baking classes

Special Event: The Purple Foodie Baking Workshops (Jan 19-20), Mumbai.

January 9, 2013

You have visited the page for an old baking class. To be notified of new baking classes, in India and around the world, enter your name and email at PurpleFoodie Baking Classes.

I’m back home in Bombay for a short trip and I’m going to be conducting a few baking workshops! My suitcase from Paris was weighed down with all the cooling racks, tart pans, madeleine moulds, Fleur de Sel and whatnot because I was determined to share with you the tricks I learned while studying at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and London.

Later this month, I’m going to bring along my oven, whisk and mixing bowls and have a few workshops at a little villa in Bandra and show you a just how easy it is to whip up the perfect tea time treats or bake the most indulgent triple chocolate cookies (that are bound to make you super popular).

I will be demonstrating the following:

Tea Time Treats (that could easily pass off as breakfast treats in my books)

  1. Strawberry and roasted almond cake
  2. Cinnamon sugar pull apart bread
  3. Fig and hazelnut bars
  4. Caramel apple upside down cake
  5. Intensely chocolatey brownies

Chocoholics Anon.

  1. Triple chocolate cookies
  2. Chocolate chip pound cake
  3. Banana nutella cupcakes
  4. Chocolate mud cake (a Purple Foodie bestseller from the catering days!)
  5. Parisian hot chocolate

Saturday, 19th January 2013
11AM – 2PM: Tea time treats
4PM – 7PM: Chocoholics Anon.

Sunday, 20th January, 2013
11AM – 2PM: Tea time treats
4PM – 7PM: Chocoholics Anon.

Nargis Villa, Sherly Rajan Road, Bandra West, MUMBAI – 400050. [Landmark: Opposite ICICI Bank]

Rs. 2,800 per class to learn all these yummy things and bring all the bakes back with you. For me to plan this well, I request you to please make a non-refundable deposit of Rs. 500 when you reserve a spot for a workshop.

There is limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis, so please reserve your spot quickly. Here’s what you need to do: Email me ( the following information and I’ll get back to you ASAP to reserve your spot.

Class interested in:
Preferred method to make the deposit: PayPal or online bank transfer. NO CASH DEPOSITS, PLEASE. *

If you have any questions, you can call me on 9167 043935 (but I’d really, really prefer if you could just email). Also, here’s a look at the photos from a previous class.

I’m so excited to be back here in Bombay and am looking forward to meeting all you awesome people, baking with you and chatting away about all things butter, sugar and flour. I hope you’ll join me.


UPDATE (2:30 PM IST, 10 Jan):

Thanks for the overwhelming response and the kind words, everyone. I’m flattered! All 4 classes for this weekend were sold out earlier today.

Since there are so many of you who still want to join,
I will soon announce some additional classes for later this month.

This is what I’m going to do now:

For those of you who have already emailed me your details and I haven’t replied yet, I will try and respond to you by tonight.

For those of you who haven’t emailed me yet, you can still do so to book your slots for my next class.

* ATTENTION: If you are making a cash deposit at the bank, there is no way for me to identify you. If you already have, then please let me know which part of the city you made the deposit.

UPDATE (12:00 PM IST, 13th Jan):

Thank you everyone for your enthusiasm! I’m beyond amazed. I need a little more time to finalise things for the new batches, and as  soon as I have something, I will put it up here – most probably by 16th Jan. Thank you for all your support! x S

UPDATE (11:30 AM IST, 16th Jan):

New batches announced!


  • Reply sam January 9, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    Hi Shaheen,

    Would request you to register me for both your class on 20th Jan.

    Please revert on the same.

    I have already mailed you and let me know regarding the payment.


  • Reply Sudha January 9, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    I protest! this is so unfair. Come to Bangalore also. I’ll find students to attend.
    Sounds fab. Sigh…

  • Reply Niharika January 9, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Hey Shaheen,
    I will be coming all the way from Pune.. We people living in Pune would love to see here and learn sooo much from you….anyways i have sent u the mail for my registration :D

  • Reply Vijitha January 10, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    I am so J. I really want to attend your class. Hopefully there will be a class when I plan my trip to India sometime.

    PS: I love you dress with the bow. It should be your cookbook cover.

  • Reply veena January 10, 2013 at 6:25 AM

    Hi shaheen,

    good morning. Just spoke to you. Pls register me for 20th of jan. pls send me add for sending the money.
    thanking you

  • Reply Zarina January 10, 2013 at 6:45 AM

    Hi Shaheen,

    I would like to attend the workshop on Jan 19 (tea time treats) and have already emailed you regarding the same.

    Hope to hear from you soon.


