of love and nostalgia when it comes to drinking coffee, and it will always be a part of who I am!

My blog used to be called Culinary Adventures, which was also featured in a magazine every other week, and the need for an internet presence was not as strong. When I decided that I wanted to put more effort into my blog, I knew I needed a more unique and personal name that fit who I am and what I did. Confections? Check. Coffee? Check.  

To Sum It Up:

I run this blog to share with others the techniques and tools I use in every day baking and cooking and I hope to one day accomplish my goal of opening a bakery. Until then I will bake with the passion I was born with and share it with others. Oh, and I’ll definitely be taking coffee breaks. 

Let’s Connect!


  1. Hi! Nice to \”meet you\”! Stopping by from the SITS girls hop. Love the pics, especially your dog! 🙂 I like how you share the reason for starting your blog too. Have you thought about adding something in your about section about your love for coffee, or where you came up with your blog name? Have a great day!!

  2. Kelli at Confections + Coffee says:

    That's a great idea! Thanks for the advice!

  3. Stopping by from SITS girls. It looks like you were right ahead of me and I didn't realize it until after I read your email and read the Blogtober instructions again 🙂 I love the photos because who doesn't love seeing the creator behind the website. I also like that you added why you started the blog. As a designer myself, I would love to know what you're doing with the design degree, or why you decided to focus on food instead of design, or how you take design and you use it in your food. I also suggest that you put the reason for starting your blog at the top, followed by the photos because I think it's important information. Hope this helps!

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  5. Oh, one other thing I forgot to mention. I wanted to follow you on social media, but couldn't find any links. Put your social media links out there! Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram…you get it 🙂

  6. Anonymous says:

    Yes! Thanks for the input! Sometimes you don't think of those things! Silly!

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