Anushkumari Anushkew, a 24-year-old software engineer, had no idea how to bake cakes, or even how to make them in the first place.
She has been baking cakes since the age of five and has been making them since she was five years old.
“When I was in college, I had to learn how to cook in a way that is not only safe for the children, but safe for adults,” she says.
“It was a big shock when I started doing it.
I was doing it in front of everyone, in public, because I didn’t want people to see me doing something bad.”
The young woman had never tried baking cakes before, but this time she was determined to make the most out of the opportunity.
After spending most of her free time at home, she made a few cakes.
One day she realised that her first one was missing the tip.
“The tip wasn’t missing,” she recalls.
“I had to find the missing part.
So I found it and took the tip and put it in the cake.”
After making two more cakes, Anushumari went to her parents’ home to bake them.
She knew she had to be good at baking cakes because her parents, who had a history of baking cakes, had asked her to make their cakes.
But it wasn’t enough.
“There were some things that were really hard for me,” she admits.
“When I had done a lot of work on the cakes, the tip wasn�t there.”
Anushka decided to try to improve the recipe.
She used an oil and butter mixture, then put the batter in a large baking tray.
She baked the cakes in a single layer.
After about an hour, the cakes were done.
This was not Anushkin’s first attempt to bake a cake.
She had been baking these cakes in her home for five years when she realised she needed to improve her technique.
So she made some adjustments.
She started with a plain white cake, then made a little bit of icing and put a little more batter on top.
“This made it easier to do the final touch,” she explains.
In addition, she used a smaller pan and more batter to make bigger cakes.
“Instead of making one cake and leaving the rest in the oven, I just put the cake in the fridge and baked it,” she adds.
Anish Kumar is an expert in food baking, and is the author of ‘Dessert Baking: How to Bake Delicious, Homemade Baking Treats, Snacks and More.’
He is also a freelance writer, blogger and social media strategist.
He has been working on his first book, ‘The Best of Indian Food’, and has recently started a new venture, ‘A Kitchen for All Seasons’.