  • Reply Sridevi Sarma January 10, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Hi Shaheen,

    You inspire me endlessly….Ohh i wish I could attend this workshop. I live Chennai :( so i have to give it a miss…

    Just to let you know, I took to baking after a 5 yr gap -thanks to you. Your blog inspired me to take that step. I ve started selling baked goodies from home since x-mas.

    Love your work, pics, and recipes….wish to meet you sometime.

    Happy New year to you and have a fabulous year ahead & continue to inspire us…

    Much Love

  • Reply Snigdha Jain January 10, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Hi Shaheen, I would love to attend but just wanted to check – are there any eggless options?

    Thanks and regards

    • Reply Shaheen January 13, 2013 at 6:11 AM

      Hi Snigdha, I’m afraid all these recipes contain egg. Sorry!

  • Reply Neha Kudalkar January 10, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Hi Shaheen!

    When I read about the workshop I was really looking forward to coming, but unfortunately I’m traveling on that weekend!

    Now that you are looking at planning another set of workshops sometime soon – I’d like to register immediately. Please pencil me in ~

    Looking forward to the workshop.


    P.S : I love the Blog ~

  • Reply Raynah January 10, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    How sad! Just when I leave Bombay, you come back and have classes! :( will you be putting up any recipes too?

  • Reply Gita January 10, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Have shared this news on FB for my friends…I just wish I could be there…but I stay in Pune and currently its not possible for me to travel to Mumbai for this one….Probably the next one for sure! :) Thanks Shaheen! :)

  • Reply Perzen January 11, 2013 at 6:58 AM


    I would be really interested in the classes you have. Since this batch is full, please pencil me in for next time for the Chocoholics Class. Just a quick question, do we get to try our hand and making these goodies or is it a cooking demo?


  • Reply Niharika January 13, 2013 at 5:07 AM

    Hey Shaheen,
    I had send u the mail regarding my interest in attending the workshop. But i have not got any reply to the mail i had sent. Kindly let me know the details of money transfer. I need to plan my travel from Pune accordingly.

  • Reply Sonal.R.Patil January 13, 2013 at 7:39 AM

    Hi Shaheen,
    I am sonal from mumbai and i read your article in newspaper but by the time i contacted you batches were full, so please conduct more batches so many girls like me can attend them. waiting for your positive response.


  • Reply New batches! The Purple Foodie Baking Workshops (Jan 25-27), Mumbai | The Purple Foodie January 16, 2013 at 5:56 AM

    […] you? I thought I’d take a weekend of classes during my holiday in Bombay, but the previous batches were sold out in a few hours with people travelling to Bombay from all over the country! Thank […]

  • Reply Niyathi January 25, 2013 at 4:54 AM

    Hey Shaheen,
    Thanks for a wonderful session..tried out the nutella cupcakes and the triple choc cookies. They were a hit! My four year old loved them. Family thinks iam some super baker :-))

    Thanks and have a safe trip back.And please do keep posting more and more Recipes…


  • Reply Padma January 26, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Hey Shaheen,

    Thank you for the brilliant baking workshops that you conducted on 25th and 26th(tea-time treats and french tarts).
    I absolutely had a blast and yes the intensely chocolatey brownies turned out fabulous even at home. My 5 and 18 months old just loved it and my hubby dearest as well.
    Hope you do get some rest and buy all your kolapuri chappels to take back.
    And also good luck with your business venture in Paris.

  • Reply Jyothsna February 5, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Hi Shaheen, Do u have these workshops in Bangalore?

  • Reply Lynette Menezes June 3, 2013 at 5:00 AM

    Please let me know when you will be conducting your next workshop in Mumbai.

  • Reply The Purple Foodie Teaches You To Bake | October 25, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    […] While your suitcase from Paris would carry apparel from Gucci, Versace or Burberry, Shaheen Peerbhai is carrying a bag filled with cooling racks, tart pans, moulds and tips and tricks that she has acquired at Le Cordon Bleu. In her short trip to the city, this Purple Foodie is organising workshops over the weekend for food lovers to get a chance to learn to bake desserts. On menu are tea time treats that include strawberry and roasted almond cake, cinnamon sugar pull apart bread, fig and hazelnut bars, caramel apple upside down cake and intensely chocolate brownies. Also, learn to bake triple chocolate cookies, chocolate chip cake, banana Nutella cupcakes, chocolate mud cake and Parison hot chocolate in Chocoholics Anon. Tempted much? The workshop will take place on 19th and 20th January 2013 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. The first class (Tea Time Treats) will take place from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and the second one (Chocoholics Anon) from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Bandra. It is priced at Rs. 2,800 per class. A non-refundable Rs. 500 is required while registering. Send an e-mail to to save a seat. For other details, visit the website. […]

  • Leave a Reply