Meet owner of Something Sweet Custom baking company Tebbie O. She’s bakes up a storm in the kitchen and has made a business out of it.
When did you start baking?
I started baking with my best friend Michelle Sharp when were in our early teens, i’d say around 13.
Did you take a lessons to enhance your skills?
Yes I went to a local culinary school in Gaborone & took a cake decorating class.
When did you decide to start baking professionally?
I decided to profit from my hobby mid 2011 but took it seriously beginning of this year; 2012.
What are the biggest fails you’ve had in the kitchen?
Oh goodness, the biggest recurrent fails I have in the kitchen is when the baked produce doesn’t come out right. You know what means; starting all over again!
What are you still trying to learn baking wise?
What I am currently trying to learn is pastry. I want to be able to produce croissants, pies, jam tarts, simply delicious treats. I am also trying to learn all my recipes to perfection. I believe that one must know their product thoroughly.
What’s your favorite food for you to bake/cook?
This isn’t considered cooking but I love to make sandwiches! A sandwich can cure your hunger growls for sure if made to be surely filling, and what I love to bake, hmm, that’s quite hard to say but to narrow it down, I love to bake Rich Chocolate cake.
What drives your passion for baking?
The fact that I enjoy what I do is enough to drive me in my passion for baking. I find it easy, I love sweet things & treats like brownies and cookies are seen as “comfort”food. So when I bake, I find it as my own world I can unwind to and have something that excites my taste buds.