It’s hard to believe that after only four years we have outgrown a bakery that seemed so big in comparison to the little home kitchen we used to work in. It was a big step to move from our home to a business premises, and now we are taking the next big step.

When we moved into our Montague Gardens Bakery there were only 6 of us. Over the years we have grown, adding valuable members to our “bakery family” and today our family has grown to 18 and we are bursting at the seams in our current bakery.

It was clear we needed to find a new home and after a successful poll Milnerton/Tableview came out tops and so the hunt began for the perfect home. We looked at many options but the minute we walked into the Milpark premises we knew we had found the perfect home. Easily accessible off Koeberg Road it gave us the best of both worlds, a factory space to bake lots of yummy cakes from but also a retail element where you will be able to grab a cup of coffee and a cupcake. We will be part of an exiting redevelopment of Milpark and won’t divulge much more than to say it is going to be simply A-MA-ZING! The new premises is close to 500 sqm and will boast a trendy retail space, where you will still be able to smell the aroma of yummy cakes baking fresh in the oven. We will also have a cake tasting and consulting room where you will be able to sit and chat to our cake designers about the perfect show stopper at your next event. We have plenty of surprises in store for you at our new bakery and we cannot wait to welcome you into the new space in March 2017.

Of course none of this would have been possible without the amazing support we have received over the years from our customers, some of whom have become friends of ours and shared in our lives and ups and downs the last few years. We cannot begin to thank you enough, you have made our dreams come true.

Keep your eyes on our social media platforms as we share this journey and dream with you over the next few months.

Much Love

Tessa, George, Des & Annie



Witches wander in the Street
Ghosts and Goblins, Trick or Treat
Give me something sweet to eat
Give me some of Tessa’s treats
Give me chocolate, give me cake 
Give me something sweet to take

Looking for a themed cake for a special occasion? Drop us a mail at and we will whip up a quote to make your wildest (cake) wishes come true!

You now have the option to add a topper to your online cake order or pop into our store and select from our display.

Can’t find what you looking for? We can design a personalised topper for you, simply email or call us with your requirements!

They are a daughter’s first love, a son’s first hero, they make socks and sandals look cool and although we won’t admit it we love their dad jokes. Let’s admit it, our dads are pretty cool, so spoil them this Father’s Day with our range of cakes – whiskey, cookie dough, coffee and doughnuts, waffles, bacon and maple syrup – we have you covered.


Mothers believe in us more than we believe in ourselves, do more for us than they do for themselves, worry about us more than we realise, value us more than anything else in the world, give us more than they can afford, love us more than anyone else can, and matter more than words can express.


This Mother’s Day show your appreciation with the perfect range of sweet delights to spoil mom, the person who can take the place of everyone but whose place no else can take.


Easter is such a fun holiday, especially with little ones hopping around the garden in search of treasures hidden by the Easter Bunny, their shrieks of excitement filling the air as their Easter baskets become fuller and fuller. It’s a day for family fun, for feasts and festivities, and the perfect time to decorate the house with bunnies and eggs.

We dusted off our Easter decorations and came up with a stunning range of cakes and treats that you can share with your family this Easter. Whether you are hosting an intimate lunch with your nearest and dearest, or a neighbourhood Easter Egg Hunt, we’ve got everything you will need to make the day a memorable one. From a decadent chocolate blueberry speckled egg cake, the Easter Bunny’s favourite carrot cake to our secret surprise piñata ruffle cake, our cakes are more than just eye candy for the table, they taste as good as they look!

We also have cupcakes and cookies for the little ones, who will sure have worked up an appetite during their Easter Egg Hunt, so be sure to hop on over to our Easter range and place your order for an eggcelent, eggciting and memorable Easter!

We hope you have a hopping happy Easter from all of us at Tessa’s.

Tessa x

… and Cupcakes!

This Valentine’s Day we offered a delightful and fun range of cupcakes, cookies and cakes for all our loved up customers and their sweethearts, but by far the biggest hit was our Love Box filled with two of every treat to share with your Sweet Valentine. Our staff were feeling the love too and all came dressed up for the occasion ready to spread the love!

But always remember every day should be Valentine’s Day and you can pop by our store to buy a cupcake or a sweet treat for your loved one on every other day of the year too!

We hope you had the sweetest Valentine’s Day and look forward to spoiling your loved ones next year again!

Tessa x

It’s that time of year again when the shops are buzzing, lights are twinkling, trees are glittering and carols fill the air. Christmas now surrounds us, and happiness is everywhere. With less than a week to go until Santa visits our homes we thought we’d let you know that we have the perfect treats for your Christmas table and even some cookies for the big guy himself. To order simply visit our online store or give us a call!

From all of us at Tessa’s Bakery we want to wish you a joyous festive season filled with happy memories that will last a lifetime.

National Women’s Day on 9th August commemorated the national march of women on this day in 1956 to petition against legislation that required African persons to carry a “pass”. The women sang a protest song Wathint’Abafazi Wathint’imbokodo! “You strike a woman, You strike a rock” which has come to represent women’s courage and strength in South Africa. During the month of August we get to celebrate and honour the amazing women in our lives, their strength, courage, commitment and love.

A strong woman is a gift to the world, and each of us have those special women in our lives who inspire us, guide us and love us beyond measure. Whether it’s your mother, grandmother, sister, aunt or mother in law, these women’s strength continue to shape our lives.

As part of our Women’s Day celebrations we held a competition and asked our fans to tell us about the women in their lives that inspire them. Reading each post warmed our hearts and as we knew it would be, it was impossible to single out just one. A random draw chose Jacques Naude as the prize winner but in a twist that left us all in tears, Jacques asked that we give his prize to a special little girl Alexis.

Alexis’s sister Jeandre entered the competition with the following entry:

“My inspiration is my 4 year old sister Alexis, who was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma cancer earlier this year. Through everything that little body has gone through, from chemo to surgery, she ALWAYS has a smile on her face. Brave little girl, fighter and my inspiration…”

The Alexis HOPE Foundation is a registered Non Profit Organisation, and was established to raise awareness about childhood cancer. Please follow and support this brave, beautiful girl’s journey.

Alexis came to the bakery with her sister to collect her prize and we got to meet this sweet little girl who keeps smiling through multiple surgeries and chemotherapy. Alexis you have inspired us to always keep smiling no matter what.

To each and every women, Happy Women’s Day/Month, you are all phenomenal.