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Whats Hot Session
WHATS HOT TASTING SESSION: Faarah Mehta flanked by Kavita Srinivasan and Saagar Shewakramani (standing Danielle Sallam and Sridip Ganguli)

Is it possible? Can just one evening tasting session deliver the best of a city’s food-scene?  The very best of cupcakes Gourmet shewaramas, salads et al? yup! possible, but only when the knowledgable foodie hostess and publishing consultant and whiz, the lovely Faarah Mehta generously sources and then equally generously opens up her stylish villa (private beach et al) for my Whats hot tasting session. As does her  foodie husband, retailing tycoon, the dashing  Saagar Shewakramani. High voltage, brilliant editor  of a leading lifestyle magazine Kavita Srinivasan, Sridip Ganguly, software expert are foodies extraordinaires too.

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Sweetest Fairy

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Looking for unusual and personalised Diwali  Cupcakes? Need eggless cupcakes, desserts et al? Low calorie, Low fat, and Sugarfree? 3D Mickey Cookies ? 3D Batman and Spiderman ? Voila!  The “Sweet fairy” conjures them all. Tops the diwali specials with   chocolate diyas, festoons them with rangoli and more.

I don’t know about you, but I believe in Santa Claus and elves and fairies. And for our “Whats hot tasting session” when I met “ Sweet  fairy”  I  was delighted. “I was always obsessed by fairies since my childhood”Apeksha Agarwal explained and so when this daughter of the Kitchen Queen title winner of Jaipur took to baking “Sweet fairy” was the most natural name for her home kitchen company.This young lady  learnt her first recipes from her mom and heres the good news, she bakes only eggless desserts.

“Since my closeones are vegetarians and prefer eggless,  food, I ve specialised in EGGLESS baking” Apeksha clarified. And sure enough all her creations are soft and sweet and yummy… be it cupcakes, teacakes, custom made cakes, cookies, customized cookies, desserts (Apple Pie, Tiramisu, cheesecakes, Trifle puddings and  eclairs), homemade breads, chocolates .

Particular about the finest  ingredient and  freshness she keeps introducing new desserts in their menu, Red Velvet Cupcake, “I have also started making the Green, Yellow and the Orange Velvet Cupcakes. The major change here is flavour of icing, these are frosted with Cardamom flavour cream” she explains. I have yet to try these, but enjoyed the ones I did.

“There is a common misconception in baking that eggless bakes are not as soft as those made with eggs. This is not true at all and the proof of the pudding is in the eating.” Literally and otherwise.

  1. “Sweet fairy” kiddy specials include designer cupcakes with any cartoon characters, 3D mickey cookies, cake pops, designer cookies (doremon, mickey, winni the pooh), designer cakes (for example doll cake for girls, car cakes, cricket cakes for boys).

Apeksha Agarwal, Sweet Fairy
Call – 9677267380
email –
One can call, email or contact her through their Facebook page and place orders and pick their desserts.



1/2 can (400 gms for a full can) condensed milk
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
125 gms all-purpose flour
1 tbsp Cocoa
1 tbsp Chocolate powder
60 ml, melted butter
1 tsp Vanilla essence

– Sieve flour, cocoa, chocolate powder, baking powder and baking soda.
– Mix the condensed milk, flour, 75 ml water, vanilla essence and melted butter thoroughly
– Grease and dust a 7″ diameter pan
– Pour the cake mixture in the prepared pan.
– Bake in a hot oven at 190 C for approx 20 min (check by inserting a toothpick, when inserted it should come out clean)
Take it out on a wire rack and cool it away from the fan

#WhatsHotTastingSession Part II, Mumbai

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Mumbai’s second WHATSHOTTASTINGSESSION with talented home caterers and bakers.

Ravisha Sharma
Ravisha Sharma

Company Name: Sweet Bliss by Ravisha Sharma

Phone: 9167155935


Twitter & Instagram handles: @ravishasharma

Specialties: Cupcakes, marshmallows, cake pops,



Tejas from T's Kitchen
Tejas from T’s Kitchen

Company Name: T’s Kitchen by Tejas Navin Master

Phone: 099203 16702


Specialties: Chicken Cafreal, Goan Roast Chicken, Mutton Sukha, and Pasta

Company Name: Cocoa Love by Harpriya Kohli

Phone: 9819038623


Twitter & Instagram handles: @harpriya_kohli

Facebook :

Specialties: Cheesecakes, Tea- time cakes- Vanilla pound cake,

Pineapple upside down, Carrot cake and Marble cake,

Cupcakes, brownies (Plain, Walnut and Flavoured)

Desserts (eggless)- Chocolate mousse, soufflé and

Tiramisu, Chocolates (flavoured)


Nikita from Sweet Escape

Company Name: Sweet Escape by Nikita Bokadia

Phone: 9833041711


Instagram handles: @nikitabox

Facebook :

Specialties:  Brownies, shaped cakes and chocolates


Company Name: Bakery Junction by Lakshmi Nambiar

Phone: 9920211922


Facebook :

Specialties: Cakes, Cupcakes, Theme Cakes


Company Name: Tooth Fairy by Rachana Shah

Phone: 9930044960


Instagram handles: @toothfairybakes

Facebook :

Specialties: Semi-sweet gooey chocolate

brownies, Oatmeal cookies, banana-chocolate

loaf/muffins and any other tea-time binge snack


Company Name: Cheesecake Republic by Aishwarya Jalan & Shruti Jalan

Phone: 9820302204 / 9820401012


Instagram handles: #cheesecakerepublic, @shrutijalan14,



Facebook :

Specialties:  Baked & No bake cheesecakes, tea time

cake loaves, carrot cake, squidgy cake, mud cake with

or without rum, mud cake with or without pecans,

Honey almond cake, lemon bars and many more.


Company Name: The Odd Hour Kitchen by Shivani Savant

Phone: 9820009500


Facebook :

Specialties: Muffins, Cookies, Quiches, Breads & Cakes


Dinesh Poddar - Just Cookies
Dinesh Poddar – Just Cookies

Company Name: Just Cookies by Dinesh Poddar

Phone: 9930914574


Instagram: @justcookies_mumbai’

Specialties: Cookies


Company Name: Bhuke Plate by Cherina Gamadia

Phone: 9920028472


Instagram handles: @bhukeplate

Facebook :



Company Name: The Little Food Co by Bhakti Mehta

Phone: 9819136441


Twitter & Instagram handles: @littlefoodco

Facebook :

Specialties: Thai paani puri, Mexican fish tacos, Mushroom & leeks lasagne, crepe station, falafels, baked fish, soy honey chicken 


Company Name: The Hungry Bunny by Sama Ankolkar

Phone: 9820028092


Twitter & Instagram handles: @thehungrybunnymumbai

Facebook :

Specialties: Muslim and Italian dishes


Company Name: HOT ROCKS BBQ by Srikar Shetty & Neville Patel

Phone: 9833911474


Twitter & Instagram handles: @hotrocksbbq

Facebook :

Specialties: Hamburgers


Company Name: Food Biz by Amar Jog

Phone: 98196 95223


Twitter & Instagram handles: @AmarJog

Facebook :

Specialties: Appetizers, Ethnic Foods, Modern European, Concept Stations