CHENNAI: Despite no formal background in baking, Rinky Kothari (27) has been running her own home-based baking company called Frost Goddess for a year. City Express catches up with her to know more about her journey into baking and how it crystallised into an enterprise.
A flight steward before she took up baking, Rinky shares her opinion on both these professions. “Baking needs a lot of hard work and patience. When you put in all of that, the rewards are good and it motivates you further. I didn’t get this job satisfaction when I was an air hostess,” she begins.
Though she makes both cakes and cupcakes, she works only on themed cakes, and orders are usually delivered home. Rinky designs the cake herself according to the customer’s needs. “Designing is the toughest part. It requires a lot of creativity,” she says. “If you have the creative bentand the passion, you can make a wonderful career out of baking.”
So how does Rinky, a homemaker and a mother, manage all of it? “It’s all because of my family — their support means everything to me. In 2011, I practised baking for fun and made cakes only for my family and friends. After three years, I began to scale up my baking work to include customers from outside my family circle. Since 2015, through word of mouth and social media, I now have a steady stream of customers,” she beams.
Frost Goddess will soon have a commercial outlet in the city. Rinky mastered this skill by reading and practising it on a small scale. For orders, call Rinky at 9176631031.