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10+ Awesome Gifts for your Entrepreneur Friends

Entrepreneurs (startup and small business owners) are a rare breed. They are risk-takers, hustlers, and mostly, workaholics. They are so focussed on getting things done that they rarely have time to spend on shopping for themselves.

If you have a friend who fits the description above, you've come to the right place. Our teams of creative bakers, cake decorators, customer service representatives, accountants, delivery personnel are all entrepreneurs at heart. We've brainstormed to curate a list of the best gifts that you can gift to the special entrepreneur friends in your life.

7 Perks of Gifting Cakes Online in Gurgaon

Ecommerce has grown at a rapid pace in Gurgaon in the last few years. Today, from shopping for clothes to electronics, groceries to fresh meat – Gurgaonites do everything online. Yet, a large number of people are still apprehensive about ordering cake online in Gurgaon.

If you’re one among those who haven’t yet placed an online cake order in Gurgaon, let us tell you the benefits of gifting cakes online. Here are seven reasons why gifting cake online is better than shopping at local bakeries:

12 Awesome Ideas to Make a Quarantine Birthday Special

You may be stuck at home! But, you can still make a birthday memorable!

Birthday parties are always special. It doesn’t matter whether you’re 1 or 100, birthdays celebrate the passing of another fabulous trip around the sun. It’s a great way to gather friends and family and dig into yummy birthday cakes, colourful candies and enjoy having fun with your loved ones.

But, this year, birthday parties and birthday cakes in Gurgaon are certainly different. We have to adjust our birthday celebrations for the new normal of – socially distanced get-togethers. With party halls shut down, you may have to do with celebrating at home, with just a handful of friends and family members.

Unique Gifts for RakshaBandhan 2020 – DIY Baking Kits for the Master Baker at Home

Bake with your brother on RakshaBandhan and watch him flashing the biggest smile ever!

Hello readers! RakshaBandhan is just a couple of weeks away. This year, the celebration falls on Monday, 3rd August. Are you wondering what to gift your adorable bhai? Bored of the same ol’ gifts? Break away from the clichéd giftingc routine – no more coffee mugs that say, “The World’sBest Brother,” or a photo frame.

Indian festivals are a medley of tradition, colour, fun and of course delicious food. On RakshaBandhan, it’s common practice for brothers and sisters to feed each other with sweets and desserts. As you get ready to pamper your sibling, we present you a unique gift to share with each other. This year, we suggest that you do something that your brother will never expect!

Best Rakhi Cakes in Gurgaon that you can get delivered at your Doorstep in Gurgaon

RakshaBandhan is one of those unique celebrations in India that transcend religion and is widely celebrated across the country's length and breadth. Traditionally, RakshaBandhan is celebrated on the full-moon day in the month of Shravan, according to the Hindu calendar. This year, Rakhi falls on Monday, 3rd August. With just a couple of weeks left, it’s time to start planning your Rakhi celebrations.

It celebrates and cherishes the special bond between siblings. Having a brother or sister to grow up is one of the most precious joys of life. When you have a brother/sister, you are guaranteed a pal for life. Irrespective of whether you're 10 or 50, you can be sure that you can lean on your brother/sister when life gets tough. You are assured that they always have your back.

The word "RakshaBandhan" translates to "Thread of protection." The tradition of tying rakhi on your brother's wrist on this auspicious day symbolises the bond of love, protection, and security enjoyed by siblings.

The Best & Creative Rakhi Gift Ideas for 2020 without Leaving your Home

"The bond between a brother and sister is the truest form of love, friendship, and family."

"A sibling is your first true friend – they will always be around, no matter where you go or whatever happens."

With Rakhi around the corner, it’s time to shower some love and pamper your brother or sister. This year, Rakhi falls on 3rd August 2020. It's time to start preparing your Rakhi gift hampers. With the Coronavirus-induced lockdowns, curfews, and social distancing, it may not be possible to step outside and search your neighbourhood mall for the best gifts in town.

DIY Cupcake Kit – An Interesting Gift Choice for all Ages & all Occasions

Is a loved one’s birthday coming up? Looking to gift something out of the ordinary? How about a gift that’s both memorable and delicious?

If you’re like us, then you have spent hours drooling over pretty cupcake video tutorials on YouTube. Making your first cupcake can feel quite daunting. Worry not! We’ve got your back.

Presenting you our latest product – DIY cupcake kits

How to host a Fun Virtual Birthday Party while you’re Social Distancing

Just because you're social distancing doesn't mean you cannot host a kick-ass birthday celebration! Read on for tips on how to conduct a memorable virtual birthday party this year.

A birthday is always special. A special first birthday, a sweet 16 celebration, or a 50th birthday gathering – regardless of the milestone, birthdays are memorable celebrations to cherish with friends and family.

With the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing norms – it's not possible to have your usual birthday celebrations. No inviting friends to your place, no dinners out with family, and no parties at a kid’s play area.

Celebrate Father’s Day 2020 with the Best Cakes in Gurgaon

"A father doesn't tell you he loves you. He shows you."

A father is a pillar in a child’s life. Whether you’re 10 or 30, you know that you can always rely on your father – for emotional support and the right guidance. This year, Father’s Day falls on 21st June. It’s time to show your love and gratitude to your father.

This Father’s Day, don’t stop with just wishing him on Facebook or Whatsapp. Instead, send him a yummy cake delivered right at his doorstep, anywhere in Gurgaon. Don’t stop with wishing your dad. Don’t forget to celebrate your grand-father, father-in-law and all other father figures in your life. Show them how much them mean to with a freshly-made cake designed in their favourite flavours.

