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Dessert 101: The Essential Guide To The City's Home Bakers, Especially Since Christmas Is Coming

Maegan posted on 01 December

There are very few occasions which don’t call for a certain sweet something. Luckily, the city’s home bakers have our incessant demand for sweet treats covered. Whether you want homely desserts, elaborate designer cakes, cookies or healthy restraint or utter decadence, there’s the perfect someone to cater to your every whim. Look no further for the city’s definitive list of home bakers than below. Start planning for your Christmas sweet treats now. 

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The Sugar Goddess

Baking Express

Elaborate celebration cakes customised to any theme you choose. Go for the chocolate truffle with chocolate mousse filling, if you want to indulge yourself. Also good for fondant-iced cupcakes.

Where: Pick up from the baker’s home in Whitefield   

When: A minimum notice of 24 hours for simple cakes, 5-7 days for designer cakes

Contact: +91 9880188311

Price: INR 55 upwards for cupcakes, INR 950/kg upwards for celebration cakes

Find them on Facebook here.


All things French-influenced and chic! Blueberry cakes and banana cinnamon brownies for everyday treats. Their ‘naked cakes’ {displaying the layers in all their glory, sans icing} are catching on fast, as are their desserts in jars, which are perfect for gifting. Also, try their hand painted cakes and cookies, which can be made with quirky doodles. 

Where: Within a 5 km radius of Rustum Bagh, for INR 150. Delivery further afield possible for special orders.

When: A minimum notice of 24 hours is needed

Contact: +91 9886696370

Price: INR 250 upwards for dessert jars, INR 300 upwards for a box of six cupcakes, INR 550 per 1/2 kg upwards for cakes.

Find them on Facebook here


3rd Cross, Rustam Bagh, Old Airport Road, Bengaluru

Charmy’s Homemade Goodness

Low sugar and low fat unpretentious, homely bakes – think date cake, banana bread, and quiche. Charmaine is also known for Christmas cake and Christmas pudding made using recipes which have been in her family for three generations. Join her WhatsApp group for weekly updates on what she is baking.

Where: Pick up from the baker’s home in the Cantonment area

When: A minimum notice of 3 days is needed for celebration cakes

Contact: +91 9845202181

Price: INR 300 upwards for 500g every day cakes, INR 1,000 upwards for 1kg celebration cakes with icing.


They specialise in whole wheat baked goodies. Tea cakes, including lemon & pomegranate and banana & walnut are excellent for informal gatherings. Buy their oat and white chocolate brownies to hit a sweet spot. The latest menu addition is the biscotti (with no butter or oil – so no guilt!) – choose from cranberry, almond or chocolate chip. Also known for the slow leavened range of breads. Our favourite: the cranberry walnut and the cinnamon swirl breads. 

Where: Pick up from Sarjapur Road, or delivery to different areas of the city on specific days: Koramangala, Indiranagar, MG Road, Double Road & Richmond Town on Mondays & Thursdays.  Jayanagar, JP Nagar, Bannerghatta Road, Malleswaram & Basavanagudi on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday. Whitefield on Wednesday & Saturday. No charge

When: 24 hours

Contact: +91 8105162111

Price: INR 55 upwards for cookies and breads, INR 150 upwards for cakes.

Find them on Facebook here.


28, HNR Industrial Area, Kasavanahalli, Sarjapur Road, Bengaluru

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Mrs K’s Cupcakes

For red velvet and triple chocolate cupcakes, which sell out as fast as they are made. Head to Katherene for hen party orders too – the cocktail cupcakes (which include Cosmopolitan and Mojito varieties) are pretty special. Her birthday cakes with fondant icing are known for looking sensational, but more importantly taste delicious too – especially the butterscotch variety!

Where: Pick up from Indiranagar, or delivery via a cab, with the cost borne by the customer

When: A minimum notice of 3 days needs to be given

Contact: +91 9916790969

Price: INR 50 upwards for cupcakes, INR 2,200/kg upwards for cakes

Find them on Facebook here.


39/7-1, PSR Niwas, 7th Main, 5th Cross, ESI Hospital Road, Opp.Ambedkar College Grounds, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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Mummalicious Bites

They are known for their themed, celebration cakes, with elaborate icing outside and a fruity cream flavour inside. Ankita promises to be able to create an icing out of anything you can dream of. Also head here for buttercream flowers that look like they came straight out of the garden.

