Saturday, May 29, 2010

Institute Of Baking and Cake Art - A Discovery!!

A board which I have seen a score times near the Double Road flyover. Always wanted to make a visit to the place and explore. But the almost obscure entrance on the side road and the old building that houses the Institute of Baking and Cake Art made me wonder if the place was still operational. The numbers listed on the  website were not of much use.

And then Vani dropped a comment on my blog about this 'one stop shop' and tempted me to make a visit t the place ASAP. Thanks so very much Vani!! All baking enthusiasts in Bangalore rejoice!! Of all the places, I have hunted so far in Bangalore, this one takes the cake:-)). I had been to the Institute yesterday and came back as pleased as punch. If you are interested in baking and cake decoration, you must, must visit the place.

 Here are some interesting things I found
 1.Edible cake toppers: As in printouts of any image you mail them. You get a ready to use cake topper,just frost the cake and then zap!!! Isn't that cool!!

2. Springform Tins:  I have never found these before, you bet I bought a 9" pan, am looking forward to bake in it

3.Variety of Sugar Craft flowers, leaves, a few cartoon character faces, glitter sugar, colored vermicelli(like chocolate vermicelli).

4.Ready to use "Happy Birthday' edible topper. This would be great for the artistically challenged like me or when you are in a hurry, just warm the message and top on the frosting!!

5.Egg less Concentrate: I have never found this before in any other store. Honestly I have no idea how to use it, but bought it any way. 

6. Acetate sheets: The kind strips used to give shape to desserts and mousses.

7. Whipping Cream and Powder: Found whipping cream in 1 kg packs. Whipping cream powder available too, haven't tried this before, supposed to be good.

8. Flower and leaf cutters, other tools used for crimping.

9. Dark chocolate, Chocolate Chips, cake tins, piping bags, nozzles, muffin trays, chocolate moulds, pastry brushes, spatulas, icing spatulas, food colors, pie tins and other regular baking stuff.

10. Sparkling sugar: In different colors.

11. Silicon Moulds: In different shapes and regular small moulds.

Make sure you carry cash as cards are not accepted. Well, this is all I am able to recall (Wish I had jotted down the list of things i a piece of paper:-(. Will update this as and when I remember.

The phone number is 9342825279.

Have fun Bangalore Bakers!!!












27 comments:

Jay said...

wonderful post dear...interesting to know the new availabilities...TQ

Sushma Mallya said...

Thanks for the information suma, my sister stays in bangalore, it might be useful for her as well...

Padhu said...

Thanks for sharing .Informative

Srimathi said...

This is awesome information. Maybe you can send this info to my food finds event and we can keep track of this post.

Priya said...

Very informative post Suma..

M D said...

This information is such a consolation for bakers in Bangalore or even near by's. Thanks a ton for sharing this info. It feels better to know we get baking stuffs here too... :)

Indrani said...

Hello Mrs.Suma,
It was so sweet of you to share your booty list with us. This is a very very useful and informative post. Im sure u can imagine the agony im going through of not being in bangalore at this very moment. Thank you so much once again Mrs. Suma.
Regards,
Indrani.

cookcurrynook said...

Hey Suma,
Remember I mentioned this place to you sometime back, when we were chatting. They are pretty good with the courses cos I know a friend who has taken one here. I've been wanting to go the Inst. for a long time now...this gives me an incentive to no longer post-pone the visit!! ;)

Rekha said...

This is where I did my 3-day home-baking course and enjoyed it. Yeah, u r right, this is a one-stop shop for most baking products.

shubhada said...

hey Suma, thanks for the info...u r right even i always wanted to check this place out, but since it's on the dingy side of the road, avoided it:(...after this I'll def visit that place.

Parita said...

Awesome info..i wish we had a similar shop in mumbai too!

PJ said...

Lucky you!!!Wish I was in b'lore :)

Divya Kudua said...

Thank you so much for the info Suma..I am definitely going there next time I am in Bangalore!!

Asha said...

Sounds like a baker's Heaven! Great info for Bangaloreans Suma, good job.

Deepti Pawar said...

Yay! Im so glad we have something of this cadre to boast in Namma Bengaluru!

Psst... I have a lil something for you on my blog. Drop by when you get a minute!

Vrinda said...

Will try when i get back there..thanx...

Vani said...

You are welcome gal! :) I can recognise a baking enthusiast from a mile...and am glad to share all the information that I have. I have your number. Will call n catch up sometime!

shanthi said...

Informative and wonderful post

Ria Mathew said...

I had done a course there last year. The place is pretty good, but they are too pricey for what they teach, or maybe I took the wrong course :D

Prathibha said...

even I have seen that ad board quite a lot of times and thought of visiting it...but could not do it so far...next time I will definitely try visiting it when I m in blore

Shwets said...

Hi!
I have recently started baking at home and am delighted to find this post.
Could you give me more details on the kind of courses available and the prices for the same? Do they have something on weekends that I could take up?? I am working and have a small daughter, when I was growing up, I remember getting very happy when I would get home from school and mom would have baked one of her yummy cakes for us. I wanted my daughter to experience the same and so the moment she goes to sleep my husband and me bake a cake quickly and have it ready for her in the morning. Not sure if she gets very excited about the cake as yet, but she definitely is delighted to see both me and my hubby so happy..

Saritha Thomas said...

Hey Suma,

Did u use the eggless concentrate?
I bought it from IBCA too and wondering how I can use it as I am veggie till Easter and cant have eggs!lemme know!

Nancy Jo said...

I just did a course from CCDS in Bangalore, check out their website www.nowletslearn.com They are from Delhi but travel to BL frequently- I found them through a magazine. Also distributors of Wilton products.

suma said...

@Shwets - Have no idea about weekend courses..
@Saritha- Haven't tried the eggless concentrate, sorry:-(
@Nancy - A Wilton distributor in Bangalore???!! That's something!!! Thanks a ton for this info!!

J. said...

can u plz tell about prices in Institute of Baking and Cake Art??? coz i live bit far from there and i dont want to go there if its expensive

sumi said...

http://www.ibcablr.com/school.html

check the link for the list of the classes n fees for the same

Anonymous said...

I wanted to kno if mascarpone is available Der? N if I cud find a nice recipe for tiramisu.. Coz I cant find al the ingredients