Women’s Day Special – Rendezvous with Home Bakers

Victor Hugo has said about women “When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.”

best home bakers delhi ncrAs the Women’s day is approaching near, let’s explore the hearts of women by listening to their experiences on baking the dishes. Some home bakers were interviewed whose experiences reveal that if we have the will to live life fully, life will automatically give us astounding results. By baking the dishes and sweets, the home bakers are not only making their way into the hearts of people , but they are also spreading happiness across the nation through their products, wherever their products reach. So let’s hear their stories and get inspired by their fully happily baked lives.

 

 


Rameet Dang

1: How did baking happened to you?
Ans:Have always been very passionate about cooking and I simply love to treat my friends and family over home made sumptuous food.This is just an extension of what I loved doing.

Rameet Dang - Home Baker2: How did you learn baking?
Ans:I have absolutely no professional backing in this field.Infact,I have never attended a cookery or baking class till now.It’s been a journey of self learning.Though I don’t mind exploring the option to sharpen my culinary skills.

3: How was your first baking experience?
Ans:The first cake that I ever baked,a chocolate one for my family,was a disaster and I was clear in my head that I would never bake again.Baking to me,seemed like some Rocket Science,back then.My husband literally forced me into it, ensuring I kept trying till I got it perfect.Can’t thank him enough for immense support he’s showed.

4: Tell us about your baking venture?
Ans: Dio Cucina, my venture,means GOD’S KITCHEN and I truly believe,it is.Have always maintained that. At Dio Cucina,I try to add a twist and extra edge to each delicacy I make,be it a Dessert,Cake/Tea Cakes or simple sweet treats we make for gift hampers.
The flavours,premium quality ingredients and presentation are my top priority and there is absolutely no compromise on any of the three, whatsoever!I personally feel,serving food is a package as a whole,and your work should justify each of these aspects, including money and faith your client has invested in.

5: What are your signature products?
Ans: Cheesecakes/Jar Cheesecakes,Desserts specially the Nutella Madness is the most hot selling suitable to be a part of any celebration.Have lost the count of how many i have made till now.
Secondly,ofcourse are my non fondant cakes.Gourmet flavoured Tea Cakes are again a huge hit with all my clients and their extended families.They are a regular feature in my everyday baking orders.

6: Where do you get inspiration from, for your designs /creativity?
Ans:I am an artist too-paints and brushes were once my favourite tools before I took to the whisk and the spatula. So it’s only natural,the designs you see are an extension of that.

7: Most Challenging Order till date?
Ans: Can’t exactly say challenging,but yes doing Jar Cheesecakes for bulk orders,is an uphill task to do,since they need to be made as fresh as possible.Once I had to make 200 of these for a single order and the hot and humid weather made things even more challenging.Successfully executed the entire lot,all single handidly,right from putting the ingredients together to all the decorations and packaging.

8: Biggest disaster happened to you on baking & how did you overcome it?
Ans:By God’s grace,it’s not happened till now,fingers crossed.Touchwood!

9: What are your future plans?
Ans:I did not foresee this happening nor did I plan my journey this far.Will just go with the flow. It will be good till it lasts,rest whatever destiny has in store for me,will just take it as it will come.

10: How can a person get started with baking?
Ans:Baking is a simple science.Anyone can do it,provided you know the properties of each ingredient and how their combination works.For starters,try a basic cake recipe and as you start to gain confidence,keep innovating.

11: Any special message to convey to aspiring bakers?
Ans:A Baker/Chef must think like a scientist,plate like an artist and cook like a grandma.This is a simple mantra that I have followed to the core.Never be scared to innovate and experiment.Believe in yourself and stay focused only on your work, keeping all negativity at bay.

12: How someone can contact and place order to you?
Ans: Dio cucina has a Facebook account. Link  has all the details https://www.facebook.com/Dio-Cucina-1541156492843008/.

 


Anubha Patankar

1: How did baking happened to you?
Ans: On my second maternity leave from office, was too bored sitting at home and that is when I started to bake. The first things I tried were Muffins and Cookies browsing the recipes from net.

Anubha Home Baker2: How did you learn baking?
Ans: The basic were much learned through trials and errors, reading through internet recipes and picked up a few books followed by baking courses before launching my institute.

3: How was your first baking experience?
Ans: Baking as an experience was always good, it is and was always a stress buster to me.

