Sweet, talented and a die-hard fan of anything girly Tessa Sam is a passionate baker, blogger, cake maker & cookie enthusiast. She is a modern day Betty Crocker and something tells us she’ll be the same household name very soon. If you haven’t been lucky enough to try her perfect Sweet Bake Shop icing or a signature pearl cake you need to get your hands on one as soon as you can. Pour yourself a cup of tea and join us for Coffee & Conversation with Tessa!
TS: I have a serious Old Dutch Ketchup Chips addiction. I can easily eat a whole bag while writing emails or watching tv. So bad, but so good!
LWTL: If you could trade places with anyone for one day who would it be and why?
TS: I’d like to trade places with someone who has nowhere to be and nothing to do — relaxation.
LWTL: Name a woman who inspires you and tell us why?
TS: Peggy Porschen, a pastry chef in London. She manages to run a successful business, bake beautiful sweets, has had multiple books published and is still so humble and kind. Such an inspiration!
TS: It was a baking book called “Gourmet French Macarons” by Mindy Cone.
LWTL: Virtue & Vice?
TS: My virtue is that I’m an absolute perfectionist with my work. Everything has to taste and look as perfect as possible before leaving my kitchen — I really and truly care about every single cookie, cake and cupcake that is ordered. My vice would be that this can cause me to spend a lot more time on little details.
LWTL: If you could offer other women looking for their purpose or “dream job” a piece of advice what would it be?
TS: Find something that you’re incredibly passionate about or that makes you happy and pursue it. Make it work for you. Talk to people, ask for advice, find a mentor if you can. Practice, practice, practice. Expect hard work, because nothing worth having comes without it.
TS: Balancing my work with my personal life has been challenging because I’ve been busy, and it’s ongoing. Sometimes I just need to remind myself to go to lunch with a friend or walk my dog on the seawall, because the last thing I want is to be the little old lady with a house full of pretty cakes and no one to share them with. Life outside of work is important!
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