Education is the most powerful weaponwhich you can use to change the world. (2)

Goa beckons, and we are highly excited about it! Come June and we are having two workshops lined up in the beautiful Goan city of Margao.   June 1st to 3rd: Fondant figures workshop, June 4th: Topsy turvy cake demo workshop So my dear Goan friends, what are you waiting for? Say AYE if you are keen on attending my workshops, and do buzz me on my phone number to register or for more details. Goa, here I come!!!Read More →

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One of the best things that happens to you, is getting acknowledged for the work you do. Here’s a snippet from a feature on me on Money View. “You won’t make much money when you grow up, you will depend on your husband’s income.” These wise words came from a one-book palmist that was my older brother, all of 18 years old, and the 13 year old that I was, believed him. Strangely enough, I believed him for a long time. Till the day came, when I grew up, and no longer believed that story.   To read the full story, click here.Read More →

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Turning 40! Another milestone cake. Client called me up to make a custom cake for her husband who was turning 40. Amongst the other things she told me that had to be there on the cake, was a figurine of him, and her two sons sitting on their lounge sofa, watching television.   The bottle of scotch was in modeling chocolate and so were the pieces of chicken on one side of the cake. The number plates of their previous and present cars and the iphone are in fondant. The Zee logo is a sugar print, and hand cut. The taglines are handpainted. This wasRead More →

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This one has been adapted from Veena Azmanov’s recipe. Having tried her recipe a few times before, I did run into some major issues with adaptability of the fondant, and rolling it thin. One other major issue was the smell of gelatin despite using clear vanilla essence. These two things I have managed to iron out in my current recipe. It omits the meringue powder since it is not easily available here and neither are pasteurised eggs available here in India. The only issue I had with this fondant is that you can roll it extremely thin, which makes it kind of translucent. I wishRead More →

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The French Connection! It’s all about the beauty, the romance, the dreaminess of being in Paris. (Although for me it is pretty much imagined, for never actually having been there.) I got to live a little bit of the romance, the pastels, the soft violins in the background as I made this cake for Tiara’s 14th birthday! It wasn’t so much just about the cake, I was zapped when I reached her home to deliver the cake. Her whole house was done up in Parisian style! Everything looked so amazing! framed images of Eiffel tower adorned the wall. Tea lights and rice lights! A perfectRead More →

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Fondant or sugar paste as it is otherwise known, is a dough made of mostly sugar. It comes in two varieties vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Fondant is what gives our cakes a satin smooth finish and an impeccable look. The blue part of the above cake, is fondant. So are the leaves, fondant and all the accessories surrounding the cake. The cake within can be any cake you like. Why do you use fondant? Mainly because it gives a good finish to the cake, and makes it look perfect. Although Indian population is traditionally used to only creamy cakes, there is something artful about a fondantRead More →

minion cookies

This was my first time at decorated cookies, and I had so much fun making them! You can see that the finish is not very good, because I didn’t know what to expect, and it takes time to learn these things. But trust me when I say this, that decorated cookies are devoured faster than regular cookies. Even when they are whole wheat cookies like these were. Here’s how you can make your own healthy (somewhat) decorated cookies. For the cookies: 3 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup refined plain flour (maida) 1 cup sugar 200 g butter (one small pack of Amul) half aRead More →

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When Shaunak came to me with his mother, he was so excited! He had every detail of this cake in his mind. I can say that this little artist was brimming with ideas and they were literally pouring forth! I have never met a little boy as imaginative as Shaunak. His mother had, on call, informed me that he loves craft, and that the cake would cover that aspect of his life. I began researching for craft based cakes and what came to mind was only round cakes with little craft things. Once they came for the consultation though, it was a different ball gameRead More →

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My daughter loves donuts, and it was slightly intimidating when she asked me to make a donut for her lunch box. It is most certainly not something you are able to create in the span of an hour or two. It needs prep time, and proving time. But when you have finally made it, and you see your kid’s lunchbox completely empty when they come back home from school, all the effort is worth it. Just to give you an idea, you need about 15 minutes to get the dough ready, an hour and a half for the first proving, 15 minutes for cutting theRead More →