Have you Tried these Viral “Quarantine” Baking Trends Yet?

Stay at home orders has meant different things for different people. It has added stress for the working parents as they had to juggle office duties while trying to homeschool and entertain the kids. For the binge-watchers, with no parties and social events, it's more of screen time. For the craft-o-holics, it was all about trying their hands at new hobbies.

Whether you spent the entire quarantine in your pajamas or you were one of those busy-bods who organised every minute of your quarantine schedule – there's no escaping one universal trend. Yes, welcome to the world of quarantine baking.

Stuck at home due to Covid-19? Learn how to make the "Bestest" Brownies Ever

2020 has been a tumultuous year. As the novel Covid-19 virus spreads across the world, more and more people are staying put inside their homes. You may belong to the high-risk category, work from home, or voluntarily choose to limit contact with others. Spending so much time cooped indoors can get tedious and tiring. But then quarantine has inspired some serious creativity, and people are taking up new hobbies.

Baking during these overwhelming times is indeed a huge stress-buster. Baking is comforting and indulging. What can beat the joy of baking with your family and indulging in your delicious creations, as you gather around the table?

How are we adapting to Covid-19? An Update from Gurgaon Bakers

At the time of writing this article, the Coronavirus is still spreading fast across the country and in several parts of the globe. The economic and social impact of the virus can be assessed only after we have managed to successfully contain it. The UNCTAD (the trade body of the UN) has predicted that the Covid-19 pandemic will slowdown growth across sectors and wipe off 1 trillion dollars from the global economy.

While the situation seems gloomy, it's not all doom. Slowly, businesses are reopening, and the spirit of positivity and hope remains high among our community and countrymen.

What Birthday Cake is perfect for your Zodiac Sign?

Everyone loves cake. Whether you’re celebrating a loved one’s first birthday or 100th birthday, cakes are the centrepiece of all celebrations. Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, parties – cakes make everything special.

Contrary to widespread assumption, cakes are not a western import. Every culture has its own version of the cake. Moon cakes from China, Sachertorte from Austria and more – cakes are intricately linked to our traditions, culture and celebrations.

Add More Colour & Flavour to your Celebrations with our Range of Colourful Holi Cakes

'Spring is in the air, and that means only one thing for Indians – it's time to rejoice with Holi! The Festival of colours, fun and frolic. Holi is one of those Indian festivals that transcends all boundaries. From the North to the South, people of all religions and ages come together to embrace the joy and beauty of the blooming spring season.

Lovin’ from the Oven: This Valentine’s Day, Treat your Loved Ones to the Tastiest Treats in Gurgaon

It’s the time of roses and love. Skip the teddy bear and greeting cards, and shower your loved one with delicious, fresh-baked goodies. There are plenty of ways to treat your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. But, what’s better than expressing your sweet love, with gifts that include a little sugar?

At Gurgaon Bakers, our bakers have been extremely busy the last few weeks, planning the best Valentine’s Treats in Gurgaon. Our talented pool of bakers and cake decorators have created the best Valentine’s Day gifts for 2020. We have an extensive menu with our classics as well as new delectable treats. Whether you're happily married, dating, or single and ready to mingle, these sweet treats will add some yumminess to your Valentine's Day celebrations.

Check out our exclusive creations that will make even Cupid fall in love:

Bake Together: The Ultimate Way to strengthen your relationship this Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Wondering what to gift your loved one? Bored of the same ol’ greeting cards, red roses and a fancy dinner? How about doing something that you have never done before?

This Valentine’s Day, take a break from the regular gifting roulette and strengthen your relationship by getting your hands dirty in the kitchen. It’s time to don your aprons and bakers’ hats and bake yummy treats with your loved one.

5 Easy Cupcake Decorating Ideas to Create Eye-Candy Cupcakes

Here, at Gurgaon Bakers, the leading customised cake shop in Gurgaon, our team of bakers love decorating cupcakes. Dainty flowers, big swirls, fondant toppers – we have quite a few tricks up our sleeve for creating picture-perfect and tasty cupcakes. While it may seem complicated, decorating cupcakes are a breeze, with our secrets.

Here, in this guide, we share with you some of our top decorating tips for creating beautiful cupcakes for all occasions.

4 Magical Reasons why Cupcakes are the Perfect Gifts for New Year

It’s the most magical season of the year. And, with the new decade on the horizon, it’s extra special. With the holiday season in full swing, here at Gurgaon Bakers we understand your holiday stress. It’s time to find the perfect gift for your colleagues – co-workers, team mates and of course, your boss.

Wondering what to gift all these special people in your work life? Gurgaon Bakers to your rescue.

Your relationship with your colleague is quite complicated. You can’t be too close and at the same, you can’t stay away from them too. There is always a fine line in the relationship. You need extra care when you buy presents for colleagues. It can't be personal and at the same time, it needs to be special too. A postcard or greeting card is too personal while a book is too common.

4 Reasons to Opt for Online Cake Delivery for your Next Celebration

In 2019, ecommerce has become part and parcel of our daily lives. Whether you’re ordering your next meal or purchasing furniture for your home – everything is done online with just a few taps and clicks. And, not to forget – online payments have come a long, long way in the last few years. Today, you can securely store your card details and complete the payments in just a few seconds. Better still, you can order online and pay for it offline, if you so desire.

With everything available online, why should ordering your birthday or anniversary cake any different? Here, in this guide, we take a look at some of the top reasons why you should order cake online for your next celebration.

