I would like to take this time to tell you about my journey as a baker. It began even before my time. It began with my parents, Peter and Tanya.
My father and mother were immigrants, born and raised in Ukraine. Shortly after marriage, they began to venture out into the world of entrepreneurial endeavors. Despite unfavorable circumstances, they opened a small baking business making European wafers. Upon immigrating to the United States, the land of opportunity, my mother continued to evolve her baking skills. I recall watching her sculpting different components together, one after another, until... VOILA- a beautiful wedding cake! My mother began to cater various events- parties and weddings. She always had a wide assortment of desserts, each one of them unique, beautiful and delicious.
When I was a child, I loved tasting the creams and eating the yummy goodness. As I watched and learned from the most talented baker I know, I began to notice that I was developing a passion for this craft. I decided to step out of my comfort zone and began to bake as well. My mother mentored me by sharing her experience when we baked together for events. This created opportunities for me to learn and develop my skills. My mother has been a devoted teacher and the source of my creativity. She is the reason for what I have accomplished to date.
Mom, I am grateful to you for passing on your passion and expertise to me. You are my biggest inspiration and the reason for this season of my life. I love you very much.
From these beginnings came was is known today as Tanya's Pastry Shop, with our growing bakery located in the Lancaster Marketplace at 2084 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster. From finding baking space to now having our own bakery location in Lancaster where customers can watch and see as we make a wide variety of European pastries. It's been a wonderful journey thus far!
Thank you for helping us become one of the top bakeries in Lancaster, PA.