The potent smell of a freshly baked cake from the oven, blended with various natural fruit flavours is ideal to make one’s day. The delicious and mouth watering pastries and cupcakes will make you weak on your knee. Its unique design is enough to captivate one’s attention. Women blessed with such exceptional art are today venturing into small bakery businesses. Their shops are difficult to ignore for “You can hate it or love it but you can definitely not ignore it”.

Here are some successful women bakers from Mumbai one must know about:

The Cake Lady

Sweet as her name, Neeta Gurbaxani adds a tinge of her sweetness to whatever she bakes. She graduated from the Hotel Management Institute and started working at the Taj Patisserie, sea Rock Hotel after acquiring training with Wilton. She was later intrigued by entrepreneurship and started the Cake Lady blending her sweetness with innovation. Her chocolate bouquets and 3D cakes are worth trying.

Jar Design

Intrigued by the name? Nishita started this service after her cakes and cupcakes were popular among her peers. Her ability to adjust with short order notices is exceptional and hence makes her ‘Reliable baker’ in Vile Parle. Forgot your friend’s birthday and need to order an amazing cake in short notice? Well Nishita is the person you are looking for. Her cakes and cupcakes are not only yummy but healthy.

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Sucre

For people with sweet tooth, this place is no less than a heaven. Situated opposite Jai Hind College in Churchgate, it is an ideal hangout spot for students (especially couples). Simran Talreja is the lady behind this. Her mouth watering cake melts right in your mouth giving you an instant foodgasm.  Baking is an art of expression for her. Open to experiment, her Mango, Nirvan and strawberry cakes are the best.

Icing on Top

Ayushi Shah, known for her innovation and style started Icing on Top in 2009. Before turning an entrepreneur, she worked with the Bombay Baking Company and Indigo Delicatessen. Icing on Top is known for its delicious desserts where innovation and taste beautifully blend making you moan in sheer pleasure.

La Folie

With Sanjana Patel as chef, the exotic French Pastries are must try. Sanjana is in this business since the last 14 years. She is not just passionate but is obsessed with baking and this French outlet is her destination. At the age of 16 Sanjana was introduced to the new world of baking which left a strong impression on her. So much so that she acquired a post graduate degree in food management. In 2008 she joined one of the finest pastry school in the world in Paris “Ecole Gr’egoire Ferrandi.” It was after three years of rigorous planning that she started a small French bakery outlet in Mumbai tantalizing taste buds.

The Wooden Spoon

Some eight years back, oblivious to her art, Nupur baked her daughter a customised birthday cake. She was taken by surprise when people approached her to know her recipe for delicious cake. That’s when the idea to arrange baking workshop struck her. The pleasure of sharing and teaching like-minded passionate people is impeccable. Her cake and other desserts are mouth watering.

Second Helping

Rachana’s love for food, experimenting and trying new recipes emboldened her to start Second Helping. She likes to experiment with various flavours, innovative ideas and designs at home comfort. Much to the relief for vegetarians, Rachana makes eggless mouth relishing desserts.

Baking is an art and these women have not only mastered this but are spreading happiness through their business. Cheers to such beautiful ladies who have dared to take risk and have now come a long way living their dreams.

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