For Thane-based Suchita Kunder baking happened by chance. Once after seeing an advertisement of baking classes in a newspaper she decided to enrol herself in the workshop. While learning the basics of cake baking, she discovered her creative side. Her love affair for baking cakes started soon after. Presently, Suchita is successfully running Artesano – Cake Art by Suchita, a designing studio in Thane.
We have featured many stories on this platform where we have seen many persons quit their full time jobs to make a career out of their passion. We add one more name – Suchita Kunder in that list today. Today, Suchita is here with us in this session to tell us her inspiring story.
Hi Suchita, glad to have you among us in this session at conflatingVisions. Please tell us a few lines about you.
I am a commerce graduate from Mumbai, now a mother of a five yr old girl child. I spent the early part of my career as a team lead in a corporate BPO before discovering my passion for baking and cake designing.
What inspired you to start baking?
It happened by chance – advertisement in the newspaper about learning basic cake baking. I had nothing to do and decided to attend one baking class. I enjoyed it which led me to try my hand at cake designing. I discovered my creative side and realised I had some talent. One thing led to another and I move from baking and designing for my near and dear ones to being a full-fledged home baker. We recently decided to take it to the next level and be a more professional baker. We have recently opened a designing studio in Thane called Artesano – Cake Art By Suchita.
Tell us about Artesano – Cake Art by Suchita
Well, Artesano is here to change the way you celebrate the special days in your life and make it a memory you shall cherish for a long time. At Artesano, we will transform your thoughts and imagination into something spectacular each time. Artistically and aesthetically designed cakes with utmost attention to taste and design with the best and pure vegetarian ingredients.
What are your signature items?
Fully customised and handcrafted designer cakes for every occasion.
How do you integrate creativity in baking?
Majority of it comes from clients who have something in their minds. Taking that to the next level by suggesting and incorporating ideas brings out the best. Also, I take inspiration from designs by world-renowned bakers and improvise on that.
How big is your customer base?
We have clients from across Mumbai and Thane.
Narrate some of your success stories.
Every positive client feedback or a 4 or 5 star on my FB page even for the simplest of cakes is a success for us. It represents out client satisfaction which is our prime motive.
What are your plans for growth?
We have just launched the studio and working on establishing the business. Learning the tricks of the trade before we plan to expand.
What advice would you like to give to those who want to take up baking as a profession?
Watch, learn, practice and practice again.
If not baking, what do you think you would be doing?
Working for a corporate. Something I did before I started baking.
And, one last question of this session Suchita, if you have had one wish…
I wish to have 2-3 designer studios in Thane 🙂