Hello! I'm Tamsin, pastry chef and 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 sitting and watching my mum create the most amazing bakes in the 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 successful home baking businesses alongside my day job in finance. In 2017, I decided to embarked on my professional pastry chef journey, first with a short-course at Westminster Kingsway College and later continuing my culinary education 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 11 Cadogan Gardens, Miel Bakery and The Connaught Patisserie), continuing to serve private 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.
Bakester is a haven for baking enthusiasts seeking inspiration, guidance, and extraordinary flavours.
I have combined my professional pastry chef expertise, love for bespoke creations, 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.
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!
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.
INSPIRE - Looking to expand your business with tastier cake offerings? Bakester is here to help you with recipe development, costings, wholesale suppliers, display options and everything in between to make sure your café, coffee shop or restaurant is reaching its full potential when it comes to all things sweet!
Join us at Bakester and embark on a culinary journey where childhood dreams, professional training, and a genuine passion for baking unite. Indulge in our bespoke cakes, discover the joy of scratch baking with our kits, and experience a world of flavours and creativity that will delight your taste buds.