Regina Brett says,
“If baking is any labor at all, it’s a labor of love. A love that gets passed from generation to generation.”
In our #FridayFeature focusing on the #WonderWomen segment, this week we present a baker who chose the profession to maintain a balance between her work and personal life. Meet, Farida Thanawala, home baker and co-founder of Bake Me Happy. Why did she choose a home-based profession instead of a regular job and what led her into baking? Let’s find out in her own words.
“Baking uplifted me in a way that even when I was tired or feeling low, I used to find my happiness via beating and blending of the flour to create a magical final edible. I literally looked forward to the processes, long and short, involved in the process of baking.
So, I guess it was this passion and love for baking which get me into home baking as a profession.
The struggles started way before I took the plunge into baking. I’m a mother to a toddler and we stay in a joint family. Qualification wise, I belong to the travel Industry with a post-graduation in IATA.
However, choosing a career in that line would mean long working hours which would have led to negligence of my family and my child on my part, which I was clear about not wanting to do. So, I chose to be a stay-at-home mother and a few years went by in taking care of home and family.
However, being a career oriented and ambitious soul, something inside me kept tugging me to go further. During my free time as a homemaker, I used to bake for my family and friends, and they used to love my edibles especially the brownies and cakes. This motivated me and the restlessness within me found its home when through the encouragement of my mother and mother-in-law, my sister and I started Bake Me Happy.
Bake Me Happy was started by two sisters Farida and Arwa who belong to the land of Gujarat. It is a concept of premium home baked desserts that serves you fresh desserts right out of the oven and takes care of every minute requirements of clients for their preferred desserts.
The business was discovered by a rare but special and real bond of two sisters from the land of authentic cuisine, a city called Surat.
We have a personal touch to all our specialties as they are curated from best quality ingredients maintaining utmost hygiene and taking into consideration our esteemed client preference. Our wide range of flavour in brownies, cookies and cakes is sure to enhance your taste buds. For all those who love their teatime as much as their me time we have an array of snack/teatime cakes.
My sister of course, over and above being my business partner, is also my biggest supporter and motivator. Besides her, my mentor Mrs. Umaima merchant from lick n frolic has also been very encouraging. The continuous support of my family, especially my mother-in-law, sister-in-law and my husband has also kept me going in my baking journey so far. The journey so far has been overwhelming to say the least. We are about to complete a year soon and the love we have received so far makes it hard to believe as to how we managed to touch so many hearts so soon. Whatever we are and how much ever progress we have made so far, it’s all because of them. The future plan is to expand Bake Me Happy on a Pan India basis. In fact, we have already started delivering cakes, cookies and brownies outside our hometown.
My learning in life is that
“You are never too old to learn anything and irrespective of failures do not look back just keep going and keep growing”
To drop in a message to Farida or to order one of Bake Me Happy’s many delicious desserts, follow the links below: