Cakes, especially home made ones are the most popular thing these days because of the personal touches a home baker adds to them. Baking is a popular passion for many and now also a business for mostly women who want to unleash their creative potential. For some, it is even therapeutic and a way to relax, cut down unnecessary chaos when they are doing the craft.
As a mom/wife/and many other roles that I play, having a good list of bakers in my phone is something I’d love because I love celebration, even half birthdays are important and babies first steps too! And this of course is incomplete without a good looking and yummy cake.
So, here is my list that you could use too 🙂
Aysha Shanaz Abdullah (Ma Baker) – She is my desert queen and if you see the images below you will agree that she effortlessly makes the cakes look so beautiful. Love her finesse. For her, she is enjoying this craft and doesn’t dissappoint in soothing her client’s taste buds. Aysha believes that a cake should look good and taste even better.
She is located in Chetpet and you can find her facebook page Ma Baker here!
Nahla Fathima (Handmade & Homemade) – H & H gourmet is a single person run cakery by Nahla. She is a stay at home mom to her 6 year old son, whose first birthday cake inspired her to become a full time home baker. Her specialities include airy light sponges, dense mud cakes paired with patisserie style buttercreams, frosting and swiss meringue.
She is located at Arumbakkam and her facebook page is H & H Gourmet Cakes. She can also be reached on 9944260015
Ameeta Kalele (Ambrosia 3’oh’6) – Ameeta gave up her corporate job and pursued baking because she wanted to be home for her kids and at the same time do something she’s passionate about. Since baking runs in the family, it wasn’t difficult to delve deep into it as a business. She loves to keep her clients taste buds tingling by adding more to her repertoire. Her popular cakes are chocolate cakes with delicious frosting and the orange citrus cake. She also does quiches and other desserts and her signature dish is pavlova. Her chocolate biscuit pudding and the brownies are also well received.
She is located at Kalakshetra Colony and her facebook page is Ambrosia 3’oh’6. She can also be reached on 9500069182
Sumi Shroff (Addicted to chocolate) – Sumi owes her baking inspiration to her son who loves cupcakes. She started baking as a hobby and soon realised that she is passionate about it. Since then, there has been no looking back. She also has been a teacher in the past and not she combines her teaching skills with baking to conduct baking workshops for kids. Her speciality is ferrero rocher cakes. Addicted to Chocolate’s forte is packaging. The cakes are pure vegetarian and the best ingredients are used without any preservatives.
Her facebook page is Addicted to chocolate and she can be reached on 98400 22652
Shahira Habeeb (Layers in cream) – Shahira pursued baking as a hobby at a very young age and soon turned into a home baker owing to the mindfulness she would experience while doing the craft. She feels delighted to see friends and family relish her cakes and their faces lit up with a smile motivates her to do even better. Shahira is a creative soul, she likes to do the simplest of things creatively. Her chocolate truffle shots and nutella in the form of cake/jar/shots has brought her huge fans.
She is located at T Nagar and can be reached on 9176146742
I am sure there are many other talented home bakers who are not here on the list. These are just the few who I could get hold of, getting them to send me details after taking time out from their jam packed schedules.
So, now the next time you have a celebration in mind, just look at this short list and get yourself a fabulous cake baked by a home baker.
Moina is an enthusiastic Mom to two pretty girls. Apart from blogging, she loves to cook, travel, write, paint and contribute to her environment in whatever way possible. Originally from Mumbai, Moina now lives in Chennai with her family.
This post is a compilation of information received from the bakers. The order in which they are mentioned is not an outcome of any survey but merely the opinion of the writer of this blog post.