We’ve seen a lot of experimental, drop dead gorgeous cakes but none like the ones Ipshita creates. She plays with very Indian motifs and traditions at her bakery-cum-studio, The Hot Pink Cake Studio, in Shahpur Jat and customises to the ‘t’. We dig the miniature edible Bharatnatyam dancers, Sabyasachi bride and grandpas she makes as cake toppers.
An Edible Sabyasachi Bride?! This Baking Genius Puts Lehnga Borders, Jewels & More On Cakes
These Take The Cake
There are many things that set Ipshita’s work apart. In her eight years of working with every kind of ganache and buttercream, she’s mastered the balance between cakes that look and taste equally good.
There’s another thing that strikes you as you scroll down her creations: Her keen attention to detail. She fusses over getting the minutest folds of the bride’s lehenga right or in tracing the exact vintage designs for a tea party cake. Call her the Aamir Khan of the baking world but it’s evident from her designs that nothing that’ll not make you stand up and take notice will ever set foot out of her bakery. She tells us that her vintage tea party cake had edible cake stands and cups with designs she’d recreated from pictures from a bygone era. Similarly, for a mehndi cake, she replicated motifs from a jewellery designer along with using marigold flowers, henna designs and a lehnga border on different tiers. Bonus points for creativity? We think so.
As you’d have noticed, she also takes pride in giving her cakes a very Indian feel. This elephant cake in all its finery is a case in point – this one was done in the gluten-free format.
Into The Maker's Kitchen
We bet you’re drooling on the designs but get this: She insists on making everything from scratch and the fillings are made using only seasonal fruits. Know what this means? You can get a very elaborate cake with the exact pattern and the exact flavour you like. And, if you want to learn how she whips this magic, contact her for baking classes and you’ll be privy to a lot of her secret tips and tricks.
Ipshita needs a 2-day notice if you’re looking at a relatively non-fussy cake but if you’re hitting her with a very specific brief with a long list of demands, she prefers a turnaround time of about a week, especially during the peak season.
The prices for her cakes start at INR 2,600 for a one kg cake. Yes, it’s a little steep but if you want another stunner on your wedding or want your parents to cherish their 25th anniversary cake forever, she needs to be the only choice.
So, We're Saying...
Always want to be a Sabyasachi bride? Well, now you can be one… On a cake.
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The Hot Pink Cake Studio
- Nearest Metro Station: HAUZ KHAS