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In pictures: Ten Kolkata home bakeries that take the cake

Have your cake and eat it too — it’s the age of the baker-women!

By My Kolkata Web Desk | Published 09.03.22, 02:04 PM
1/10 Bit of Batter: Bit of Batter specialises in fondant work. Anindita Mitter, a 35-year-old baker, has an eye for colour and form, and doesn’t shy away from complex designs and concocts elaborate masterpieces. She has whipped up intricate Japanese origami cakes and personalised Harry Potter cake that transports you straight to Hogwarts!

Bit of Batter: Bit of Batter specialises in fondant work. Anindita Mitter, a 35-year-old baker, has an eye for colour and form, and doesn’t shy away from complex designs and concocts elaborate masterpieces. She has whipped up intricate Japanese origami cakes and personalised Harry Potter cake that transports you straight to Hogwarts!

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2/10 Mon Petite: Mon Petite’s artisanal, double-barrel cakes have a cult following in the city – thanks to the double-stacked cake trend on social media. Manila Nad and Radhika Kauntia began Mon Petite in 2018, when no baker in Kolkata was designing these sleek, stylised confectionaries. Mon Petite’s focus is on the texture, layering and incorporating crunchy elements such as honeycomb, praline, crumble and biscuit

Mon Petite: Mon Petite’s artisanal, double-barrel cakes have a cult following in the city – thanks to the double-stacked cake trend on social media. Manila Nad and Radhika Kauntia began Mon Petite in 2018, when no baker in Kolkata was designing these sleek, stylised confectionaries. Mon Petite’s focus is on the texture, layering and incorporating crunchy elements such as honeycomb, praline, crumble and biscuit

3/10 Cake It Away: Cake It Away’s Surabhi Birla has created a stir with her no-fondant cakes in Kolkata. She specialises in pop-art cakes and bento-sized twin cakes with floral accessories, and even experiments with isomalt candy toppings. Her whimsical, three-tiered, no-fondant wedding cake with a signature seven-layered choco hazelnut filling and oversized florals is a treat for the eyes!

Cake It Away: Cake It Away’s Surabhi Birla has created a stir with her no-fondant cakes in Kolkata. She specialises in pop-art cakes and bento-sized twin cakes with floral accessories, and even experiments with isomalt candy toppings. Her whimsical, three-tiered, no-fondant wedding cake with a signature seven-layered choco hazelnut filling and oversized florals is a treat for the eyes!

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4/10 Butterfingers by Preetanjali: If you’re looking for the most whimsical ingredients, head to Butterfingers by Preetanjali Pasari. Butterfingers has a Bailey’s cake which is brewed with Blue Tokai Coffee, a Merlot Sangria that uses strawberries and chocolates and a Twix and Maltesers cake, which is a single-tier chocolate cake. No one in the city does sugar peonies and edible blooms quite like Pasari, so don’t miss out on these gems while placing your order.

Butterfingers by Preetanjali: If you’re looking for the most whimsical ingredients, head to Butterfingers by Preetanjali Pasari. Butterfingers has a Bailey’s cake which is brewed with Blue Tokai Coffee, a Merlot Sangria that uses strawberries and chocolates and a Twix and Maltesers cake, which is a single-tier chocolate cake. No one in the city does sugar peonies and edible blooms quite like Pasari, so don’t miss out on these gems while placing your order.

5/10 Sugar Story by Swati: Sugar Story by Swati Arora is less than five years old, but her gorgeous themed cakes score top marks. They specialise in buttercream cakes, but Arora’s chocolate ganache creations are one-of-a-kind. One of her most coveted numbers is the Starry Night cake, which features a buttercream recreation of the famous Van Gogh painting on a chocolate and caramel sea salt base

Sugar Story by Swati: Sugar Story by Swati Arora is less than five years old, but her gorgeous themed cakes score top marks. They specialise in buttercream cakes, but Arora’s chocolate ganache creations are one-of-a-kind. One of her most coveted numbers is the Starry Night cake, which features a buttercream recreation of the famous Van Gogh painting on a chocolate and caramel sea salt base

6/10 Frosted Delight: If you think a theme is impossible to depict on a cake, Khyati Jhajharia is here to prove you wrong. Be it a calendar cake, a law-and-order cake or a Friends-themed number, the baker can design any theme on a sponge. The Salt Lake-based kitchen is also known for handmade fondants, buttercream and ganache cakes

Frosted Delight: If you think a theme is impossible to depict on a cake, Khyati Jhajharia is here to prove you wrong. Be it a calendar cake, a law-and-order cake or a Friends-themed number, the baker can design any theme on a sponge. The Salt Lake-based kitchen is also known for handmade fondants, buttercream and ganache cakes

7/10 21B Bakery: 21B Bakery’s Suchi Dutta specialises in semi-fondant cakes with customisations in whipped cream, ganache and buttercream. Some of her best toppings are her macarons, which add a pop of bright colour and textural contrast to the creamy cakes. Her bachelorette-themed bakes are her quirkiest creations, along with the bride and groom cupcakes and a 16-year-old BTS fan’s fantasy wedding cake featuring Jungkook!

21B Bakery: 21B Bakery’s Suchi Dutta specialises in semi-fondant cakes with customisations in whipped cream, ganache and buttercream. Some of her best toppings are her macarons, which add a pop of bright colour and textural contrast to the creamy cakes. Her bachelorette-themed bakes are her quirkiest creations, along with the bride and groom cupcakes and a 16-year-old BTS fan’s fantasy wedding cake featuring Jungkook!

8/10 Melodrama: Melodrama by Sreya Basu specialises in elaborate and intricate fondant-based artwork. Some of her most audacious designs are featured in the money tower cake, the cubic Mughal-themed engagement cake and the limited edition Game of Thrones-themed Johnnie Walker bottle recreated as a cake

Melodrama: Melodrama by Sreya Basu specialises in elaborate and intricate fondant-based artwork. Some of her most audacious designs are featured in the money tower cake, the cubic Mughal-themed engagement cake and the limited edition Game of Thrones-themed Johnnie Walker bottle recreated as a cake

9/10 Land of Cakes: If you’re a sucker for Biscoff, Megha Sarayan’s Land of Cakes should be your go-to. Specialising in whipped cream customisations, fondant and buttercream, the most loved flavours from this bakery is the chocolate Biscoff and blueberry black currant which can be incorporated into any dessert – not just a cake!

Land of Cakes: If you’re a sucker for Biscoff, Megha Sarayan’s Land of Cakes should be your go-to. Specialising in whipped cream customisations, fondant and buttercream, the most loved flavours from this bakery is the chocolate Biscoff and blueberry black currant which can be incorporated into any dessert – not just a cake!

10/10 Whisked And Baked By Harshita: Whisked And Baked is known for its show-stopping and artsy cakes. Founder Harshita Chandgothia offers a range of designer cakes loaded with scrumptious fillings. A top pick is their unique four flavour cheesecake in one comprising the classic baked NYC cheesecake, Nutella cheesecake, Biscoff cheesecake, and blueberry cheesecake. This home-bakery also makes gluten-free brownies that are to die for

Whisked And Baked By Harshita: Whisked And Baked is known for its show-stopping and artsy cakes. Founder Harshita Chandgothia offers a range of designer cakes loaded with scrumptious fillings. A top pick is their unique four flavour cheesecake in one comprising the classic baked NYC cheesecake, Nutella cheesecake, Biscoff cheesecake, and blueberry cheesecake. This home-bakery also makes gluten-free brownies that are to die for

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