The Sassy Pair

Origins of TSP

The idea behind TSP has been in the works for many years. It began when we bonded over our mutual love of food, recipes, and more specifically, baking. During the years we spent together attending RIT in upstate New York, we constantly joked about opening a bakery together and spending all of our time making delicious treats. This dream eventually evolved into the more realistic idea of starting a baking blog as way to share recipes, practice food photography, and do more baking.

TSP is meant to be a place for bakers of all ages and experience levels to come for tips, new recipes, and inspiration. While we both have years of baking experience, we have no formal training, which is what makes us so relatable. For that reason, our primary goal is to help people learn baking basics and overcome any fears or insecurities that they may have about getting started. We feature a wide variety of recipes as well as “How To” articles designed to increase baking knowledge. We hope you enjoy TSP and find your own baking niche!

Meet the Two Halves of the Pair

Hey there, my name’s Vasili!

I began baking when I could climb onto the counter and reach the baking powder on the top shelf. While all my friends were getting the newest gaming console for Christmas, I was getting a new kitchen gadget. Over the years I became known as “that friend” – everyone would want to come over to my house because they knew I would have something baked for them.

I grew up in upstate New York, and have spent my entire life there. However, now, I live in San Francisco, California, and work in the Bay Area at a tech company as a software engineer (shocking, I know). When I’m not baking or practicing photography, I can be found watching Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, or Top Chef.

Feel free to follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!

Hey everyone, my name is Britta!

I can’t remember a time that I didn’t love to bake. As a kid I was the proud owner of a hot pink Easy-Bake-Oven that was my prized possession for several years. When I outgrew the machine and it’s prepackaged mixes, I learned how to follow a real recipe. After that, friends began to assume that I would bring baked treats to every event that I attended. Finally, after graduating college I acquired my new my prized possession – a KitchenAid!

I lived the first decades of my life in upstate NY, but eventually escaped the frigid winters that seem to last all year. I now live in Phoenix, where I am lucky enough to enjoy 300 days of sunshine per year and never have to dig my car out of a snowbank. I work at an interactive design agency, volunteer at the local animal shelter, play in a beach volleyball league, and travel the world every time I get the chance.

Find me on Instagram to follow my adventures!