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Holi Cakes

Cakes to Order this Holi for a Sweeter Celebration

by Akhileshwari Anand Raj Holi is a widely celebrated festival in India, with children and adults alike out on the streets! With the festival of colours approaching, we know that you would want to celebrate with some sweet treats. This festival is known for a lot of its delicacies, typically available only in February and...

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Annaprasanna Topper Tutorial

Annaprasana Toppers Tutorial by Sindhu (Sindhu’s Eats n Treats)

By Akhileshwari Anand Raj Theme cakes are always in trend, and cupcakes and toppers are now the new way to portray it. Here is a tutorial by Sindhura (Sindhu) Vasudev of her Annaprasana theme toppers. These can be placed on cupcakes as well as cakes itself, depending on what you would like. Sindhu runs a...

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How To Use Fresh Flowers on Cakes

By Akhileshwari Anand Raj Flowers have always been a beautiful way to add elegance and character to anything that needs decoration. Cakes, often wedding cakes, have been adorned with flowers. If you are baking a cake at home and need to figure out safe practices to use fresh flowers on your cake, this is the...

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Valentine's Day Desserts

Gifting Ideas for Valentine’s Day

by Akhileshwari Anand Raj February is the month of love, and you can celebrate a week full of days leading up to Valentine’s Day. Finding the best way to shower your valentine with love might be hard, and that is why we are here. Whoever you want to gift a little something to will enjoy...

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In Conversation with Tina Parashar: The Incredible Indian Welcome Collaboration

by Akhileshwari Anand Raj   Tina Scott Parashar is a multi-award winning cake artist who has been recognized by her peers at the national and international levels. She has been named as one of the Top 10 Cake Artists in India for 2017 and 2018 by Cake Masters Magazine, UK. She has won multiple Gold...

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The Great Bengaluru Bake Show 2020: The Winners Speak!

by Akhileshwari Anand Raj   The Great Bengaluru Bake Show was held on January 18th, 2020, with a footfall of over 600 baking enthusiasts. Over 120 bakers of the city participated in the cake competition which was held across 6 categories. In this article, we have featured several of the winners and runners up of...

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Women Baking Entrepreneurs: Government Schemes

by Akhileshwari Anand Raj   With the rise of the home baking industry across India, we have seen more and more women engaging in business activities. This includes homemakers who have a business or women who pursue it as a side hustle. Overall, baking has been a truly empowering sector for women. The popularity of...

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A Chat with Joonie Tan

by Akhileshwari Anand Raj   Joonie Tan is a pastry artist based in Bangalore. She’s the owner of 180 Degree Celsius and a faculty member at the Lavonne Academy of Baking Science and Pastry Arts. She’s famously known for her beautiful wedding cakes and her royal icing work. Her teaching has helped hundreds of people...

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Home Baker Stories – Pinkle Sachdev

– By Akhileshwari Anand Raj   Pinkle Sachdev is a Hyderabad based home baker, and her venture is Pinklucious Baker. She specializes exclusively in eggless goodies. She generally stays away from using fondant in her cakes and tries to use white chocolate coloured ganache instead wherever possible. Her endeavour is to bake cakes and other...

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Home Baker Stories – Anupama Darshan

– By Akhileshwari Anand Raj Anupama Darshan is a cake artist from Bangalore. She runs a home-based baking business called “Oven Delicacies”, and specializes in theme-based customized cakes. She has been baking for over a year now and has created more than 100 cakes in this short duration. Her creations are unique, artistic and customized...

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A Guide for Customers into the World of Custom Cakes

– By Akhileshwari Anand Raj   With social media making the world smaller than ever, bakers themselves have a hard time keeping up with the trends in the cake & bake industry. I can only imagine how confused a customer must be when he or she hears words like couverture chocolate and fondant draping. Since...

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Home Baker Stories – Basabi Sarkar

– By Akhileshwari Anand Raj Basabi Sarkar is a homemaker and home baker from Bangalore. She runs her home bakery called Basabi’s Kitchen. Basabi is one who has always had the drive to do something for herself – just so that she can showcase her creativity, and in the process, also earn money and stand...

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Home Baker Stories – Sarah Zia

– By Akhileshwari Anand Raj Sarah Zia is a home baker from Kochi, with her specialty goodies including cupcakes and cakesicles. Her business is Fluff in a Cup, and she spends her time in between Kochi and Ahmedabad. Her cakesicles have made it to the cover page of a Malayalam magazine called Vanitha, and she...

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Home Baker Stories – Tanya Naraine

– By Akhileshwari Anand Raj Sheri Tanya Naraine is a 41 year old from New York. She moved to India with her husband and 3 children. She currently lives in Bangalore and runs her home baking business here. She’s a stay at home mom who just so happened to find a niche in cake baking...

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pooja lakhotia

Chat with Pooja Lakhotia

-By Akhileshwari Anand Raj   Pooja Lakhotia is the founder of Choc-O-Lock Culinary Art. She runs exclusively eggless baking workshops and teaches various goodies. These include cakes, souffles, puddings, brownies, and even loaves of bread and doughnuts. She is one of the many women who successfully run their business while raising their children, and this...

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