Published: 11th October 2017
For the love of all that is sweet, check out Sameeksha Agarwal's Eiffel of Cakes
Hyderabad-based Sameeksha doesn't just bake cakes for the sake of it, she creates masterpieces with them
What do you want to get into?" Sameeksha Agarwal's mother asked her last year after she graduated with a Mass Communication and Journalism degree from St Francis College for Women, Hyderabad. Her heart screamed baking and that's exactly what she did. In August of last year, Eiffel of Cakes was born in the 22-year-old’s kitchen. While she is self-taught, she managed to make a few connections with chefs in Melbourne and Sydney, who were kind enough to help her out.
I am very shy, but my work requires me to talk to people and so far it's been a great learning experience
For Sameeksha, baking is more than just carefully measuring ingredients and putting it all together; for her, baking is an art and she ensures that each of her creations are distinct and a masterpiece on their own. She doesn't take more than four orders per week and spends a day to design them and another to flawlessly execute them. "I draw inspiration from everything that is around me — nature, paints, colours, anything and everything," says the passionate baker. And the need for interacting with clients has tuned this shy girl into a confident one.
Best bakes: One of Sameeksha's creations
Currently, Sameeksha has no plans of upscaling her company, not even hiring more hands. She even manages her own social media. "I want to upscale my designs though; learn the ways of international bakers, understand their designs...," she trails of. She is also working on a book, she says, whenever she isn’t slogging away to create her labour of love. And when she mentions another idea that she is toying with, one of starting a café with her mother, who likes interior designing, our salivary glands awaken at the prospect of her cakes.
Mud mania: All her creations are mud cakes and though they are extremely difficult to bake, they are great in flavour, she informs us
Before we bid goodbye, our curiosity gets the better of us and we ask her why the name Eiffel of Cakes. She laughs and confesses, “Eiffel, for me, stands for home. It’s where I find my peace and where everything makes sense.” Sounds familiar, we think.
Sweet nothings: Cupcakes by Sameeksha Agarwal
Check out her creations at https://www.instagram.com/sameeksha6/