If you are a foodie then living in Chennai is nothing less than a heavenly experience – there is some new and exciting to try almost every day. And if you have a sweet tooth, you are guaranteed to devour the bakeries in the city. Over the years, the bakery scene in Chennai has expanded to include flavours, textures, and dessert varieties from the world over. Also, there is a changing trend favouring home bakers over bakeries who deliver freshly baked theme cakes to your home. We’ve put together the list of popular home bakers in Chennai who can very well cater to your sweet tooth.
Maaria Kulsum, founder of Cafe Adoniya, is one of the most renowned cake artists in India. The couture cake studio has 3 branches in Chennai. Though Cafe Adoniya showcases a huge variety of scrumptious bakery products and desserts, Maria specializes in amazing customized theme cakes. She meticulously involves herself in the design & execution of all the custom cake requests. Maria is also the founder & co-editor of Sugar, India’s first cake art magazine and frequently conducts workshops across India & even abroad.
Locations: Besant Nagar, Chetpet, Alwarpet
Contact: 044 24466488
Bakeman Begins is a home-based venture by Karthika Sravanthi., a young entrepreneur with a passion for food and art. With formal training from one of the prestigious culinary institutions in the world, Le Cordon Bleu London, she and her small team cater to the dessert fantasies of Chennaites. They are well-known for their stunning designer cakes, which are made-to-order for varied occasions and events. Bakeman Begins specializes in bespoke designs for extravagant wedding bashes in different flavours.
Address: No 4/2, 49th Street, Ashok Nagar, Chennai 600083
Contact Number: 9566140988
The Kuki Jar
Founder Kuki Ravindran’s global exposure to different cultures and cuisines during her tenure at British Airways is evident in her baking venture The Kuki Jar. Though she supplies desserts to restaurants and events in the city, she enjoys making customized cakes for special occasions. She believes in using only the best recipes and the finest ingredients to create dishes as if made for her own family. Likewise, healthy goodies and rich desserts are her specials. Make sure to try their Caribbean rum cake and cinnamon roll.
Location: Valmiki Nagar, Chennai 600041
Contact Number: 96000 55766
For years food connoisseur and blogger Divya Ninan-Eapen’s blog Tangerine’s Kitchen has been a treasure trove of carefully selected recipes and tips. She recently reinvented her brand as a top quality baker for customized cakes. The products from Tangerines are not only delicious but also consistent in quality and flavour. As a result, Divya’s clients are her primary source of marketing. Moreover, they have a collection of customized, gourmet cakes specially made for occasions like birthdays, weddings, etc. And while you are in their store, don’t forget to try the French macarons and the crunchy cookies.
Address: 18, 4th St, Seetha Nagar, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600034
Contact Number: 9840121023
Bake My Day
Probably one of the youngest home bakers in Chennai, Samyuktha Vale, sold her cakes while she was just in school. Interestingly, she declined several job offers that came her way after graduating only to take up baking full time. This young and talented baker can give any professional baker a run for their money. She is completely self-taught through online videos and tutorials. Bake My Day has a range of products from customised fondant birthday cakes, cupcakes, dessert tables, cookies and quiche, though her personal favourite is the vanilla pound cake.
Address: 2, Tas Enclave, AK Block, Anna Nagar West, Chennai
Contact Number: 9884695954
Yums The Word
Naveena, an MBA in Finance and Marketing, eventually chose her passion for baking through her venture – Yums The Word. And a smart decision we must say as Yums The Word has certainly been a hot pick for cakes among Chennaites! Delivering customized cakes, cupcakes etc of all sizes and kind, it caters to all types of dessert fantasies that your little one may have! Find an excuse to indulge in the super tasty cakes from Yums The Word!
Location: Chetpet, Chennai
Contact Number: 078454 48830
The Dessert Hut
It took some time for Azeema Shahul, founder of The Dessert Hut before she realized that nothing makes her happier than baking. Consequently, she started The Dessert Hut in 2015 with a vision to offer fresh bakes n bites in unique flavours and textures for the sweet lovers in the city. It has a selection of desserts, moist cakes, chocolate truffles etc. Similarly, the elegant packaging of customized baskets and boxes is indeed adorable. The personalized touch makes it a great gift option for loved ones.
Location: Kodambakkam, Chennai
Fresh Baked Goodness
A student of Yogic Science, Meghana Karthik, had a lucrative career as an assistant director in films. However, being the impatient soul that she is, Meghana turned her love for baking into a full-time profession. Initially, it was only weekend baking to get away from her otherwise hectic schedule. Her weekend bake sales were a major hit and so Fresh Baked Goodness was born in 2012. Her skills and recipes are highly influenced by the Euro style. Though they do a variety of customized products, eggless and vegan confectioneries are her speciality. Most popular among them is the six-layered chocolate cake, Theobroma.
Furthermore, she does not use colours or artificial agents.
Address: New 22, Old 40, 3rd Street, East Abhiramapuram, Mylapore, Chennai 600004
Contact Number: 09962104626
Keerthana Pasupathy of Choco Philla has many feathers in her cap. From being an ex-Radio jockey to dubbing artist to a celebrated emcee, her career story is as colourful as it can be. However, being a hardcore food lover, she found her true calling as a baker. Choco Philla started off as a homemade chocolate business in 2011 but owing to the demand for fresh-bakes, bakery products were subsequently added to their offering. Some of their signature products include Jamuni vanilla cupcake, rose milk cake, a variety of bread among others.
The Bakers Nook
The Baker’s Nook by food enthusiast Sundari Saritha Subramaniam is a popular bakery brand in Chennai Though she has had her trysts in the food business previously, it was the FB group Home Bakers Guild that inspired her to take up baking professionally again. After sharpening her skills at several workshops on cake decoration, fondant modelling etc, she started The Bakers Nook in 2014. Since then there has been no looking back and she has been spreading smiles and joy through her cakes! Treat your kids with their yummy cake pops, dessert jars and muffins.
Address: 6/358, C-Sector, Anna Nagar West Extension, Chennai 600101
Contact Number: 098848 41414
The Bakers Box
What started off as a sheer curiosity of baking, The Baker’s Box by Vedhavalli is one of the most liked home bakers in Chennai. In a short span of 4years, her baking skills have garnered her fan base who vouch for her delicious cakes. As a matter of fact, The Baker’s Box has served clients from almost all over Chennai for different ocassions. From customised cakes to cupcakes and brownies to cookies, they offer a range of delicious desserts. Don’t miss out on their Red Velvet cake!
Address: 3rd trust cross street, Mandavelipakkam, Chennai 600028
Contact Number: 9884013575
Nazia established Indulgence as a platform to showcase her creative talents. As she was always interested in artwork, baking became an ideal canvas to do so. As a matter of fact, her cakes stand out as she uses the best-in-class tools & techniques to ensure quality and excellence. But she feels the efforts that she puts into her creations are worth every bit if her customers are happy and satisfied. Indulge yourself in the heavenly cakes and desserts designed and created to perfection by Nazia
Address: 15/13, CIT Nagar West, CIT Nagar, Chennai 600035
Contact Number: 99400 35456
Now that you know where to order yummy birthday cakes for your kids next birthday party, do let us know which is your favourite. If you are looking for more ideas and inspirations for your next event, follow our blog section on our website or write to us in the comment section below.
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