If your food dreams have always been sweet, enrol at one of these baking classes in Gurgaon. Don your chef’s hat as you master the soufflé, the iconic red velvet or even the humble sponge cake. Don’t forget to lick the cake batter along the way because, let’s face it, that’s the best bit.

Great Desserts Company

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Image courtesy: Great Desserts Company

You’re in good hands with pastry chef Swathi Venkatesan, who has 16 years experience working in the industry. Let her guide you through the basics of baking, intricate cake decoration styles and the tricky talent of tempering chocolate. Currently, the Great Desserts Company is also conducting lots of workshops, so make sure to check those out if you have any niche interests.

Where: Sector 56, Near HUDA market, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre

Contact: +91 9910052668

Fees: Starting at INR 1,500 for a three-hour class; INR 4,500 for a one-day class

For more information, check out the website here.

Piece of Cake Studio

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Image courtesy: Piece of cake

Run by Arjita Chauhan and Purnima Singh, Piece of Cake Studio comes with two large, commercial ovens, state-of-the-art equipment and lots of good vibes. They conduct hands-on classes for children, adults and industry professionals who want to enhance their skill set. The syllabus covers everything from cupcakes, fondant, pies and cookies, so pick up those spatulas already.

Where: E-85, Lower Ground Floor, Suncity, Opposite Suncity Heights, Sector 54

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre

Contact: +91 9560144113

Fees: Starting at INR 1,200 for a three-hour class

Their website should be up and running soon but you can follow them on Facebook here.

Rupali’s Cakecraft & Culinary Arts

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Image courtesy: Rupali’s Cookery Classes

There’s lots on the menu at Rupali Kalra’s institute, established in 2002. From Bundt cakes to macarons, you can fulfill all your Masterchef dreams – one dessert at a time. Plus, they have a well-planned schedule so all you need to do is pick which class you’d like to attend and call them before you show up. Easy as pie.

Where: C-632 Sushant Lok-1; check out the schedule here

Nearest Metro Station: MG Road

Contact: 0124 4366764, or write to rupaliscookery@gmail.com

Fees: Starting at INR 1,500 for a two-and-a-half hour class

The Kitchen Workshop

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Image courtesy: The Kitchen Workshop

The idea behind The Kitchen Workshop is to help budding bakers get a hang of the basics, develop interesting recipes and gradually progress to the more intimidating techniques. Cook up a storm in the kitchen, as you learn to whip up Mexican flan, banana bread and boozy rum balls. Their three-hour classes are scheduled weekly and, if you’d like to join in, you must book your spot two days in advance.

Where: T2 – 13 DLF City Phase – 3

Nearest Metro Station: Guru Dronacharya

Contact: +91 8802002141

Price: On request; depends on what you’re looking to learn

Find more information here.

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