10 Birthday Cakes that Your Children will Love to the Moon and Back

What’s a birthday without cake? And, that too kids’ birthday parties are all the more special, ain’t it? Children start counting the days to their birthday from months ahead. With them so excited for their special day, what better way to make it all the more memorable than with cake?

Here, we list out some creative birthday cake ideas kids. Take inspiration from our list and make your child’s special day memorable for years to come.

Get your Special Memories printed on your Cake with Tasty Photo Cakes from Gurgaon Bakers

Have you ever wondered?

  • How do bakers print photographs on cakes?
  • What type of printer do they use? And, how is the ink made?
  • Can you make photo cakes at home?
  • Which is the best bakery for photo cakes in Gurgaon?

Here in this guide, we answer all these questions one by one. Let’s get started.

Photo cakes one of the biggest cake trends in 2019. It’s in high demand for all celebrations – birthday parties, anniversaries, congratulatory dinners, and more. In a photo cake, the photo of the special guest of honour is printed on it. It’s a unique way of expressing love, and the most interesting part is that you can eat the cake. It’s completely edible and enjoyable.

As they say, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” photos on cake express your love and happiness more than wordings.

Why the heck is Red Velvet Cake so Famous? Let’s find out now

Red velvet – I am sure just by hearing the name of the cake, you want to have a huge slice right now. It’s one of the most popular cake choices right now. From professional bakers to home bakers, everyone is baking it. Red velvet is immensely popular not just with kids, but also with adults. It’s a universal favourite and appeals to all age groups.

A couple of years back, red velvet was the popular choice for anniversaries. Today, it’s being ordered for birthday parties, kitty parties as a pastry and more. If you have ever wondered why this cake is so popular, it’s origins, how is it made – you can find answers to all these questions today.

Here, in this blog, we share with you interesting tidbits about this ruby-coloured cake and also reveal the secret for the best place to order red velvet cake online in Gurgaon (psst…that’s us, Whatsapp us at +91-989-9988-185 to satisfy your red velvet cravings).

Amazing Cake Flavour & Frosting Combinations to Delight Your Taste Buds

Parties and celebrations are incomplete without cakes. When it comes to serving cakes at your special event – there are no hard rules. You can serve any flavour that you like, designed in any shape. There is no such thing as the one, best cake flavour – it all depends on the occasion, the preferences of the guests, the event style and more.

With that said, the truth is that not all cake flavours go well together. Some flavour combinations taste better than others. Worry not, Gurgaon Bakers comes to your rescue. As the leading party cake bakers in Gurgaon, we have plenty of experience and expertise with flavour combinations. You can order cakes online and have them delivered at your doorstep anywhere in Gurgaon.

Here, in this guide, we give you the list of best cake flavours that go well together. We’ve included some traditional flavour combos – these work for all taste preferences, as well as some modern flavour combos for those who would like to experiment.

Its time for celebrations,

So the time of celebrations & festivals have arrived. This October lets enjoy all the festivals with variety of gift hampers from Gurgaon Bakers. Be it doting husbands who want to pamper their wife this Karwachauth or relatives & friends visits during Diwali or more so dear brothers visiting their sisters on Bhai Dooj, Gurgaon Bakers can customize the gift hampers for every occasion & pocket.

In Search for the Perfect Wedding Cake? Here’s What you Should Know before Going Cake Hunting

The question has been popped, and you have said “yes”! The real roller coaster ride starts now, and you must be going through a whirlwind of emotions.

Not just internally, plenty is going on outside as well. Endless lists to sort out and myriad things to plan – choosing the venue, theme of the event, colour co-ordinated outfits, the honeymoon, the guest list, and plenty more.

Among all the million things you’ve got to plan – the wedding cake occupies centre stage (literally and figuratively). When your guest arrives to wish you on your big day, you will want to treat them to a yummy cake.

This Festive Season, Switch Regular Khoya Sweets for Dry Cakes and Wow your Friends and Family

Sweets play an important role in Indian festivals. No festival is complete without our favorite laddoos, gulab jamuns, and rasagullas. Whenever we think about Indian sweets, we can't control our appetite. Usually, sweets are made at home, but nowadays with hectic schedules, we depend on the local mittaiwala shop for sweets. Have we ever thought about the hygiene of the sweets made? I am sure the answer would be a big no.

Though the sweets are arranged neatly in a pleasing manner, it’s not all that good.

Menu Update: Check out our List of New Flavours for Fall

Celebrate a fall birthday with the coolest flavours of this season!

In our opinion, fall aka autumn is the most charming of all seasons. The hot sultry days of summer are over, the air is cooler, there’s a pep in everyone’s step. Not too cold like winter or too hot like summer, fall is the Goldilocks of seasons.

What better way to make the most favourite season all the better than by celebrating a fall birthday? If you’ve got a fall birthday coming up in your family, this guide’s just perfect for you. We’ve got some of the best fall birthday cake ideas lined up here. Pick the one that you love and enjoy this magical season.

What’re the online bakeries with the most variety of cakes and cookies you can order online?

I don’t know about other cities, but in Gurgaon, it’s undoubtedly, Gurgaon Bakers. I have personally ordered two cakes with them – one for my husband’s birthday and another for my daughter’s birthday. Both times, I was pleased with the taste of the cakes and the services they offered.

Gurgaon Bakers have plenty of choices for online cake delivery in Gurgaon. You can browse their site to get an idea of all the types of cakes, cookies and other baked treats they offer. Some of their best-selling cakes include designer cakes for children, wedding cakes, photo cakes, anniversary cakes, and more.

What I like about this bakery is that they also offer regular cakes like tea cakes and jar cakes that can be ordered online. These make for great snacks and work well for kitty parties and other informal gatherings you have at home.

