We are back with a new creative mom this week. There are so many moms around me who are doing great work in creative fields. Many of them have completely changed their fields and entered creative fields. It feels good to see them managing their small entrepreneurs and also feeling good about it as they are doing what they love.
Today we are featuring one such mom who was a corporate girl and now is a famous home baker. Introducing – Rina Chakravarty who runs a successful baking and catering business from her home and her story from the corporate world to running her own venture is inspiring.
Her venture is called ‘Sweet Tooth’ and is surely spreading sweetness around her with her yummy products.
What is your background? How did you start baking business?
I graduated in Entrepreneurial Management and Post Graduated in Business Management. Least did I know that time that I will have a venture of my own. I worked for 9 years in the corporate sector.
6 months into parenting was the time I decided to quit the job. I wanted to enjoy my son’s first milestones and motherhood. I did plan to go back to work after about 2 years but got to know I have conceived again. So all the plans took a back seat. When kids grew up a little bit and their tastes were developing I started baking muffins for them. Slowly I started making cupcakes, desserts, etc. whenever we had get-togethers at home.
The appreciation and encouragement I got from my family and friends is what made me start Sweet Tooth.
Did you go to any baking school for learning?
No, I am a self-taught baker and the learning is still on.
What is your hot selling product?
Chocolate Decadence / Chocolate Strawberry Cake / Eggless Mousse and Snack Boxes that I do for parties.
I started with Muffins and Cupcakes slowly venturing into Desserts and Cakes (Tea / Theme and Nontheme cakes) and gradually venturing into catering too. I specialize in Cupcakes, Cakes, Cookies, Chocolates, Desserts, Snack Boxes and Food for parties/get together or any occasion.
What is your inspiration?
A smile on a child’s face, feedback from my clients, pride, and support from my family. All of these inspire me to work hard.
Most important tip for new bakers and for struggling entrepreneurs.
Work hard and be sincere to your work. Never compromise on the quality. Do not let a bad day stop you from reaching your goals.
What is your vision? Where do you see your baking business in 5 years?
I wish to start a Café of my own someday.
What all challenges you faced in the starting?
Reaching out to the customers, sourcing the ingredients (most of it is available in India now) and convincing the customer about the pricing.
What message other moms get from Rina’s journey?
Every mom’s story teaches us something and inspires us to go out and try, do what we love to do and follow our heart.
Rina’s inspiring journey shows us that no school can give the gift of talent but it can only prepare you to be skilled and expert. It is surely a lot of hard work but what keeps you going it is just the love and passion for what you do.
You can contact Rina to know more about her or to order yummy stuff at her facebook page- Sweet Tooth.
Read about previously featured creative moms here- Monika, Shiva, Soma and Ritika and Sudha to get inspired.
August 11, 2017 at 6:11 pm
Wow, felt so good reading about her. Love her zeal and positive outlook also willingness to learn new stuff
August 11, 2017 at 8:30 pm
Thanks Hena 🙂
August 11, 2017 at 11:24 pm
I love meeting new entrepreneurs and reading their stories. It’s extremely inspiring to hear someone who is making it on their own. Thank you!
August 12, 2017 at 12:33 am
Thanks for reading.
August 12, 2017 at 1:39 pm
Wow mommy you have inspired me to start my own business and not give up.
August 12, 2017 at 9:21 pm
August 12, 2017 at 11:40 pm
Rina’s baking journey is inspiring .I loved how she decided to leave a corporte career and start a biz.Moms have tough choices,
August 13, 2017 at 11:21 am
August 14, 2017 at 12:14 am
What an inspiring story and transformation from a corporate career to entrepreneur ! Thanks Deepa for introducing Rina to us!
August 14, 2017 at 2:49 pm
August 15, 2017 at 4:44 pm
Inspiring tale Deepa! Rina exhibits that you are the master of your destiny and if you believe in your talents, nothing can stop you.
August 15, 2017 at 7:27 pm
Thanks Neha 🙂
August 15, 2017 at 8:51 pm
Oh wow! I love creative Mummy’s series. Those treats look delicious. As a creative Mommy myself, I like to see other Mum’s killing it out there.
August 15, 2017 at 10:04 pm
Thank you. 🙂
August 16, 2017 at 3:38 am
I love seeing women start their own ventures and follow their dreams! I can’t wait to hear about her next venture, the café, because I am sure she will make that vision a reality, too!
August 16, 2017 at 7:07 pm
August 16, 2017 at 9:13 am
I always love reading stories about women taking the powerful step of leaving the corporate world to follow their passion. Deciding to so and acting on it takes so much courage. Great inspiration and thanks for sharing!
August 16, 2017 at 11:29 pm
Thank you Toya
August 16, 2017 at 6:02 pm
Wow the creations are gorgeous! The intricate designs specifically along the sides are so impressive. Wishing much success in this venture!
August 16, 2017 at 11:30 pm
August 16, 2017 at 8:42 pm
Such an inspiring story! I love how brave Rina was to realize that her job wasn’t what she needed for her family. Reminds me of a friend of mine who is also a baker + stay at home momma.
August 16, 2017 at 11:31 pm
August 16, 2017 at 9:40 pm
I like her story a lot and I am motivated by her. I love it when women decide to go for their dreams and are supported by other women too!
August 16, 2017 at 11:32 pm
August 17, 2017 at 7:00 am
Her cakes are beautiful! I would love to learn how to bake like that
August 17, 2017 at 4:22 pm
August 17, 2017 at 8:52 am
How inspiring to see women do what they love. I love that her inspiration is her family. Truly beautiful!
August 17, 2017 at 4:22 pm
August 17, 2017 at 9:14 am
You had me at eggless mousse. LOL! Great post and so informative. I use to want to be a baker but I underestimated the patience involved.
August 17, 2017 at 4:22 pm