Homemaker to a baker

  • Divya Sharma, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 02, 2014 15:03 IST

Swati Jain, a Mumbai-based cake artist is in the Tricity to teach the art of sugar crafting. She claims to be a pioneer in the field of teaching the art of sugar crafting and was introduced to it in the year 2003 in South Africa at a friend’s birthday party.

She has trained 1,800 people through various workshops in the last seven years. She organised her first workshop in New Delhi at the Indian Habitat Centre in 2007.

“This was a relatively new concept at that time. People would question a lot of things. I had to teach them everything from scratch,” says Swati.

The 42-year-old commerce graduate seeks solace in teaching this art. She says, “We have various levels .Level one is for beginners and the advanced levels are in order to specialise in various items such as flowers, figures, bags, edible laces, decoration and much more.” Normally, it takes two days to make a cake and these are priced at Rs 1,800 to 2,000 per kg.

In the Tricity, she is conducting her workshop on the theme, “Whimsical fairy tales all in cakes”, that includes designing tall toon characters- ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Red Riding Hood’- made from edible fondant, glue and pastes that could be as tall as 18 inches. As of now, she is travelling across the country and plans to hold another set of workshops from November 29 to 30 in the Tricity.

Sharing her success mantra, she stresses, “It is all about being there at the right time with the right kind of people and be honest with your work.”

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