Avi's Cake Studio in Hyderabad offers some delicious theme bakes
How about you get a slice of your imagination in a piece of cake? Well, this might sound a bit zany but Avi’s cake studio in Ameerpet, a home-based start-up, offers TV drama-inspired creations to satisfy your sugar rush. From teetering enormous Cinderella’s royal castle to bite-sized cupcakes, the creations are at times too pretty to dig into. For Vaishnavi Iyer Choudhary, a homemaker-turned-baker, the idea of serving theme-based cakes is to give life to the imagination of her clients. “It is not just about baking but to get on the table what the client wants,” she says, happy with the progress of her venture as she recently launched her website.
What makes cakes from this stand out is that one can personalise it. Be it a birthday, bridal shower, house-warming, bachelorette or anniversary, you get a chance to put the key features of the celebration or peculiar interests of your loved ones on the cake. Vaishnavi recollects an array of quirky cakes she baked for her clients. “A while ago, my client wanted a cake for his sister’s birthday. He was keen on depicting what his sister is really like – so the cake was carved in a form of a bedroom where her eyes are glued to a TV set while relaxing in her cozy cot,” says the 34-year-old. What’s more, the baker herself delivers the cake to her client’s doorstep.
The theme-based cakes are available in a variety of flavours including chocolate truffle, red velvet, assorted fruit, caramel, butterscotch, almond, lemon and white chocolate. They are neatly foiled with sugar paste to mould them into structures. For chocolate connoisseurs, the gooey truffle cake with the creamy icing is your best bet. If you want to move away from the regular flavours, then give a shot to lemon cake a shot. The zing of lemon with the decadent fresh cream on top can get addictive.
Beer bottles ‘n’ casinos
The popular frosting choices which top the cakes come in butter cream, chocolate, white chocolate, whipped ream,cream cheese and other variants. While the cake and frosting form the base, the handmade props serve as a feast to the eyes. From a combination of sugar paste, edible food colours with a stroke of air brush – Vaishnavi has created everything from models of casinos, beer bottles and bangles to books. In case, you are planning to treat your tiny tots to a sugary surprise, opt for the designer cupcakes. For those who can’t get enough of their favourite shows and characters, cakes based on themes such as Angry Bird, Game of Thrones, Spiderman and Pokemon, would be perfect. The delicious twist of cake and creams that follows in every serving of Avi’s cake studio makes each bite worth relishing.
Designer cupcakes start from Rs 100 onwards and theme-based ones are priced at Rs 2,000 and above