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Mumbai: The Purple Foodie Baking Classes 2014

February 23, 2014

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Hello Everyone!

I am happy to say that I’m back home in Bombay for a short trip and I’m going to be conducting a few baking classes! Yet again, my suitcase was weighed down with all the cooling racks, cake pans, rolling pins, sea salt and whatnot because I was wanted to share with you some recipes and tricks inspired from my time at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and London and working at a few restaurants in Europe over the past couple of years.

On Friday the 28th of February, 2014, I’m going to set myself up at the Eighth* studio in a quaint bylane just off Carter Road in Bandra and I hope you can join me. If you are interested in attending, then please sign up by emailing me on and I’ll help you with the registration.

Last year’s classes were so much fun and I can’t wait to do it all over again. Here’s a look at the photos from an earlier Purple Foodie Baking Class as well as a little TV clipping of when NDTV came in to shoot us.

This is the only set of classes that I plan to conduct in 2014. If last year’s response from 200 baking enthusiasts attending is anything to go by, I expect the seats to fill quickly so let me know soon and I’ll get back in touch on a first-come, first-serve basis.

*About EighthEighth is a baking studio by Le Cordon Bleu graduate, Anurita Ghosal. Everything here is baked fresh to order. Here’s a look at their menu. Place your order the day before, and pick it up between 4PM and 8:30PM. You can pop-by pick your order, have a coffee with them and enjoy some music while they continue baking. They’re also set to offer more baking classes.

I will be demonstrating the following recipes and sharing tips and tricks as we go along:

Class 1 – Tea Time Treats
1) Toasted hazelnut loaf
2) Cherry and walnut scones
3) Banana espresso bread
4) Raspberry and passion fruit cake
5) Dark chocolate and sea salt cookies

Class 2 – French Special
1) Pistachio and dark chocolate financiers
2) Caramelised apple crumble cake
3) Chocolat fondant
4) Passion fruit truffles (eggless)
5) Tigré (tea cake with lots of chocolate chips)

Please note that most recipes are not eggless.

Friday, 28th February, 2014
11AM – 2PM: Tea Time Treats
4PM – 7PM: French Special

Sunday, 2nd March, 2014
11AM – 2PM: Tea Time Treats
4PM – 7PM: French Special

Monday, 3rd March 2014
11AM – 2PM: Tea Time Treats
4PM – 7PM: French Special

Please make sure to be there at least 15 minutes before class so can wrap up registration quickly and start on time.

Flat no 4, 1st Floor, Mudheshwari Building, YMCA Road (off Carter road) Bandra.

Rs. 4,000 per class to learn all the five recipes and bring the bakes back with you.

To confirm your seat, I request you to please make a non-refundable deposit of Rs. 1000. The remaining amount (Rs 3000 per class) can be paid at the event.

There is limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Email me the following information and I’ll get back to you ASAP to reserve your spot.

Subject: Classes 2014
Class(es) interested in:
Name(s) of people attending:
Preferred method to make the deposit: PayPal or online bank transfer.

Once your spot is confirmed, I will email you some more practical information.

I’m so excited to be back here in Mumbai, and am looking forward to meeting all you crazy passionate bakers to bake for you, chat about my experiences in Paris, and share lots of baking tips. Prepare your questions! I hope you’ll join me.



Feb 24th, 11:40PM IST

Thanks for the crazy overwhelming response, everyone! I’ve finally managed to get my inbox down to zero and most classes are sold-out. If you’d like to try your luck, I can put you on the wait-list and if someone can’t make it, I’ll get back in touch with you.

Friday, 28th February, 2014
11AM – 2PM: Tea Time Treats FULL
4PM – 7PM: French Special FULL

Sunday, 2nd March, 2014
11AM – 2PM: Tea Time Treats FULL
4PM – 7PM: French Special – 2 spots left!

Monday, 3rd March 2014
11AM – 2PM: Tea Time Treats – AVAILABLE
4PM – 7PM: French Special – AVAILABLE

I’m also adding another batch on Saturday morning for Tea Time Treats by popular demand. Email me if you’d like to register.

Saturday, 1st March, 2014
11AM – 2PM: Tea Time Treats AVAILABLE

Feb 26th, 11:40AM IST

Only a few spots left for the following classes. Should you wish to attend on any other day, I can put you on the wait-list and email you when something opens up!

28th Feb: French Special (4PM-7PM)
1st March: Tea Time Treats (11AM-2PM)
3rd March: French Special (4PM-7PM)


  • Reply Hemlata February 25, 2014 at 6:31 AM

    Interested in baking classes

  • Reply Renuka February 25, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Glad to see that you’re back Shaheen :-)
    But WOW!! your class prices have shot up through the roof!! I did both your classes last year (and paid 2600 each) and they were a lott of fun.. and yummmy too. But have you consciously kept the fees higher this year to deter too many people from joining?

    • Reply Shaheen February 26, 2014 at 6:09 AM

      Thanks, Renuka! :)

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the classes! To clarify, the classes last year were priced at INR 2800. I did not price it higher to deter people from signing up – and given the swift sign-ups that’s hardly the case. These recipes include lessons I’ve learned in the past year in Paris. You’d pay a lot more for this anywhere else in the world.

      • Reply Brenda February 26, 2014 at 2:51 PM

        I’m sure rates are determined by what the market will bear……but Bombay seems as expensive as any Western city. A 4-hour baking course at the Cordon Bleu in Ottawa is $170 (works out to $130 for 3-hours). Other colleges and cooking schools in Toronto charge $75-$100 for a 3-4 hour course which includes take-home of products made.

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  • Reply Aruna March 20, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Hi Shaheen.. I think ive just missed your classes by few dates. Can you please let me know when is you next visit. Is it going to be anytime soon.?

    • Reply Shaheen March 20, 2014 at 1:39 PM

      Hi! I’m afraid I don’t classes planned any time soon. You can sign up here to be notified.

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  • Reply arpita ghosh April 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    I am very much interested about learning nuances of baking. if you are going to start any classes, please let me know. love your blogs in many ways. thanks!

  • Reply mitali May 5, 2014 at 6:46 AM

    Hi, I would like to take classes for baking please let me know when u r having a session next in mumbai

  • Reply Yolanda Seguro January 17, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    Hi Shaheen

    Happy New Year! Have you any courses planned for 2015?



    • Reply Shaheen January 18, 2015 at 12:23 AM

      Possibly something in May, but nothing confirmed yet. To keep yourself updated you can sign up here.

  • Reply Hemlata meghe March 11, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Please tell me next class

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