We met in the summer of 2019 under some pretty stressful circumstances as we were all cast to compete against each other in a baking competition. That dynamic changed quickly over our first meal together where we soon became each other’s support network. The group went from a bunch of strangers to kindred spirits as we shared our passion for baking. We got to know the humans behind the aprons. We learned about the experiences and the people that made us the bakers fortunate enough to be picked out of thousands of hopeful bakers across the country. We then quietly realized the only folks we were competing against were ourselves, and our fellow “competitors” became more like teammates that shared each other’s burdens.
Soon after the competition was over we found out how genuine our bond was as we found ourselves texting and calling all the time. Our holiday meal prep dialogue was lit up with excitement, encouragement, and inspiration. No one else cared as much as we did about what we were baking. We hope this collective will show that, although all of us have different styles and come from varied backgrounds, you and every baker will connect with what we do and who we are. Each one of us is amazingly passionate and together we form a synergy. Welcome to the Home Bakers Collective.
Tanya, Carlos, Marissa, Alex, Sally, Bianca, Sarita, Helen, and Dana