Hi there, I’m Karyn!

Let me take a minute to introduce myself.

Karyn Granrud - Auther, photographer, Blogger at #DietersDownfall

I’m Karyn, the baker and photographer here at Dieter’s Downfall. You can find me on InstagramTwitter and Pinterest.

I’m also a Mom, Wife, Daughter, Friend, and animal wrangler.  I’m the school bus driver, the cook, the house cleaner, the laundry gal, the spider/stink-bug catcher, the CEO of our home, the photographer, the composer,  the blogger, the baker, and I’d love to learn how to be the candle stick maker.

Let’s face it, I’m busy!

I have enjoyed making fun, quick, and semi-homemade treats on Pint Sized Baker, but I have really enjoyed pushing my baking skills and really enjoying the rewards of fresh breads, pastries, and pies.

On Dieter’s Downfall, we’ll make a wonderful dessert over three days. My breakdown is intended for busy people who really, really want to make a stunning dessert for a dinner party, but feel like they can’t because of time.

Here, at Dieter’s Downfall, I’ll break down the dessert into easy steps that can be made a few days in advance and then show you how to put it all together for your event.

There will be minimal pre-made ingredients here. I’m going to do my best to make it all from scratch to avoid all the extra “stuff” that is added to store bought bread, frozen pie crusts, and canned goods.

I hope you join me on this journey to bake better and make your friends say… “Yeah, I’d cheat on my diet for that”!

I’m very proud to say that my work has been featured at

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