The blog hop on women empowerment opened doors to various options I found very apt for encouraging young and talented ladies. All of them appreciated this kind gesture, on Instagram, of helping their home businesses get noticed by a wider audience. Then, I realized I knew a lot of bakers myself, in and out of India. Most of them are my friends and some I barely know, but either ways, their cakes and breads are the best.
So, I decided to put together this blog to help them with their businesses and help you find good bakers for the next party you organize or attend! If you like fondant decorated cakes, braided breads, cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, focaccia, macarons, cookies, pastries or the like, do check below for the best bakers near you.
Let’s start with where I get my cakes from.
Choco and LushBy Sanjana Fogat
This was started in Delhi before she moved to Bangalore. I have been ordering her cakes and cupcakes for my kids’ and hubby’s birthdays since 2015. We totally love the décor, taste and texture of the cakes. She has been creating my theme cakes so wonderfully that I kept ordering till before the pandemic.
Nutkhat BarBy Sania Shetty
A mom entrepreneur started this brand 4 years ago. She makes a whole range of healthy snacks and savoury products. Her signature product is homemade granola made without any preservatives or added sugar. During the lockdown, they started producing some super exotic Mexican Coffee Buns, which are a delicacy. Trust me, they are so yummy, it left me craving for more. They curated a special and sinful treat called ‘Nutella Hazelnut Baklava Pie’ for the holiday season. Check out their page for snacks for your tea time, gifting or just pure indulgence.
Bakeology by SiaBy Sia Grover
The pandemic gave rise to many young bakers and this 11 year old girl is one of them. Sia found her passion for baking right after she won the baking competition during Christmas in 2019 and also won the mango competition held last summer. Last year my daughter’s birthday cake was baked by her. She takes orders mainly during her school holidays but you can DM her for other times too!
Sharmila’s Cake ArtBy Sharmila Rasquinha
She has been baking cakes for the better half of two decades. Like most home bakers, this business stemmed from a hobby and a deep passion for edible creations. She offers a wide range of flavours from Baileys and chocolate cakes to the traditional rum wedding cakes. Her current obsession seems to be creating lifelike figurines. Check out the faces and lip cakes displayed on her page. You can DM her to book your cake sculptures for your next elegant party!
Sweet frostings by SharonBy Sharon Pinto
She began when her kids were older, around two years ago. Her passion for baking and food décor turned into a mini business from home. Though I haven’t ordered her cakes yet, I have heard a lot about the taste from common friends. The fondant décor on them is on another level. See for yourself and, if you’re in Mangalore, order your cake now!
Theory of doughBy Aishwariya Nair
She specializes in preservative-free breads. Her breads are so yum that I ordered them all the way to Bangalore though it cost me a bomb. I wanted to taste it because I was craving for some delicious and soft garlic bread. She has signature breads like Jalapeno, Olive, Garlic and Cheese Loaf, Italian Ciabatta, Italian Herb and Garlic loaf. She also makes real good rum cakes during Christmas.
Super Baker SistersBy Harpriya Kaur and Jaskaran Kaur
Baking was a hobby, which these two sisters from busy professions, enjoyed because of the time they spent together. They began SBS in October 2019, with an aim to post aesthetically appealing pictures of their baking creations. They now take orders, so, DM them on their page if you’re looking for some amazing chocolate cakes, fruit tarts, high tea pastries, gingerbread houses, macarons or just a focaccia! You can also call them on +91-9205-617618.
Whisks and SpatulasBy Jossann Mendes
She’s been a home baker for over two years now. It all began when her mom taught her to bake a simple sponge cake during her college days. Over the years, with the help of Google and basic baking courses, she began baking professionally. To perfect her cake decorations, she took a course from a renowned chef Samie Ramachandran. Now, she makes amazing themed cupcakes and birthday cakes! You can contact her on her Instagram page to book your cakes.
Mortha SushmaBy herself
After baking cakes for family, baking became her hobby, which soon turned into a passion and an obsession. She looks at baking as a form of expressing art. Baking with her mom was always a special occasion filled with love and laughter and she relives it when she does the same with her 3 boys. She believes that cakes are all about celebrations and making memories. She makes lovely flowery cakes and also works on themes given by her customers. DM her on her Instagram page to place your orders as soon as possible!
Dessert Box by DollyBy Dolly Sheth
This self-taught baker was selected as one of the top 10 bakers in Pune and top 100 in India. With over 6 years of experience, DBD was born out of a passion for creativity. Baking, frosting and designing cakes with attention to detail seems to make her absolutely happy. Every cake is like an empty canvas that she feels the need to fill with her artwork. She specializes in customized cakes and cupcakes in a variety of flavours. She has also been featured in cake magazines and several other online platforms. Being a photographer myself, I love her camera cake the best! You can book your cakes by calling her on +91 98604 68111 or sending her a DM on her Instagram page.
Patsy’s Pat a CakesBy Patsy Fernandes
I have tasted, seen and adored all her cakes for years now. It just took a baking class and some encouragement from the spouse to begin trying out various flavours. Her chess themed cake was too much. I would have probably played chess without knowing it was a cake. And the KFC cake was out of this world! Can you see how real it looks? Even the chicken is CAKE. Check out her creations.
Sweet Treats by MichelleBy Michelle Coutinho Noronha
She is another one of my friends who has been taking cake orders for years now. She has three kids and bakes a cake for each of their birthdays as well as for other occasions. She takes orders based on her convenience because… you know… kids! But if you’re lucky to get her to bake your cake, you will be dazzled by her creativity. Her best was the Pepsi bottle cake which picture I still zoom in to believe it’s a cake and not a bottle. So perfect!
Karen’s KitchenBy Karen D’Souza
As many of you know, her recipes, with healthy variants, are all over my blog. But, she has also begun taking orders from home. You can find the latest one here. Her fishtail breads and cake pops are being devoured by many kids and adults around her. During the pandemic, she found her love for baking and mastered the art! I’m still trying in vain. She has recently begun taking bulk orders for various bread types, rolls, cake pops, brioche, cookies and more. DM her to place your order soon!
Culinary Rock and RollBy Rochelle D’Sa
Another young budding baker in the place I was born. She started with cooking one dish for family get-togethers and pot luck parties. The praises that she received motivated her to excel and led her to realize that this was her calling. On weekends mostly, all her spare time involved perfecting at least one dish. She recently began taking orders for cupcakes, cookies and pigs in blankets. Check out her page and place your orders as soon as possible.
To me, women empowerment is encouraging women to excel at what they love doing. I probably turned into a blogger and influencer so that I become the voice of those hidden talents. I’m sure there are many other bakers that I’m unaware of but I wanted to start with those I truly believe are the best in their own ways. I tried baking but I have no interest, enthusiasm or patience to do it regularly. Therefore, I admire these women who, I believe, have what it takes to be a good baker!
This publishing will get updated as and when I find more female bakers around. So keep checking and keep sharing the same.
Do you know of a good baker near you? Share it with us in the comments below!
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