Send Raksha Bandhan Gift Hampers Online with Gurgaon Bakers

A brother or sister is a friend God gave you for life.

Here, at Gurgaon Bakers, we believe that all relationships are special. Be it the bond between a mother and a daughter, the bond between a grandparent and grandchild, the relationship between friends – all relationships hold a special place in our heart.

But, there are a few relationships that are extra special and need to be cherished. We are talking about the bond between a brother and a sister. The bond between the sister and brother is difficult to be explained in words.

To celebrate this special relationship, here in India, we celebrate Raksha Bandhan, a day to cherish all brothers and sisters. This year, at Gurgaon bakers, we make Raksha Bandhan 2019 all the more special with our exciting gift hampers.

Which Cake Flavour Should I Order for my First Wedding Anniversary?

It has been one year since you said “yes” and you would be re-living all the memories of the big day with your dear one. If your marriage is an arranged marriage, then the first wedding anniversary would be more special because it would be one year since you got to know each other. You would have grown closer with your dear one over the last 365 days.

And, it’s time to express your love to your dear one on this special day. Wondering how to make your first wedding anniversary all the more special?

The first wedding anniversary is a special event in any couple’s life. And, the day is incomplete without a wedding anniversary cake, gifts and plenty of cuddles.

Any special occasion, be it a birthday, Christmas, Diwali, anniversary is incomplete without cakes. Here, at Gurgaon Bakers, we believe,

A party without a cake is not a party but just a meeting.

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Make Your Child’s Birthday Cake Memorable with Super Easy Cake Decorating Tips

Your child's birthday is fast approaching, and you want to make the day most memorable for your little one. You wish to pull out all stops to bring a huge smile on your child’s face. You’ve figured out the theme, sorted out the party décor, kids meals, return gifts, etc., but you are scared to handle the main event of the day – baking and decorating your child’s birthday cake.

And, “a party without cake is just a meeting!”

Perfection is not the secret ingredient in cake making; it’s the love that you present, that matters more. While a picture-perfect cake is important at any birthday party, but it is not all the party about. It’s more about making the day special with some sweet memories.

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5 Epic Cakes for a Summer Birthday

Let’s show a little love for the summer babies. Having a summer birthday is a gift; you don't have to worry about test papers, exams or anything else. Most of your friends would be at home in the holidays. You can have a great party at the poolside or in a park, or at home.

Summer is a great time to celebrate a birthday. You have a good chance of enjoying the sunshine, warm weather and can host an epic birthday party for your loved one. Who doesn't enjoy a poolside party or summer house party with birds chirping? To add to the celebrations, we present you with some amazing cakes for a summer birthday.

If you are in search of the best birthday cake in Gurgaon, we have some amazing yummy cakes from Gurgaon Bakers. You can trust us with the cake for the most special day of the year we will leave no stone unturned to make it a great one.

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How Far in Advance Can I Bake a Cake?

You just said, yes!! Hooray, you are getting married. It's is going to be one of the most beautiful days of your life. You want everything to be perfect. From your hair to the knee, everything is just the way you want. All your well-wishers are there in the venue to shower their blessings; the cake has not arrived. You get a call from your baker that he/she needs more time to bake your cake.

That’s one of the worst nightmares of a bride.

It’s your darling daughter’s birthday. You have spent hours setting up the place, getting the return gifts ready, and you have a dozen pre-schoolers waiting to kick-start the birthday celebrations. But, alas, the cake is still in the oven! It isn’t ready yet!

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Why Are We The No. 1 Site For Designer Cakes in Gurgaon?

Usually, we buy a cake for our dear one's birthday or any special occasion. We wait eagerly for the day of the occasion, visit a bakery near us and choose the cake from the display. Add a message and surprise them Ta-da!!

You get your cake but wait it's not simple as it sounds. You have to search for a baker in the local market and to park your vehicle (hope there is a parking space). Apart from that, you have to be nimble enough to travel with your special cake in heavy dusty traffic and pray to all the Gods hoping that your cake reaches the venue in one piece!

Does that sound like a tough job?

Yes, it does, if we can order clothes online in just a few taps or clicks, why shouldn’t we order cake online? Yes, now you can order your cake online!

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Remember These 5 Tips before Ordering A Custom Cake for Your Big Day

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Which Wedding Cake Should I Order?

We’re serving wedding cake tips that no one tells you!

The question has been popped. You’ve said YES! And, your nearest and dearest are all excited. The date has been finalized! And, there are a million details to plan. In today’s guide, we help you plan and order the perfect wedding cake. Let’s get started.

Even if you know nothing about wedding cakes (other than that they are soooo pretty and yummy), the more informed you are about flavours, styles, and wedding cake delivery, the better your decisions. Continue reading to pick the perfect wedding cake.

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Ingenious Germ-free Ways to Blow Out Candles on a Birthday Cake

Recently, we came across a news article that states that you should reconsider accepting the slice of cake served to you at birthday parties. As avid cake lovers, that was like a bolt out of the blue for us. After all, who in the whole world would reject a piece of yummy birthday cake, topped with delicious icing?

The news article stated the results of a study by a team of researchers from Clemson University, in South Carolina. According to the study, researchers found that blowing out birthday candles on a cake, increased the bacteria count on the cake by a whopping 1400%.

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The Shining Truth about Edible Glitter

Are those Shiny Glitters on Your Cakes Safe to Eat?

Glitter cupcakes, glitter churros, glitter lattes, glitter milkshakes, and even rainbow glitter pizza – glitters have taken the world over by storm. People are reaching out to sparkly foods to win likes on Instagram.

