“Cooking is like a painting. Just as there are so many colors and there are so many flavors- its how you combine them that sets you apart as a culinary artist.”
After marriage, making her husband’s favourite dishes and baking her daughter’s dearest cartoons’ cakes enabled her to impart love to them in a tangible form. Soon, with the support of her family, she changed her passion into a profession. Working from home as a woman entrepreneur, baking, and theme-based catering form a central part of her profession today.
Introducing to you all, our next creative mom – Megha who is a cake artist, baker and a culinary artist too. Let’s get to know about her journey –
What is your inspiration behind all that you do?
As a child, watching different cooking shows on the television always made me wonder how a person can make such delicious looking items with just a few small ingredients. The Australian and Indian MasterChef is what inspired me most to try something apart from the daily household cooking. My musings got me flipping through various cookbooks. Before I knew it I was picking up different ingredients and experimenting with them to create new dishes.
How did you start your business?
In the beginning, I used to read recipes to make themed cakes for my daughter at her every birthday followed by her favorite snacks. The big smile on her face was enough for me to understand that I have been successful. Slowly, I started cooking food at my home parties and get-togethers. One day my friend called me up and asked me to make a princess cake for her daughter on order basis. With this one order, the word spread and it shaped into a small business.
Did you go to any baking school for learning?
No, I never went to any baking school. Cookbooks, online websites and cooking shows, especially MasterChef, all play a collective role in my cooking education.
What are the challenges you faced?
The biggest challenge that I faced initially is competition. People have a lot of hesitation when it comes to ordering food or cakes from any place which they haven’t tried before, even if it is a known person. So, as I received my first successful order, it was a word of mouth that helped me ultimately to turn my passion into my profession.
What is your hot selling product?
My main hot selling product is themed-cakes be it for your birthday, anniversary, or any other occasion.
What is your vision as a culinary artist? Where do you see yourself in next 5 years?
My vision for the next 5 years is mainly to expand my current line and business by catering to a larger customer base. And if it all goes well, maybe start my own bakery somewhere down the line.
Most important tip for other mompreneurs –
The most important tip for new entrepreneurs is to have self-confidence and belief. A million if’s and but’s, and doubts clog the mind initially when one starts something on their own, but dealing them with confidence and having the belief that one can do it, is the key to success.
One more time we learn a lesson that self-learning is helpful too. Megha’s journey shows us that if you are passionate about something, you will get a way to learn and also be successful in life. Its all about following your dreams and chasing them with determination.
You can see the culinary artist work on her Fb page here
Read about previously featured creative moms here- Monika, Shiva, Soma, Ritika, Sudha, Rina, Shipra, Anuja, Preethi, Surbhi, Debjani to get inspired.
May 29, 2018 at 2:34 pm
Meghas work is indeed creative,. And appreciate the fact that she has achieved all this without any formal training!
May 29, 2018 at 4:16 pm
Starting a business with no formal training she is an inspiration for many who never take the plunge and undermine their talent.all the best to her
May 30, 2018 at 7:27 am
Lovely post and so very inspiring for people staring out their own businesses from scratch. btw, lovely cake designs too.
May 30, 2018 at 10:08 am
Loved knowing about Megha! As someone who loves to cook I can relate to this and feel inspired to spread my wings too. The cake designs are beautiful!
May 30, 2018 at 11:04 am
I love when people follow their passion irrespective of any thing around them and beautiful work.
May 30, 2018 at 9:47 pm
This is an inspiring story of a mom who wishes to tread boundaries beyond. Loved the interview
May 30, 2018 at 10:56 pm
woow delicious cookies nice creative work
May 31, 2018 at 1:53 am
Lovely! She seems to be quite talented indeed! I really enjoy baking myself but have had very few successful attempts so far.
May 31, 2018 at 9:07 am
I must say I was quite surprised to know that she hasn’t done any baking course. From the pics that she has shared one can not imagine that it is not made by a professional Baker or someone who has done professional courses in baking.
May 31, 2018 at 9:42 am
Nice to know Megha and her venture. Her creations look great.
May 31, 2018 at 11:00 am
Home bakers are breaking barriers and setting examples! So nice to read about Megha’s dedication and hard work.
May 31, 2018 at 1:27 pm
Truly inspirational. Thank you for sharing her journey. More power to her 🙂
May 31, 2018 at 2:24 pm
I always have great respect for people who can bake cakes, because i can’t. The cakes in pics definitely are drool worthy. Best wishes.
May 31, 2018 at 5:22 pm
This is absolutely inspiring!
June 1, 2018 at 1:25 am
You are doing a great work, Deepa. Small businesses need their much deserved due and credit. So glad to know about Megha and other mommies like her. Kudos!
June 1, 2018 at 2:53 am
She’s such an inspirational woman! Thanks for introducing her to us!
June 1, 2018 at 5:21 pm
Wow such a great initiative to highlight the work of such inspirational women.. just love the way she presented the cakes and snacks..
June 1, 2018 at 11:17 pm
You are an inspiration to many mommies! Your love for the work you do is clearly reflected in your cakes and snacks.
June 5, 2018 at 12:42 am
All the best. Lady… Your journey is creative and inspiring ??