Contest: FABulous RECIPES COLLAB
My name is Archana Manoj and I discovered my passion for baking during our short stint in the US. My husband’s work took us there and while I was fighting boredom with popular web series and other mundane stuff, I saw one of my friends bake a cake for her 2 yr old son and that ignited the spark in me. I started to research about basics of baking and soon saw myself registering for a 15 days training program organized by a popular brand in the US. Beyond the certification that I receive, I walked away with a keen desire to learn more and experiment with new baking techniques. US also gave me a chance to take a closer look at all the fancy tools and little gadgets which help fine tune your baking skills. The US stint ended, and we headed back to India to our home in Mumbai. The passion for baking only got bigger and better and I started spreading the word within my friends’ network about taking Custom made theme cakes orders. One thing led to the other and over the last 7 years I would have made 1000+ cakes. I am thankful to my customers for all the encouragement and positive feedback that I have received all over the years. With our move to Gurugram earlier this year, I am settling in and am continuing my baking journey. Baking has not only taught me where your passion can take you but also has introduced to some wonderful friends who are a real delight to hang around with and talk endlessly about your most favourite topic. While I did all this, I also did win the Thane Bakers event held by the Times of India, Thane in 20. The improvement journey continues and I am glad to have created some wonderful memories for my family and friends.