Ms. Anamika Soni – Founder, Queen of Cakeland
This cake enthusiast is baking cakes with equal passion as she used to during her employment days with a bank and thereby symbolises today’s independent and empowered woman.
This ex-banker is now a passionate cake designer and had qualified twice for the MasterChef of India Final screening round. She has also been conferred as India Icon Award for ‘Most innovative Chefpreneur and Cake Designer in Bangalore.’ This proves beyond doubt that chasing her dreams and making a career out of her passion can pay dividends in the long run and be an inspiration to the young entrepreneurs.
Anamika Soni, the founder of ‘Queen of Cakeland’ started her venture with homemade cakes with full commercial perfection and zero harmful chemicals. Today she is a known face in Bangalore and her success is all praiseworthy. It wasn’t a great start though and she had her share of struggles before opening this new venture three years back.
As a banker, she loves to challenge her own limits and wants to exceed the goals set by herself. She had never settled for less and always aspired to touch the sky, the same attitude remained true to her approach towards her own business. With support from her husband, along with hard work and dedication, she exceled new heights within a very short span of time.
It was in 2014, out of frustration from people’s negative comment for being a housewife, Anamika participated in one of the prestigious TV shows – MasterChef of India and qualified for Mumbai round. There she was overwhelmed to get appreciation from peers and all celebrity chefs. That encouraged her to sharpen the culinary skills and she found cakes are better platform to spread taste and happiness. After quitting her well settled banking job, life was difficult, she recalls “Every working woman around me posed a question mark on my capabilities that what I do full day at home. For me staying at home was 24 hours job. Their behaviour always de-moralized me. That were some hard times I dealt with. But now I have converted my passion into my profession. I have my own identity, and the name is ‘Queen of Cakeland’ which gave me recognition, money and respect in the society.”
She believes that the power of food not only brings families together but brings whole world together. While today her venture gave all the name and fame, initial days were full of struggles. The biggest risk she had taken of starting of ‘Queen of Cakeland’ was in her 3rd bedroom of their flat at 5th floor next to a side road, without knowing where she would get the customers from.
She has a unique way of creating her cakes. She would try and convert her client’s emotions into the cake they chose and with her brilliant creativity, she would create some magic. Today with a successful venture, she symbolises an independent woman with entrepreneurial skills who is set to conquer this world by her business acumen.