Hello and welcome! I’m Tessa and I’m a baker, as well as the owner of Sweet Bake Shop. We are a boutique baking business, creating dainty and delicious desserts for the sweetest of occasions, and are located in a private kitchen in Vancouver, B.C. Our storefront location will be opening in Yaletown in downtown Vancouver in the Summer of 2014, and we couldn’t be more thrilled!

How it all started…

My love affair with dessert started early. Ever since helping my mom make a batch of gingerbread men when I was 3, I knew I had fallen in love with baking. I’m incredibly passionate about it, as well as cake design and just about anything that looks like it should be eaten while wearing little lace gloves. I find myself drawn to pretty, feminine things like bows, frills and polka-dots as well as almost anything floral or vintage and that girly style usually comes out in what I bake.

I left my job in broadcasting in 2008 not knowing what I would end up doing career-wise, only to find myself working in a bakery and doing what I loved most – baking. Years of practice and some training at the Peggy Porschen Academy in London, U.K. eventually led me to start my own boutique dessert company, and I’ve never been happier!

Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Tessa xo