As the trend of glittery foods takes off, skeptics want to know whether they are actually safe to eat? The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) released a statement asking people to eat glittery foods with caution and to use only glitters that are marked safe for edible usage. Here, in today’s post, we share the good and bad about this latest food trend.

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All That You Need to Know About Delivering Cakes Safely

Ok, you have spent hours – planning, designing and creating a gorgeous edible masterpiece cake. Now, comes the final hour – the nerve-wracking process of delivering it safely from your kitchen to the venue. While delivering a cake may seem simple at first glance, there’s more to it than meets the eye.

You need to plan carefully, every tiny inch of the transit to avoid any mishaps. Additionally, you need to have the right tools on hand to save last minute accidents that may occur. Worry not, today we give you a comprehensive guide on delivering cakes safely.

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Mastering Meringue

Made with just two ingredients – egg whites and sugar, meringue requires minimal efforts, but the results are spectacular!!

Meringue is one of those goodies that looks incredibly simple but requires an expert hand to get it right. Join us, as we help you master meringue with these simple tips.

What are the Types of Meringue?

The three main types of meringue are:

  • French Meringues – This is the most common type of meringue and is the easiest. It’s made with just egg whites and sugar.
  • Italian Meringues – This method involves pouring the hot sugar syrup into your egg whites.
  • Swiss Meringues – This uses the same ingredients as French meringues, but you need to whip up these ingredients on top of a hot water bath, thereby forming fluffy and whipping light peaks.
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12 Essential Hardware Store Supplies that You Can Find in Our Kitchen

Do you drool over the spectacular tiered-cakes you see in our gallery? Wondering how we manage to stack up delicate layers of fluffy cakes to create edible masterpieces? Here, in today’s post, we show you a sneak peek of the “secret” hardware tools that we use here in our kitchens, at Gurgaon Bakers.

We can read what’s running on your minds right now – hardware tools in a baking kitchen? What do hardware tools have to do with cake decorating? After all, don’t you just need a mixer and a balloon whisk?

Yes, while we have cupboards of regular cake decorating tools, we also depend on some hardware store finds from time to time. These tools are used for a range of purposes from providing cake support to adding that perfect finishing touch. We show you some of the “out-of-ordinary” tools that we store in our pantry.

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16 Popular Cake Trends that Were a Huge Hit in 2018

Just like fashion, trends in cakes change from year to year. As we come to the end of 2018, let’s take a look at the most popular cake trends that dominated our social media feeds in 2018. Scroll on for gorgeous cakes that look like they should belong in a museum.

1. Botanical Flavours

Move over fruity flavours. 2018 was all about floral notes. From rose, lavender to hibiscus and others, this year there were plenty of cakes using flowers not just for decorating but to add to the flavour. Flower power adds a subtle yet mysterious botanical flavour to regular everyday cakes transforming them into something truly delectable, and a treat for the taste buds.

2. Healthy Cakes

The healthy baking trend has caught on big time in 2018. In fact, healthy baking became the “new normal,” and everyone from home bakers to major food magazines was jumping in on this bandwagon. More and more bakers are swapping sugar, flour, and butter for healthier alternatives.

The Ultimate List of the Most Creative and Unique Birthday Party Themes

The Ultimate List of the Most Creative and Unique Birthday Party Themes

Is a loved one’s birthday coming up? Don’t settle for the same old balloons and party hats! Instead, get creative with this list of the most creative and unique birthday party themes that are trending right now.

We know deciding on the theme for a birthday party is a huge challenge. This is why, we’ve collected some of the most interesting themes around, to help you and your guests enjoy the big day.

And, for the most awesome themed birthday cakes in Gurgaon , you know where to turn. Just specify your birthday theme, and our creative cake artists will create a stunning culinary delight that will serve as the centerpiece of your event. We also provide complete birthday party catering , including return gifts.

Here are some great theme ideas to make your birthday parties a Grand Success:

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Baking School Fundamentals – The Various Roles Eggs Play in Baking

Here, at Gurgaon Bakers, we love to share our love for “All Things Baking,” with you, our dear readers. We don’t just want to give you recipe after recipe. Instead, we hope to inculcate the love of baking in you.

To truly fall in love with baking, you need to get your basics right. And, this series is all about – getting the science of baking right so that you can turn it into an art.

Today, in this post, we share with all that you need to know about eggs in baking and its multifarious roles. When it comes to baking, eggs play a huge role. They not only contribute to the flavor of the baked dish but are also responsible for giving structure and texture.

Let’s take a closer look at the role of eggs in baking.

Tips for Organising the Perfect Birthday Party for your Kid

Tips for Organising the Perfect Birthday Party for your Kid

Planning a birthday party for your kid is both fun and exhausting. Here, in today’s post, we give you some fabulous ideas and smart tips to save money, time and your sanity, while preparing and planning for your kiddo’s next birthday party.

The Return Gift Dilemma – Think Outside the Bag

When it comes to kids’ birthday parties, next to the birthday cake, the most anticipated item on the list is the return goody bag. Instead, of just giving gifts that will get thrown to the corner, why not think some creative ideas that every young guest will love?

Ultimate Guide to Freezing Cake Batters and Cookie Dough

Ultimate Guide to Freezing Cake Batters and Cookie Dough

Make Now, Bake Later!

The festive season is around the corner! You’re likely to have dozens of chores lined up. From making those time-consuming Indian mithais to making sure all your home decorations are ready, there’s plenty to do. And, to add to this never-ending list of chores is – baking!

