Our Bakers

TAG Truffles and Hand-Crafted Goodness

Thomas G. Adams (TAG) started making and baking candies and tasty treats at an early age with his mother Betty, who was self-taught. Through instinct she perfected her signature Betty’s Buns cinnamon rolls, which eventually earned her the Best of Iowa award at the Iowa State Fair.

When job hunting several years ago, Thomas landed a position with a catering company that opened the door for him to learn even more about creative culinary eats for parties and get togethers for a dozen to a thousand. He was introduced to candy making soon after and mastered how to hand-roll truffles.

A growing number of TAG fans now enjoy all our products and their decadent flavors, with new treats always in development.

Delectable Dough Baking Co

The story of Delectable Dough Baking Company began many years ago. I think you could safely say it started from a young girl’s passion, after experiencing her first baking class. That young girl was me. I loved creating new recipes and trying them out on my family and friends. My father encouraged me to recreate my Bobba’s strudel recipe. Bakers of that generation usually didn’t write down their recipes, so it took many hours of experimentation to perfect.  One day, my dad said “Jodie, that’s it! You finally did it.” And so, The Strudel Lady” was born.


Sam’s Vegan Kitchen

Samantha Buettner’s baking journey began at a young age, watching her mother and other family members cook and bake in the kitchen. She went from box mixes to creating from scratch desserts, cupcakes and cakes. After developing health issues, Sam transitioned to a plant-based diet and vegan life- style. The love of good food that you can feel good about eating, is something that drives Sam to continue to create new flavors and treats. Sam’s Vegan Kitchen would not be what it is today without the love and support from friends, family and customers.

The Tipsy Goat

Pastry chefs Emily Lamb and Mallory Newbern met in culinary school in the baking and pastry arts program at Forest Park Community College. After graduation they each acquired jobs in the industry, and discovered the joy of macarons. They had a vision of opening a specialty bakery focusing on handcrafted macarons made from fresh, local, and unique ingredients, and sharing them with their beloved community. After endless conversations, much deliberation, and a lot of wine, they decided to follow their dreams. Now going on two years of business, The Tipsy Goat has been featured in Feast Magazine, St. Louis magazine, The St. Louis Post Dispatch, and has been featured on Show Me St. Louis.

First Choice Bakery

First Choice Bakery is a product of the long history of a family that simply loves baking. Monica Schleusner fell in love with baking at a tender age and has since developed a passion to create the best quality baked products. Her son, Dante, who works closely with her, started baking at age 5. He has since garnered a wealth of experience working 11 years with restaurants.

Through our specials, we bring you a delicious taste of Peru. Peru is well known for great dishes; they’re serial winners of the World’s Best Culinary Destination in contests organized by the World Travel Awards since 2012.

Spoil Me Sweetly

Pastry Chef Abby Benz has been the owner and operator of Spoil Me Sweetly for the past 6 years. Abby is professionally trained in both Pastry and Culinary Arts and has worked full-time at some of St.Louis’ top restaurants including Sugarfire Smokehouse and Jilly’s Cupcake Bar. Throughout the past 6 years, Abby has built Spoil Me Sweetly into a much desired brand for celebration cakes, cupcakes and wedding cakes. With dozens of cakes being produced monthly out of her home, Spoil Me Sweetly soon required a commissary space to house the beautiful cake creations made by Abby and Spoil Me Sweetly. Abby looks forward to expanding her business through her work with The Bakers Hub and becoming a brand name in the homes of St.Louis residents; putting cakes on the table for their most special life celebrations.

Patty’s Cheesecakes

Pat Upchurch has a deep love for baking and cooking & enjoys sharing it with others. She learned to cook from her culinary trained and certified chef Dad. The love and passion started at his side on a small step ladder. With the urging and prompting of love ones, she ventured out to begin a personal chef food business. Several years later she started Patty’s Cheesecakes using her grandmother’s best cheesecake recipe. She is honoring and continuing her grandmother and dad’s legacy. She is making and sharing cheesecake & desserts with you.

Patty’s hand-made products start with high quality ingredients and are made into delectable desserts. Perfect for any occasion – special events, holidays, birthdays, parties, showers, weddings, meetings, or simply as a special ending to a meal. With four categories of flavors: regular, featured, specialty and seasonal; there is a sure favorite flavor for everyone.

It’s Easy As Pie

In fall 2012, Cindy Grunik founded It’s Easy As Pie, with the premise of making and delivering fresh, home-made pies to customers within the St. Louis community. With delicious pies covering the entire spectrum from sweet to savory scale, there’s a pie for everyone. It’s Easy As Pie is known for custom finishes, flavors, and presentations.

Cindy’s origins are farm-to-table, where they grew it, raised it, pickled and canned it, truly “preserving” a lifelong love of both food and the food experience. After studying cooking in Paris, she worked in catering, but her best teacher by far was her mother, Lucie. Cindy’s recipe for creating dishes of flavor and memorable food experiences includes a solid classic cooking foundation paired with a creative, relaxed approach in the kitchen.

Now six years and many pies later, It’s Easy As Pie has tripled its wedding clients as a preferred baker for a number of venues, ships nationwide on Goldbelly, and will soon introduce cooking classes at The Bakers Hub.