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

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Source:  Lavonne Academy of Baking Science and Pastry Arts

Source: Lavonne Academy of Baking Science and Pastry Arts

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.

Where: 151, 2nd Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage

Price: INR 2,500 upwards

Contact: +91 9740544442

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Shini’s Cooking Class

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Source: Shini’s Cooking Class bangalore

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.

Where: 923, 21st Cross, MCECHS Layout, Thannisandra Main Road, Behind Manyata Tech Park

Price: INR 900 upwards

Contact: +91 9731275549

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Caroline’s Baking Class

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Source: Carolina Cocina

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.

Where: Frazer Town {exact location will be given after confirmation}

Price: INR 3,500 upwards

Contact: +91 9886030688, omiacara@gmail.com

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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.

Where: 46/3, Mission Road-Double Road Junction,

Price: INR 3,000 upwards

Contact: 080 22106619

Timings: 9am – 6pm

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Menna’s Baking Classes

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Source: Cake Baking Class Bangalore

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.

Where: C5, 292, 2nd Cross, 4th Main, Domlur

Price: INR 950 upwards

Contact: +91 9379398865

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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.

Where: NH7, near L&T Factory,Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra

Price: INR 1,700 upwards

Contact: 080 23330153

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Manju’s Cooking Classes

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Source: Manjus Cooking Class Bangalore India

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!

Where: 181, 9th Cross Road, HMT Layout, RT Nagar

Price: INR 1,200 upwards

Contact: +91 9342143126

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