Hello! I'm Tamsin, founder of Bakester - the culmination of my lifelong love affair with baking.
I discovered my passion for all things sweet very early on - somewhere in-between watching my mum rustle up bakes in our kitchen, receiving my first cookbook aged 5 (which I still have to this day), and being awe-struck at the sight of dessert trolleys in London hotels. What started as my childhood hobby, quickly grew into a side-hustle during my 20s, as I established home baking businesses alongside my day job in finance. In 2017, I decided to explore becoming a professional pastry chef journey - firstly with a short-course at Westminster Kingsway College and later at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu, graduating with a Diplôme de Pâtisserie in 2020.
Since then, I have immersed herself in the world of pastry by gaining work experience in 5* hotels and independent bakeries (such as Miel Bakery and The Connaught Patisserie), continuing to serve clients with bespoke bakes, and founding "BakesterBox", a brand dedicated to providing scratch baking kits that allow aspiring bakers to create delicious masterpieces from the comfort of their own kitchens.
Now, I have decided to consolidate my ventures into Bakester, which some may describe as a "passion project".
Bakester is a haven for baking enthusiasts and my mission to make great baking accessible to all. I want people up and down the country to be able to create, taste and indulge in the most delicious bakes made with fabulous ingredients.
CREATE - Create baking masterpieces at home with our scratch baking kits. We understand that baking from scratch can seem quite a daunting task - gathering all the ingredients, having the baking equipment and finding the time! We're here to transform your home baking experience, making it hassle-free, more enjoyable all whilst ensuring you end up with the most delicious cakes, bakes and patisserie.
INDULGE - Indulge in my brilliant bakes at your next gathering or cosy night in. From celebration cakes to choux buns, I am at your service to create bespoke bakes and sweet menus to delight your taste buds!