Here, we give you yet another baking ninja strategy that we use around here at Gurgaon Bakers. When you have plenty of cakes and other desserts, passing out of your kitchens, day-in, and day out, you have two options: Either wake up at 3 a.m. to bake everything from scratch (and, we do that frequently around here) or pick up some tricks along the way to achieve freshly-baked goodness in a flash.

Stay tuned as we give you the secrets for freezing your dough and batters. Save valuable time and preserve your sanity, instead of slogging in the kitchen for hours together. With these workarounds, you’ll be serving freshly baked goodies without breaking a sweat.

Without any further delay, let’s get started!

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3 Reasons why it Makes Sense to Order Cakes from a Professional Baker for your Kid’s Birthday Party

Your kid’s birthday is coming up and you want to make it all the special for your kiddo. You’ve decided on the theme, finalized the guest list and prepared the décor. Coming to the big question, “What about the Cake?”

Yes, cakes are the centrepiece of any birthday party. After all, “A Party without Cake, is not a Party but just a Meeting.”

Here, in today’s post, we focus on “Ganache.” From giving you a simple fool-proof recipe for making a smooth, silky ganache to answering the common questions about ganache, read on to find all that you need.

You’re all confused. “Should you make it at home or should you get it from a professional bakery?” That’s one of the most difficult decisions to make. After all, you want to express your love for your kiddo, by baking his/her birthday cake .

Versatile Frosting

All that you Need to Know about this Versatile Frosting

Here, in our baking classes at Gurgaon Bakers, we use a wide variety of frostings and we always get this one question, “Are frosting and ganache the same?”

Well, no. Ganache is a type of frosting and frosting is the catch all phrase that denotes all types of icing used for cakes. Some of the popular types of frosting we use in our cakes are – American buttercream, Swiss meringue buttercream, fondant, fresh cream frosting, and ganache.

Here, in today’s post, we focus on “Ganache.” From giving you a simple fool-proof recipe for making a smooth, silky ganache to answering the common questions about ganache, read on to find all that you need.

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Traits and Skills that all Budding Bakers Should Have

Want to become a better home baker? Pssst…. Let’s tell you a secret – You have to keep on practicing and learning.

Here in today’s post, we’ve come up with a list of traits and essential skills that all amateur bakers should know. How many of these skills do you already have mastered?

Traits that all Bakers Should Inculcate:

Cultivate Organizational Skills

Baking is indeed a master act of juggling. You need to have a sharp mind to organize everything – from forward thinking what ingredients you need to work your way through stages of the recipe, you have to stay alert at all times.

When you’re a baker, you have plenty of things to think ahead. To give a simple example, you need to make sure that your ingredients are at room temperature and your oven is pre-heated before you even begin making the batter.

Also, it doesn’t work out if you find that halfway through the process, you’re missing a key ingredient. Baking needs plenty of organizational skills that aren’t explicitly mentioned in the recipe – Wiping down the kitchen between steps, cleaning and reusing measuring cups, weighing ingredients before use, preparing the necessary equipment and more.

It’s no wonder that they say – baking is a science. Like scientists who work in the labs with accurate and precise steps, you have to be organized in the kitchen.

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Reasons why Adults should Celebrate their Birthdays

One Year Older, One Year Wiser

When we were young, one of the most anticipated days in the whole year was of course – our birthdays. It meant having a party, where all your friends and relatives came to wish you and shower you with presents, wrapped in shiny paper and tied with a big bow. This was the one day of the year, when you were sure that you wouldn’t get in trouble with your parents, even if you were up to something naughty. And, the best part – your parents and siblings treated you special the whole day.

Ahhhh – those lovely memories. Pretty candles, yummilicious, decadent chocolate cake, beautiful dresses, tons of candy and everything sweet!

So, what happened? Why don’t adults look forward to their birthdays? Why do birthdays pale away as we grow older?

Here, in today’s post, we give you the top reasons why adults should celebrate their birthdays.

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Is it Possible to Bake a Cake without an Oven?

Three Ways to Make Yummy Cakes in your Kitchen with an Oven

Yes! If you’ve been putting off cake baking for so long, since you don’t own an oven, fret not! Here, in today’s post, we give you two methods of baking cakes in your kitchen, without an oven. Yes, you read that right. No fancy gadgets and exotic ingredients.

We give you three fail-safe methods to bake the best cakes at home, with ingredients you’ve got lying around in your pantry.

No more excuses, for not baking a cake. Without further delay, let’s get started.

Baking Hacks

Awesome Baking Hacks to Make Baking a Breeze

Turn into a Baking Goddess with these Hacks up your Sleeve

Baking at times can be stressing. From measuring a ton of ingredients to cutting and serving, there’s a lot going on. And, even expert bakers could do with a little help from time to time. Here, in this post, you can find a list of fantastic baking hacks that streamline your baking process and make your life way easier in the kitchen.

Awesome Baking Hacks that’ll make you Reach for the Oven Every Day

We’ve all been there. You’re hands deep in flour, only to realise that a critical ingredient is missing from your pantry. You look around, only to find that your kitchen counter has more flour than your mixing bowl.

Baking can be a headache at times. Worry not, here are some time-tested hacks to take the stress out of your baking.

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Expert Tips to Make and Assemble the “Perfect Layer Cake”

From assembling your layers to applying frosting, here’s all that you need to know about constructing the perfect Layer Cake.

Layer cakes are more than a baking project. They are a piece of art, and you need a crafter’s technique and precision to get them right. Mastering the art of making a “Perfect Layer” cake doesn’t happen overnight. It requires time and patience.

With that said, most bakers, even experts are intimidated while making this stunning, impressive dessert. But, it is way easier, than you think.

