Ahead of the Enchanted Festival of Stories, we caught up with Divya Sreeji, Founder of De Cakery, to get a little sneak peak into the life of this magician.
When did your love for baking start?
My love for baking started when I was around 12 years old. At the age of 13, my mum bought me my first singer oven.
Why do you think baking is therapeutic?
Baking is a huge stress buster. Once you know the basics, you can try out various new combinations and come out with delicious goodies all the time. I find the whole process very relaxing and calming.
What is the most challenging experience you have had as a professional baker?
I run a designer cake studio and we often do around 15 to 20 orders a day. Ensuring that each and every tiny detail is met and the clients expectations are exceeded is a necessity for each and every cake we do. Sometimes the sheer number of cakes we do can be quite overwhelming.
What do you do to unwind?
I love traveling and I take time out every month to travel with family and friends. My friends say I have gypsy feet, as I can never stay still for long.
What’s your favourite meal like?
I’m a huge foodie and love all sorts of cuisine. My favourites would be Japanese and Kerala cuisines.
What is your advice to parents when it comes to introducing baking as an art to kids?
Baking is a great way to bond with the kids as it’s a fun way for parents and kids to engage together. They can have fun together while teaching the kids about textures and temperatures and the importance of time and accurate measurements
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