#LBBPicks: Whip Up Cakes And Bakes At These Classes In Town

Roshni posted on 06 September

Going by the rise in home bakers in the city, baking seems to have gained a following and how! With passionate bakers experimenting with flavours and ingredients, we wouldn’t be surprised if you feel driven to give it a try too. After all, what could be better than making your own baked treats and devouring them? And, if you’re wondering how to get going about it, we have picked out some baking classes in the city for you to check out. This is how you can have your cake and eat it too!

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Menna’s Baking Class

Lavonne

Love those elaborate tiered cakes, cute cupcakes and perfectly baked pies? Pick from Lavonne’s courses and you’ll get to make them all yourself! With six-week courses, an intensive 480-hour diploma programme and even weekend courses, you get to learn everything from the basics of bread to savoury bakes and specialty cakes or desserts. They also have masterclasses every now and then, headed by chefs and cake artists from across the globe. For instance, their recent class on French Desserts was led by the internationally acclaimed, Russian-born chef, Nina Tarasova. They’ve doubled up on the sweetness and now have another address not too far from the original spot.

Price: INR 3,000 upwards

 

Dessert Parlours

263, 3rd Cross, 2nd Stage, Domlur, Bengaluru

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Shini’s Cooking Class

Simple tea cakes, croissants, muffins, cookies and tarts as well as rich chocolate cakes and gourmet bakes find their way into the lessons here, all led by Subhasini Muthu Kumar. Plus, classes for eggless and sugar-free desserts! Trying your hand at baking for the first time? Look out for her one-day workshops for beginners that will take you through the fundamentals and give you necessary tips and details.

Price: INR 1,000 upwards

 

Community Groups

923, 21st Cross, MCECHS Layout, Behind Manyata Tech Park, Thannisandra Main Road, Sampigehalli, Bengaluru

Caroline’s Baking Class

City-based home baker, Caroline Radhakrishnan believes in keeping it simple when it comes to baking. So, her three-day basic sessions include theory, demonstration and hands-on lessons for breads, cakes, cookies and a selection of desserts. What’s more, even your little ones can join you in whipping up goodies like breadsticks, choco chip cookies, buns, pizza bases and chocolate brownies. Read more about it here.

Price: INR 4,000 upwards

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Frazer Town, Pulikeshi Nagar, Bengaluru

    Institute Of Baking And Cake Art

    Started in 2000, way before the onset of home bakers and baking classes in the city, Institute of Baking and Cake Art’s programmes include three-day classes, extensive six-week courses to an elaborate 14-week Diploma. Oh, and a Children’s Home Baking Course for young bakers, too! Want to specialise in certain bakes? Go for their weeklong sessions on Breads & Rolls, Pastries & Snacks and Cookies & Slices, among others.

    Price: INR 3,000 upwards

     

    Schools & Colleges

    46/3, Mission Road-Double Road Junction, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru

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    Menna’s Baking Classes

    Cupcakes with buttercream icing for beginners, marble cakes, pineapple upside down cakes, and red velvet cakes are just some of the goodies you can learn to bake at Marina Charles’s classes. Apart from weekend lessons, she also has one-on-one sessions on weekdays.

    Price: INR 950 upwards

     

    Community Groups

    C-5, 292, 2nd Cross, 4th Main Road, Domlur Layout, Bengaluru

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    University Of Agricultural Sciences

    Wondering what an institution of agricultural education and research is doing among baking classes in the city? Well, the university has a Bakery Training Unit under its Directorate of Extension, which offers non-degree courses. Having been around since 1968, they are probably one of the oldest baking classes you’ll find in Bangalore! Open to college students, housewives as well as working professionals, they have a 14-week course in Baking Technology and a shorter, four-week course on Bakery Product Preparation to sign up for. They also do three-day sessions for a couple of batches during summer holidays.

    Price: INR 1,700 upwards

     

    Schools & Colleges

    Near L&T Factory, Gandhi Krishi Vignan Kendra, Vignana Kendra, Bengaluru

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    Manju’s Cooking Classes

    Be it good old butter cakes and gooey brownies or the more extravagant Battenberg cake and Apple Crumble muffins, Manju’s baking classes might just help you ace it all. Expect detailed demos and hands-on sessions to familiarise you with the process, along with precise recipes. And, given the baker’s expertise, you’ll also be armed with some useful tips and tricks too, by the end of the lessons!

    Price: INR 1,200 upwards

     

    Community Groups

    181, 9th Cross Rd, HMT Layout, RT Nagar, Bengaluru

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    Cook And Bake With Deepali

    With the help and guidance of passionate baker and Chef, Deepali Sawant, you should be able to whip up the best bakes in town from tea cakes to tarts. Execute some of her delicious tried and tested recipes in her one-day workshops and learn how to bake anything from batches of whole wheat cookies to cinnamon rolls and focaccia bread. You will be provided with all the baking ingredients, material and equipment you will need at the classes. All you will have to bring is your passion and enthusiasm for baking to the table {and an appetite too}

    Price: INR 3,000 upwards

     

    Community Groups

    28/3, Ground Floor, Next To Big Bazaar, Sarjapur Road, Balaji Layout, Ambalioura, Bellandur, Bengaluru

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    Sprinkles And Swirls

    Bake goodies that are just as pretty as they are delicious at the baking classes at Sprinkles and Swirls. Conducted by Arati Chaudhuri, these classes take place at her home, which she claims is a space that encourages creativity. Her classes are the perfect stress buster if you love to bake and tuck into everything from warm pies and tarts to quiches and breads.

    Price: INR 2,200 upwards

     

    Bakeries

    27, 8th Main, 5th Cross, Jakkasandra Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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    Cooking With Shruti

    A three to four-hour long session with this self-taught cook and you’ll be baking everything from puffs to cakes with finesse and confidence. Shruti’s classes are usually conducted for groups, but you can have a one-on-one class with her if you like by informing her much in advance. From a chocolate class to a bread class, learn to bake up a storm of deliciousness with Shruti.

    Price: INR 1,500 upwards

     

    Know a great baking class in the city? Let us know in the comments section.

    Community Groups

    301, H Block, Near Kundalahalli Gate, Opp. Apollo Clinic, Thubarahalli, Whitefield, Bengaluru

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