Here, in today’s post, you can find all that you need to know to make a perfect layer cake from scratch. This is quite a long post with plenty of tips and secrets. So, grab a cuppa of coffee and settle in for an illuminating read.

We’ve divided the post into different sections, so you get an idea of what to do in each step.

10 Healthy Birthday Cakes for Kids that Taste Delicious & Look Smashing!

Whether you have a toddler, pre-schooler, tween, teen or even an adult kid, a fun, delicious birthday cake is something that is a MUST for kids’ birthday parties. After all, nothing spells P-A-R-T-Y like sinking your teeth into a yummy, absolutely delicious cake.

But, kids these days are exposed to alarming levels of sugar in their diet. Be it the biscuits they munch on, or sugar drinks they sip, everything comes with a bucket load of refined sugar. This not only leads to cavities, the dreaded sugar rush but is a major cause of childhood obesity.

But, that doesn’t mean you have to cut back on desserts! NO! Now, you can satisfy your kiddo’s sweet tooth with healthy cakes that taste surprisingly good.

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The World of Edible Cake Laces

All that you Need to Know to Create Dainty Charming Lace Effects on your Cakes.

Is there anything that spells elegance, timelessness and oodles of charm at a wedding than dainty, feminine lace?

Now, you can enjoy pretty lace on your wedding cake. Yes, you read that right! Presenting you with Edible Lace, the highly sought-after wedding cake trend for 2018!

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Frosting the Perfect Cupcake – 3 Super Easy Ways that are Elegant and Drool-Worthy

Baking Trends come and go, but what remains constant is that “Cupcakes are the ultimate comfort food.” Birthdays, kitty parties, breakups – there’s no occasion which is unsuitable for a cupcake piled high with yummy buttercream frosting.

“Frosting is the final touch that turns a regular cupcake into a culinary masterpiece.”

Have never wielded a piping bag before? Or don’t own even a single piping tip? Worry not, make use of these three insanely simple ways to frost your cupcakes.

Guide to make Perfect Sugar cookies

The Complete Guide to Making the PERFECT Sugar Cookies this Holiday Season

Are you ready to make the best cookies for Santa?

It’s that time of the year again! The halls are decked, fairy lights are hung up, and the whole city takes on a festive air. And, bakers all over the country are rolling out mounds of dough to prepare a plate of freshly-baked cookies for Santa.

Sugar cookies are a dessert that has been around for centuries – whether you’re serving them along with tea or placing them along with a warm glass of milk for Santa, these gorgeous frosted creations never disappoint....

Baking with Booze 101

Baking with Alcohol 101

Give your desserts and baked goodies an extra punch this holiday season, by adding in a little booze! Be amazed by the dramatic changes in flavour that a few drops of alcohol can bring!

“Bourbon?” “Spiced Rum?” or “Brandy?”

Does that feel like a discussion of finding the perfect cocktail for a house party this winter? Nope, that’s a discussion of our bakers looking to enhance the flavour of our wintery cakes...

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Baking Basics: Baking Powder Vs. Baking Soda - What’s the Difference?

Can you use one instead of the other? Find out Now.

Welcome back to another installment of Baking Basics, here at Gurgaon Bakers. In this series, we give you insights and tips to get your basics right, so that you can go ahead and earn your mastery in baking.

In today’s article, we’re discussing one of the most mind-boggling subjects in baking. We’re delving into the pressing question that arises in all newbie bakers, “Baking Soda or Baking Powder: Are they the same? Will it affect your recipe, if you substitute one for another?...

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Fondant 101: Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Have you ever wished that you could create a cake that looks professional? In this post, we teach you all that you need to know about using sugar paste icing aka fondant for a fancy birthday cake. Don’t be intimidated by the fancy terms, just give it a try!

If you’ve seen the elaborate, fondant cakes doing the rounds on social media – you’re sure to have felt impressed, and a bit overwhelmed. However, there’s nothing to be intimidated by it...

Cupcakes woes and its remedies

Troubleshoot your Cupcake Woes with our Easy to Fix Tips and Tricks

Do you love cupcakes? (Come on, who doesn’t enjoy these adorable bite-sized desserts?!!) Tried replicating them at home, only to meet with disaster?

Fret not, our team of expert bakers, here at GurgaonBakers, to your rescue. Here in this post, we help you bake picture-perfect cupcakes that not only taste heavenly but also look simply irresistible. Let’s get started!

Top 15 Wedding Cake Trends for 2017

The Top 15 Wedding Cake Trends for 2017

Are you in the midst of planning your wedding? Have you decided on your wedding cake yet? Looking for inspiration and hoping to catch a glimpse of the latest, hot trends in the wedding scene? ...

Ways to pack your Gifts

Super Awesome & Creative Ways to Pack your Edible Gifts, this upcoming Festive Season

We, here at Gurgaon Bakers, believe that the best gifts are the ones that are edible. The soft gingerbread cookies you can share with your neighbour, the pound cakes you can ship to your cousin in a remote corner of the country, the chewy caramels to take to office to leave on your desk for your colleagues to enjoy, the hot chocolate mix you can gift to your kid’s teacher or a last-minute granola jar to thank your hostess – there’s no doubt that,“Baked Goodies are the best way to brighten up someone’s day.”...

Vegan and Gluten Free Baking

All that you need to know to get started with Vegan and Gluten-free Baking!

If baking is science, then does it make vegan and gluten free baking rocket science?

Well, it doesn’t have to be. Here’s the ultimate guide to gluten-free, vegan baking. Within no time, you’ll bid adieu to the dull, bland, rock-hard vegan cookies and gluten-free cakes and you’ll be baking culinary masterpieces that will be difficult to believe that they are VGF (vegan and gluten-free)...

