Hello! I'm Tamsin, founder of BakesterBox and proud owner of one massive sweet tooth. I'm from London, and used to work in the investment management industry whilst moonlight as a cake-maker. I finally decided to ditch the full-time finance job a few years ago in order to realise my dreams of becoming a pastry chef.
As a child, I used to sit in the kitchen and watch my mum bake (and cook, in general!), which is where I caught the baking bug. I received my first cookbook at the tender age of 5 and still have it to this day.
Having baked as a hobby throughout my childhood and teens, I began to sell cakes as a side business after university, and finally started to dabble with the idea of professional training in 2017. I enrolled in an evening baking and patisserie course at Westminster Kingsway College, and having absolutely loved all 10 weeks of it, went on to complete a full 9-month patisserie diploma at Le Cordon Bleu.
Since then, I have gained work experience at The Connaught Patisserie, Miel Bakery, Bridge Baker and 11 Cadogan Gardens, and continue to sell bespoke cake and desserts online to private and corporate clients.