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Hi, I'm Tanya!

I'm the owner of Special Treats by Tanya. I’m a self-taught baker who loves to create all things using sugar as my medium. I am of Hispanic descent born in Massachusetts but relocated to Florida in 2005 (technically I’m now a Floridian). I’ve been married for 18 years to my husband Alex, with whom I share two beautiful children with Hayden and London.

the owner of Special Treats by Tanya
My Story

The Secret Ingredient In Baking Is Always Love

My passion for baking started as a young child when I used to bake pies and cakes with my mother. My mother instilled a strong work ethic within me and taught me to take care of myself no matter where life took me. This work ethic helped to cultivate my desire to become a nurse. 

Over the last 20 years, I have enjoyed being a nurse specializing in pediatrics. Throughout my nursing career, I would look for ways to have a creative outlet and cake won every time. I would make cakes and treats to bring to my co-workers and they loved them. 

From this humble start, I dreamed of having my own business but the thought of it frightened me. In 2015, with the support of my husband, I decided to take a leap of faith, and Special Treats by Tanya was born. 

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