6 Budding Bakers From Kolkata Tell Us How They Got Started On Their Yummy Journey
By: Purba Roy on May 12th, 2015
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Do words like cakes, cupcakes and pastries make you go weak in the knees? Then, there is nothing more divine than committing the crime of surrendering to the world of desserts! Let us introduce you to six budding bakeries, in the heart of Kolkata, which are bound to blow your mind with their amazing line of items! Mostly home-based, these bakeries are owned by some seriously creative young women. Take a look and book your order today! 

Cocopie
Image credit: cocopie FB

Cocopie is a home-based bakery. The brainchild behind this venture is Shalini, a 24 year old student of architecture. Shalini started out by baking the occasional cake for friends and family. Her uber delicious cakes begged to be shared with all dessert lovers! Cocopie is now a budding establishment, having an official setup. So if you are craving for some cupcakes or a slice of yummy cake, head to Cocopie!

 

Owner: Shalini Munshi

Beginnings: April 8, 2015

USP: Each item at Cocopie will awaken the glutton monster inside you!

Signature items: Rainbow Cake, The Red Velvet, Blueberry and Blackcurrant Swirl Galaxy Cupcakes

Address: AD-327, Near Tank 4, Sector-1, Salt Lake, Kolkata

Cost for two: INR 450 (Approx.)

Booking and delivery: Orders are taken online via the Facebook page of Cocopie. All orders need 24 hours prior notice. Take away is the main mode of delivery. However, home delivery is also made to near by areas.

For booking contact details, please click here.

Paris Café
Image credit: Paris Cafe

At the age of 20, Sneha came back to Kolkata armed with a culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris! Passionate about cooking, she mastered the art of baking and pastry-making during her Paris days. In 2013, Sneha gifted a slice of Paris to the City of Joy with her Paris Café! The presentation of the dishes in the cafe and the accompanying cutlery and crockery work together to create an enjoyable dessert experience.

 

Owner: Sneha Singhi

Beginnings: Paris Café currently has 2 outlets, one which started in 2013 and the second in 2014

USP: Original and untouched recipes right from the heart of Paris

Signature items: Red Velvet Cupcake and Rainbow Cake

Address:  1/1, Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, Near Ice Skating Rink, Ballygunge, Kolkata

                 Block EP XI-I, South City Pinnacle, Sector V, Salt Lake, Kolkata

Cost for two: INR 650 (Ballygunge outlet)

                       INR 1000 (Sector V outlet)

Booking and delivery: Orders can be placed over the phone.

For booking contact details, please click here.

Petits Fours
Image credit: petits fours FB

When your passion becomes your profession, you are the luckiest person on earth and that is Vasudha's story! At the age of 21, she decided to pursue culinary arts in France. Vasudha fell in love with patisserie and specialised in the art of making pastries! A graduate from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, Vasudha is today the proud owner of Petits Fours. What started as a one-woman factory is now a full bloomed establishment! A retail shop is on its way!

 

Owner:  Vasudha Sarda

Beginnings: Petits Fours started in February, 2014

USP: Bespoke cakes for family and friends

Signature items: Devil's Food Cake, Apple Cinnamon Bundts, Nutella Hazelnut Brownies, Strawberry Meringue Roulade

Address: 10, Belvedere Road, Alipore, Kolkata

Cost for two: INR 500

Booking and delivery: You can avail of online booking. Along with pick up, home delivery of the products is also available, on prior notice.

For booking contact details, click here.

Mrs. Magpie
Image credit: Mrs. Magpie FB

Small ideas make great establishments! This has been the inspirational thrust behind the inception of Mrs. Magpie. Sohini developed her idea of making customized cakes and Mrs. Magpie became a natural expansion of the same. Mrs. Magpie is a happy place, where people are not allowed to bring any worries! Once inside the café, you can’t help but glow in delight after you’ve had blissful bites of some amazing cakes and desserts!

 

Owner: Ms. Sohini Basu

Beginnings: October 26, 2012

USP: A bright, beautiful and happy place.

Signature items: Hot Chocolate, Sweet and Salty Cupcake, Afternoon Tea

Address: 570 Lake Terrace Road extension, Keyatala, Near Southern Avenue. Kolkata

Cost for two: INR 500

Booking and delivery: Orders for bespoke cakes are taken online at orders@mrsmagpie.net.

For further booking contact details, click here. Follow Mrs. Magpie on Facebook here.

Hungry and Skinny
Image credit: Hungry and Skinny

The name is a bit of an oxymoron, right? Well, it’s not! When you talk about desserts, you should NEVER EVER think about putting on weight! That’s what Dishari believes in. An amateur baker, she realised that over time she had mastered the art of baking delicious cakes! With immense support and encouragement from her near and dear ones, she started her journey with her home based café, Hungry And Skinny.

 

Owner: Dishari Dutt

Beginnings: January 2, 2015

USP: Everything you get is wrapped with 100% passion and a love for baking.

Signature Items: Red Velvet Cupcake, all the variations of Cheese Cake, Oreo Cupcake, Nutella Frosted Cupcake and the Burger Cupcake

Address: CE 217, 1st Floor, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata

Cost for two: INR 300

Booking and delivery: Orders are taken by phone. Free home delivery is available around Salt Lake, Jadavpur and Gariahat areas.

For booking contact details, click here.

Confectioner’s Touch
Image credit: Confectioner's Touch FB

From a college bake sale to a professional establishment, Charulata indeed has put her magical touch into confectionery. Charulata’s dream child Confectioner’s Touch has touched many dessert lovers’ hearts. Imagine a place, where you get theme cakes starting from Batman to The Godfather to The Game of Thrones to obscure manga – how cool is that! Confectioner’s Touch has recently added French macaroons, which is not something you get in Kolkata frequently. You also get specialized desserts on request! Grab a bite and get lost in the magic of confectionery!

 

Owner: Charulata Ghosh

Beginnings: January 24, 2013

USP: Bespoke cakes and cupcakes based on verities of themes, shapes and tastes

Signature items: Red Velvet Cakes and Cupcakes, Macaroons with Cheese, Cheesecakes and Themed Cakes.

Address: AE- 47, Salt Lake City, Kolkata

Cost for two: INR 150-300 (Approx.)

Booking and delivery: You can book your order directly at confectionerstouch@gmail.com. Home delivery is available, with extra charges.

For booking contact details, click here.

 

Go on, indulge that sweet tooth of yours! Tell us which bakery was your favourite and why in the comments section below!

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Purba Roy
Hailing from the City of Joy, currently trying to turn passion into profession in the City of Dreams. Passion for writing and love for reading. Crazy about music. Creative and imaginative. A happy dreamer and a patient listener. Emotional yet practical.   Read more
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