4: Tell us about your baking venture?
Ans: Melting Momentz my venture was formed in 2009 and I named it keeping in mind Candles and Chocolates that is what I started with. Candles is what I could never work on. With chocolates it expanded to cookies, cakes, desserts, breads and all what you can think of when it comes to baking. Today Melting Momentz is 9 years Old and and officially full time I have been working 3 years into it. Its an established Baking Institute with a vision to create entrepreneurs. House wives, senior citizens, College students, we get all age groups who come for learning and many of them keen on starting something of there own.
My support with all my students is always there to take them to the next level.

5: What are your signature products?
Ans: Breads – WholewheatFoccacia, Spinach, Mutligrain (Free of chemicals)
Apple Pie, Chocolate Éclair, Baked Cheesecake

6: Where do you get inspiration from, for your designs /creativity?
Ans: Baking and Cooking has always inspired me. Watching Martha Stewart, Laura Vitaar baking has inspired me and I love watching there youtube videos.

7:Most Challenging Order till date?
Ans: It was a fondant cake from a person to her wife, He wanted it to be a dark chocolate cake, we did a Belgium chocolate cake with a dancing doll on the cake as her wife is a Zumba instructor and he wanted to present the same. The cake was very much appreciated and till date the best flavor we did.

8: Biggest disaster happened to you on baking & how did you overcome it?
Ans: It was on the valentine’s day when we were loaded with orders. We had to deliver 20pcs of Chocolate Éclair and was already running late the delivery time. The éclair’s were taken out of the oven early and they all went bad, it was 8, and we again baked the lot and finally the delivery reached at 10. The customer was explained the situation and she very well adjusted and was co-operate enough to understand.

9: What are your future plans?
Ans: Plans for Melting Momentz is to transform it into a complete culinary school along with complete bakery production and deliver the best of quality to the world. To hold corporate events to introduce the public to world of baking.

10: How can a person get started with baking?
Ans: It’s very simple to start with baking, what all you need is oven, spatula, mixing bowl, weighing scale and a good recipe to start with.

11: Any special message to convey to aspiring bakers?
Ans: Never be dishearten with failures, bad bakes. Keep the spirits high, work with patience and everything will come your way !! Cheer and Happy Baking !!

12: How someone can contact and place order to you?
Ans: We can be reached at Melting Momentz – 7507912299 or our fb page can be visited at https://www.facebook.com/MMomentz22
Address: E23, Sushant Lok-1, OppParas Hospital, Gurgaon

 


 

Japji Kaur

1: How did baking happened to you?
Ans:I entered into this sweet world of treats out of a whim . a soup of taste , presentation , eye appeal , enthusiasm , creativity , skill & passion has bought a visionary edge to my hard work .

Japji Home Baker2: How did you learn baking?
Ans: I did diploma in hotel management from y.m.c.a new delhi . and a diploma in cake decoration from ccds new delhi .

3: How was your first baking experience?
Ans:well my first basking experience was at my quite early age … I baked my first cake when I was in 6th standard .. and that was my whim point .

4: Tell us about your baking venture?
Ans: I own an in house bakery with made on order products , by the name “CRISPY RIBBONS “
{address – D- 76 , ajay enclave , near subhash nagar metro station . Contact no . 8130 941699 }

5: What are your signature products?
Ans: we specialize in cakes ( fondant cakes , wedding cakes, whipped cream cakes , birthday cakes , whipped cream cakes) , mousses, cupcakes, brownies, éclairs, profitrolls, pies ,tarts , quiches ,and many more .

6: Where do you get inspiration from, for your designs /creativity?
Ans:well I try to seek the client want to portrait on the cake. Or in what metaphor the client want the cake .. so I try to add up thode elements to my product .

7: Most Challenging Order till date?
Ans: I take up my every order as a challenge and try to win it by winning my clients heart.

8: Biggest disaster happened to you on baking & how did you overcome it?
Ans: ummm .. this happened a few cakes back when I was about to finish up with one of my wedding cakes , I found a big patch of elephant skin on my cake just in the front .. and that heart sinking .. with no time to fill up the dent , I made some lovely roses and placed them on that elephant skin patch . and walah it good to go ..

9: What are your future plans?
Ans: im planning to come up with a nice showroom very soon by next year .

10: How can a person get started with baking?
Ans: just beat all the ingredients of your imagination together , pour , bake and repeat .

11: Any special message to convey to aspiring bakers?
Ans: live love and bake

12: How someone can contact and place order to you?
Ans: CRISPY RIBBONS
Address – D-76 , ajay enclave , near subhash nagar metro station . 110018
Contact no . – 8130941699
Facebook – facebook.com/crispyribbons
Instagram – japji0089

 


 

Ankita Ahuja

1: How did baking happened to you?
Ans: As a child I was always into cooking/baking…and then I did my degree in hotel management and started baking side by side. That’s when I realised that baking was my thing 🙂

Ankita Home Baker2: How did you learn baking?
Ans: I did a few basic courses here and there, but basically tried my hand and started experimenting on baking from home.