Guide to measure baking ingredients

Baking Basics : How to Measure Ingredients for your Recipes

In conventional cooking, you can get away with eyeballing the amount of ingredients you add to your dishes – a knob of butter, three to five tomatoes, a fist-sized ball of mozzarella – anything works. On the contrary, baking is chemistry and requires accuracy and precision. Add just a few more spoons of flour, your cake ends up tough and dry. Too less, your cake fails to rise or doesn’t have a rigid structure....

History of cake and its decorating

Stepping back in Time to Unravel the History of Cake and Cake Decorating!

Do you know that your favourite dessert, “Cake” has a long tradition? Today, cakes are readily available anywhere in the world. As soon as the urge to eat one hits you, you can head to your nearest bakery to satisfy your whim or bake one right in your kitchen within half an hour. However, centuries ago it wasn’t easy to bake a cake, and only the wealthy could afford it....

Reasons why eating Cake is good

7 Reasons why Eating Cake is Actually Good for You

Even before the time, Marie Antoinette notoriously said, “Let them eat cake”, this tiny slice of heaven has been making generations and generations of people, happy and makes life worthwhile. Yes, the very word, “Cake” makes our hearts skip a beat and our tongues salivate....

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Your Guide to Getting Started with Healthy Baking

Healthy Baking? Are you wondering how that is even possible? Well, it’s true that “Healthy” and “Baking” are two words that don’t go together. But, in today’s post, we are going to show you the ways, to have your cake and stick to your diet! Doesn’t that sound magical? Let’s dive right in!...

Qualities of Master Baker

Join Us as we Figure out What it Takes to be a Master Baker

We here at GurgaonBakers, often wonder what differentiates a master baker from the thousands of aspiring bakers out there? How do a few continue to excel while others stagnate or hit a plateau? After a heated discussion held over a few plates of freshly baked, yummy goodies straight from the oven, we hit the jackpot...

Muffins versus Cupcakes

Muffins versus Cupcakes - An Epic Battle!

Muffins versus Cupcakes! Ah, the never-ending debate that makes best friends take opposite sides of the camp. It’s a subject of epic proportions, and today, we’ve bravely wandered into the storm to try to put an end to this puzzling question. ...

Rakshabandhan gift ideas

THINK DIFFERENTLY TO SURPRISE YOUR BROTHERS ON THIS RAKSHABANDHAN!

Rakshabandhan is just around the corner, this week you may be planning to buy gifts for your brothers. Keeping sweets in the gifts is a passé now, think differently and keep something which is relished and remembered for long time. Needless to say, sweets have so much calories and it’s a no brainer to ...

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WAY TO WRITE GREETINGS ON A CAKE!

If beautiful and clean drawn greetings on cake amazes you and you are interested to know how its managed so nicely, you are at the right webpage. It’s a straight forward process if done correctly. It is definitely not difficult which the final result gives you the impression. Following is to be adhered to for...

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CLEAN YOUR OTG OVEN IN 6 EASY STEPS!

The way car is to a racer, OTG has the same significance for any baker, you would agree. It is quite instrumental in baking the great food again and again over the years. Its cleaning is quite important. It seems a complicated piece of electrical device and you may just be wiping it with the wet cloth. This may...

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DIY – 5 STEPS TO MAKE YOUR REFRIGERATOR ODOURLESS

Summer vacations are getting over; reality check of the refrigerator may give you a picture which would not look perfect. Vacations means parties at home which must have forced you to stuff your refrigerator with a lot of leftover food which has now started smelling. Need not to worry, there are do it yourself...

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CONFUSED ABOUT WHICH CAKE TO CHOOSE FOR YOUR NEXT THEMED PARTY?

You will agree that cake cutting is one of the most cherished time during any of the occasion you celebrate. Cake is a piece of craftsmanship, that delight your taste buds. Cake is generally required in most of the themed parties planned be it a child’s birthday party or its you celebrating your anniversary...

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GOOD REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A BAKING CLASS!

Are you making up your mind to take up the cooking class, however not sure if it's worth it? There are some very good reasons why you should opt for a cooking class which we have shared below, hopefully it will help you in taking a right decision...

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HOW TO KEEP THE CAKE FRESH!

We supply few dozen cakes every day, most frequently asked question from our esteemed customers at the time of delivery is how do we need to keep the Cake fresh, whether should we refrigerate it, how to wrap it and so on. In this article we have shared our thoughts on it. This is articulated considering a general climate....

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WHAT WENT WRONG IN MY CAKE : HOW TO MAKE SURE CAKE DOESN’T FALL

Has this happened with you that you whipped cake batter, transferred it wisely in the cake pan and baked it in the oven. You started getting a feeling perfect cake is there in the offering however during the baking process or maybe after the container has been pulled out, cake begins to fall flat in the middle...

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HEALTHY BAKERY RECIPE FOR YOUR KIDS.

Is your kid a fussy eater? Do they love to eat cookies picked from the shelfs of upmarket store? We kept on hearing such narratives from the worried parents. In this article, we have shared a cooking recipe which has healthy ingredients in it and can easily be made at home. Also the turnaround time to make...

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HOW TO MAKE AWESOME HOMEMADE BAKED DOUGHNUTS.

Do you love eating the doughnuts in the food joints in your city? Would you like to take yourself a baking pan, and bake the delectable doughnuts within few minutes at home? You just need easy to get ingredients and basic equipment like OTG/ microwave to bake this delicacy...

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