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Tamara Jane (Patissier)

Tamara Jane is a passionate baker whose love of all things cake can be seen in her gorgeous cupcakes and specialty cake making. Tamara is the owner and creative patisserie chef of Tempt, a designer cupcake shop in the beautiful Old Bank Arcade on Lambton Quay in Wellington.

Although a relative newcomer to New Zealand, it hasn't taken her long to make her mark on the industry here. Tamara's book, Divine Cupcakes: A Book of Temptation, is now in its fourth reprint and was the winner of the New Zealand Gourmand Cookbook awards in the Dessert section. She also runs cupcake classes for those who wish to learn some of the techniques in decoration and cake making.

Tamara Jane and her partner have three kids, Maddie, Dani and Max. Add being a mum to the of running the business and cooking classes, it all keeps her on her toes and on the go at a crazy pace few of us could  keep up with.

Tempt can be found at 233 Lambton Quay Wellington or at