Where: Delivery via a cab, with the cost borne by the customer. 

When: A minimum notice of 10 days needs to be given

Contact: +91 9916109161

Find them on Facebook here.


NCC Maple Heights, Outer Ring Road, Mahadevpura, Bengaluru

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Socially conscious, inclusive and healthy baking! Simran Multani not only bakes a range of vegan, gluten free, dairy-free, lactation-friendly, diabetic-friendly, nut-free, eggless and butterless goodies, but also offers vocational training in baking to underprivileged girls. Try her dark chocolate ragi biscuits, whole wheat date & walnuts biscuits, or the spiced jaggery cake. You might also see her at bake sales, raising money for animal welfare charities, a cause that’s close to her heart.

Where: Bangalore wide, with charges varying on location and weight. For Christmas cake, shipping can be arranged India wide

When: A minimum notice of seven-days needs to be given

Contact: +91 9740255588

Price: INR 300 upwards

Find them on Facebook here.

Sweet Whisk

Chocolate truffle birthday cakes, banana & walnut tea time loaf, or Christmas cake during the festive season, Karen Lobo is a non-fondant baker. So most of her cakes are frosted with fresh cream, and done away with all artificial flavours and preservatives.  

WhereBangalore wide, INR 150 upwards. Rises if more than 10km from Malleshpalya

When: A minimum notice of a week is needed. Some of the dates are booked up to a year in advance!

Contact: +91 9740076096

Price: INR 850/kg upwards

Find them on Facebook here.

Taantraa Organic Handbaking

Oil-free, maida-free and sugar-free organic baking is Taantraa’s speciality. We don’t know how Chaitali does it, but her goodies still taste decadent. Try the Moong dal cake (packed with protein, and Chaitali thinks she’s the only person in the world to make it), the orange cake (made with almond flour), plus the mango cake in the summer. Fully vegan options available.

Where: Delivery all over Bangalore for a nominal charge

When: A minimum notice of 24 hours is needed

Contact: +91 9731244600

Price: INR 1,000 upwards for 500 gram cakes

Find them on Facebook here.

The Cake Studio

The Cake Studio specialises in novelty decorated cakes with exceptionally intricate designs. Can also ice a pre-baked cake on your behalf.  Candy box cakes for children’s birthday parties (made to look like a box of sweets) are a recent hit.

Where: Delivery via a cab, with the cost borne by the customer. Personal delivery available if the cake requires expert assembly at the venue

When: A minimum of a 24-hours notice is needed. Weekends often booked 2 weeks in advance

Contact: +91 9945214103

Price: INR 1,800 upwards for a 1kg cake  

Find them on Facebook here.

Theresa Varghese

For her baked lemon cheesecake made with a biscuit base. Other specials include Christmas pudding made according to the British recipe, plus birthday cakes with dark chocolate (rather than butter) icing all year round. In short, baking that tastes like it came from your mother’s kitchen!

Where: No delivery – pick up from home in Horamavu

When: A minimum notice of 48 hours is needed.

Contact: +91 9448475516

Price: INR 800/kg upwards

The Sugar Goddess

Pecan bars, chocolate cheesecake, cranberry & white chocolate cookies, plus a deconstructed banoffee pie beautifully served in a jar. You may know Vaishnavi Reddy aka The Sugar Goddess as the signature baker at Spicy Sangria events.

Where: Bangalore wide, on average INR 250

When: A minimum notice of 24-48 hours is needed

Contact: +91 9980024343

PriceINR 120 upwards for cupcakes, INR 2,100 upwards for 1.5kg cakes. 

Find them on Facebook here.

The Love & Crumble Co.

We have already raved about Anutha Shetty’s lovely cookies here. Shetty offers dark chocolate, Nutella, butterscotch and PBJ {peanut butter, jelly} versions of the cookie. Look out for her Brookie, a brownie plus cookie cake, or the Nutella Stuffed Cookie Cake.

Contact: 9845270771 or email

Price: INR 70 per cookie upwards {there is no minimum order}

Follow Anutha on Instagram here.