3: How was your first baking experience?
Ans: First time experience is always challenging as that’s the teething period, but all in all it was fun.

4: Tell us about your baking venture?
Ans: First I started baking only as a hobby because I loved baking for my family and friends, but slowly as I got to know that I was good enough so I started it professionally.

5: What are your signature products?
Ans: Death by chocolate cake

6: Where do you get inspiration from, for your designs /creativity?
Ans: I get it from everything around me and obviously the internet, haha.

7: Most Challenging Order till date?
Ans: When I got an order from
Virgin Atlantic Airways for Diwali hampers.

8: Biggest disaster happened to you on baking & how did you overcome it?
Ans: Never really had one

9: What are your future plans?
Ans: Future plans are to learn more and more and master in baking.

10: How can a person get started with baking?
Ans: Well, anybody can start baking if you have the interest. If you know the basics about baking then all you need to do is experiment everyday and learn everyday.

11: Any special message to convey to aspiring bakers?
Ans: Go for it guys, it’s amazing !

12: How someone can contact and place order to you ?
Ans: Through Facebook/Instagram/Whatsapp, future plans are to have my company website 🙂

Facebook – www.facebook.com/zuccherobyankitaahuja

Instagram – Zucchero_byankitaahuja

Whatsapp – 9818870372

 


Mona & Lavika

1: How did baking happen to you?
Ans: My mother , Mona Seth, The founder of BAKE ME A CAKE, started her business based out of her home kitchen in 2004solely out of her hobby and love for the art of cooking and baking, She has come a long way from being reluctant in expanding to Me quitting my job as an Auditor with Deloitte and joining hands with her in 2013 and making her a name with “Bake Me A Cake”
Mona and Lavika Home Baker2: How did you learn baking?
Ans: I haven’t taken a single class , I say that proudly.. baking runs in my blood stream .. my mother is my institute , for her it’s been a long journey to make a name with utmost hard work and passion which I have seen since childhood .. can be called inherited passion . Nothing can be better than earning from doing what you thoroughly enjoy and love

3: How was your first baking experience?
Ans: Started baking at the age of 12.. with more than even 40 varieties of dry cakes.. my hands just kept whipping delicious cakes for my grandparents , which made me a young baking queen of the family at a very young age

4: Tell us about your baking venture?
Ans: Bake Me A Cake is about Delicious, homemade, scrumptious, desserts with the freshest of ingredients and straight from our home oven.
We are a home bakery based in West Delhi , Punjabi Bagh.
At Bake Me A Cake your cake is home baked and handcrafted by a mother-Daughter Duo of cake decorators.
We are extremely passionate about our desserts and hope our cakes are enjoyed as much as we love making them.
5: What are your signature products?
Ans: Ummm.. It’s a never ending list.. but still I’ll name a few: Apple & Cinnamon cake, walnut brownie, Victorian sponge cake, red velvet, lemon crust cheese cake, butterscotch cake(this butterscotch sauce is mom’s secret recipe- to die for)

6: Where do you get inspiration from, for your designs /creativity?
Ans: our clients are our inspiration.. clients come up with such innovative ideas for us to implement and we never repeat the same design.. something new, and with a twist everyday !

7: Most Challenging Order till date?
Ans: YUVRAJ SINGH’s order for wife HAZEL KEECH.. last week we were pleasantly surprised by a call from the Yuvraj singh , and from taking the order to execution was very challenging , as Hazel was very particular about the flavour as the cake she ordered originated from South America and she wanted it to be the exact same recipe. Yuvraj gave us a free hand with designing and uploaded pictures on his fb and insta official pages . That was a celebrity moment!

8: Biggest disaster happened to you on baking & how did you overcome it?
Ans:our work has taught us to handle situations beautifully and calmly , so even momentary disasters or nerve wracking situations turn to be in our favour with patience and perseverance..

9: What are your future plans?
Ans: for now we are home bakers. We have a beautiful studio at home, doing good, taking our baby steps. We will cross the bridge as it comes.

10: How can a person get started with baking?
Ans: Start with passion. And there will be no looking back!

11: Any special message to convey to aspiring bakers?
Ans:Do not take it as work. Passion will take you places.

12: How someone can contact and place order to you?
Ans:
Get in touch with us at : 9899881004/ 9811672778
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bakemeacaketeam/
Instagram ID: Bakemeacakebymonalavika

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