She is ready to take the culinary world by storm. After learning from the most experienced chefs in the city, this young girl has started her very own baking enterprise. Kavya Murali, a 17-year-old student, artisan baker and aspiring chef is behind Ombre, a place where baking aromas come alive.
The concept was simple, “I have a Facebook page from which people can place orders. I specialise in creating customised themed cakes and cupcakes. I made a Friends themed cake for a fan. I also offer various cakes and cupcakes in varied flavours,” says Kavya.
The teenager has been juggling studies with her baked dreams quite well. Her dreams of working in a kitchen began when she was just 10. “I used to watch my grandmom in awe, and the dishes she would cook. That was when I knew that I wanted to pursue culinary arts,” says Kavya.
After interning at the Taj Westend, Olive Beach and Shangri La, she is currently interning with the JW Marriott. I’ve learnt so much from some brilliant chefs and I hope to work alongside them someday,” says the baker.
She hasn’t restricted herself to just homemade cakes and cupcakes, she also offers ready to bake cookie dough and a light and creamy eggless Oreo mousse cake for vegetarians. Decorating her cakes and cupcakes using a fondant and a variety of toppings — rich chocolate ganache, Italian meringue buttercream and other icings, they look as delectable as they taste.
“People often ask me why I started Ombre in 12th grade and all I can say is that people should follow their passion and dreams. I wanted to take all that I learnt from my internships and implement that, otherwise all that learning is a complete waste,” she adds.
Reshma Abraham, a 12-year-old received a cake baked by Kavya for her birthday and she too was thrilled, “It was a cake which described me. I want to be an artist and the cake had fondant crayons and paint tubes. It was delicious and rich. The chocolate taste was amazing and the fondant tasted like marshmallows,” revealed Reshma.
With her cakes and designs receiving fabulous reviews, Ombre is off to great start... and quite a delicious one too.
— Krishna Kishore...