6 Women From Kochi Who Gave Up Desk Jobs For The Joy Of Baking

6 Women From Kochi Who Gave Up Desk Jobs For The Joy Of Baking

  • 18 May 2016
  • Fathima AbdulKader
  • Features


This World Baking Day we celebrate women from Kochi who are rolling in the dough.

Being a home baker is a demanding job, it requires constant creativity and frequent sleepless nights. There are those who juggle the role of being a full time baker, there are those who find their love for baking during the time of their education and decide to make their hobbies their full time careers, and then there are those had successful careers completely unrelated to the culinary field and yet gave it all up for their love of baking. Here are 6 bakers from Kochi who did the latter.  


Ruby Rajgopal of Cakes My Passion

Ruby Rajgopal is the hands behind Cakes My Passion. Ruby started off as an English lecturer in a college under Calicut University and later became a language and accent trainer after her move to Kochi. She gave up her career as a language trainer 2 years ago to make her hobby of baking her full time career. Her specialities include fresh cream cakes, especially cakes for children’s functions like birthdays and baptisms.
Ruby has passed on her talent for cooking to her 6 year old son who has a successful cooking channel on Youtube called KichaTube.

You can follow her here 


Sahala Salim of Sugar Beans

Sahala is the owner of Sugar Beans. After completing her training in Chennai, Sahala worked for 3 years in Infopark as a systems engineer. She has taken her business to new levels by doing delivery service for cakes, as well as conducting regular workshops for those who want to start baking. She has ranges of cupcakes, icecream cakes, dessert shots, chocolate cakes etc.
You can follow her here


Fathima Uzman of Bake Tales

An MBA Graduate from FISAT, Fathima did her business internship at Lulu Mall, and started baking for her own pleasure. When she was offered a full time job, she chose her passion over a desk job. Fathima is an artist and that flair is seen in most of her cakes. Her cakes are whimsical and original. Possessing an MBA has given her an advantage of having the know-how to market her business by herself.

You can follow her here


Jaya from Sugar Craft

Jaya is the owner Sugarcraft. After completing her graduation in LLM and a stint as an administrator at their family hospital, Jaya did a 6 month diploma in baking and cake art and then started Sugar Craft. She has a high demand for fondant cakes, and does great work with fondant flowers and silhouette arts for engagement and weddings. She also does tea cakes, and cream less cakes.
You can follow her here


Anjusha from Chocoberry Cakery
Anjusha studied Developmental Economics from University of Bristol and interned with few non profits in UK before starting to work at a NGO in Mumbai as the fundraising manager. Once she married a Kochiite and moved here, she had a hard time finding work and started baking as a hobby and making fondant figurines from Youtube tutorials. She put up a stall at Purple Fete exhibition (for female entrepreneurs) in 2013 and has not looked back since. She is most demanded for fondant cakes and theme cakes.   

You can follow her here


Sherin Johny from Magic Whisk

Sherin worked with IBM as a software professional for 7 years. As baking was always a passion for her, she decided to quit her job and become a full time baker in 2014.  She does a lot of cartoon cakes and cakes with chocolate bars.

You can follow her here

Words: Fathima Abdul Kader
Images: Various Sources


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