What inspired you to become a chef/baker?

I have always wanted to be one, since I was in school. I guess, I would attribute it to my mother for initiating me into the culinary world.



Is there a chef you admire the most? Who and why?

I really like New York based Ron Ben Israel’s work for his timeless classic beautiful work and for the ultra modern chic work, Moscow based Tortik Anushka’s work.



When are you happiest at work?

When i have the creative freedom to do what i want, when the client leaves it to me.



What have been the key drivers for the success of your journey?

Huge support from my family and my business partner Sharmila. I would like to add that hard work, consistency, and to be able to think out of the box and never ever to compromise on quality are some of the factors.



Do you have any advice for someone wanting to become a chef/baker?

First and foremost, you need the fire in the belly and the passion because being a chef is not as glamorous as it looks on TV. It is a lot of hard work with long hours and a very different life. If you’re up for it, the world is your stage.



ABOUT Ipshita Chakladar | The Hot Pink Cake Studio New Delhi

Ipshita Chakladar is an alumnus of IHM Bangalore. It was all because of Ipshita’s hard work and passion which led her to start a career with the Taj Group of Hotels in its very initial stage and then she moved on to television and her enthusiasm marked her victory on television for more than a decade. She became a professional and successful baker in January 2010.

Ipshita’s bakery studio – The Hot Pink Cake Studio, specializes in cakes which are completely made from scratch and preservative free. All their cakes are designed in-house.

The idea of her cake designs operates on attention to details and the concept of ‘less is more’.

Ipshita’s ‘The Hot Pink Cake Studio’ is based in Delhi and has been rated as one of the top bakers in town by various magazines and portals.

Ipshita has been honored with many awards and recognition during the course of her professional journey as an amazing cake artist.

Her work was published in 2017 in the April edition of Harper’s Bazaar Bride, May edition of Sugar India magazine, and the November edition of Cake Masters India.The Sabyasachi inspired bride, cake topper went viral on social media which includes facebook, the Little Black Book and PopXO. She has been featured as a proclaimed cake artist in Incredible India, in 2017 and 2018 January edition. She has been featured in Gorgeous Cakes of 2017, Cakes Decor and Wedding Cakes of 2017. She has been one of the top six bakers in Delhi in 2014, and also got the opportunity to prepare the cake for the launch of Burger King India.