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New batches! The Purple Foodie Baking Workshops (Jan 24-27), Mumbai

January 16, 2013

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You guys are just the very best, aren’t 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 you so much for being so enthusiastic about the classes.

Because there are still so many of you who weren’t able to catch seats for the workshops, I am now pleased to announce 6 more classes spread over 3 days.

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
[New Class] French Tarts
  1. Pastry dough – pate sable
  2. Pastry dough – pate sucree
  3. Chocolate passionfruit tart
  4. Rustic fig and frangipane tart
  5. Strawberry and pastry cream tart


Thursday, 24th January 2013
11AM – 2PM: Tea time treats
4PM – 7PM: French Tarts

Friday, 25th January 2013
11AM – 2PM: Tea time treats
4PM – 7PM: Chocoholics Anon.

Saturday, 26th January 2013
11AM – 2PM: Tea time treats
4PM – 7PM: French Tarts

Sunday, 27th 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(es) 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.

Looking forward to seeing you all!


Update 16 Jan 5pm IST

  • Friday 25th Jan 4-7pm French Tarts class changed to a Chocoholics Anon class
  • Thursday 24th Jan 11am-2pm Tea Time Treats class added
  • All classes on 26th and 27th sold out 
Update 16 Jan 11pm IST
  • All classes now sold out
  • New class (the 12th and final one in January) to be announced for Thursday 4-7pm later today
Update 17 Jan 7pm IST
  • New class – Thursday 24th January, 4-7pm, French Tarts
  • If you have already paid the deposit for a class and haven’t received a reply from me yet, don’t worry. Despite putting my dear husband onto the job, we just haven’t had the time to check. We will try and reply to all 75 emails by tomorrow.
Update 18 Jan 2pm IST
All classes sold out!
Update 20 Jan
I can squeeze in 1 more person in each class between the 25th and 27th! Email me to signup.


  • Reply Abhi January 16, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Hi Shaheen,

    Pls. do consider conducting eggless baking classes & keep us posted on those.. Thanks :-)

  • Reply sonal.r.patil January 16, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    i want to join the classes for 27th for chocoholics,so pls let me no.

  • Reply Arpit January 16, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Best wishes for the workshop.

    And you are best with what you do.. An inspiration.

    Happy Life! :)

  • Reply Just a girl from aamchi mumbai January 17, 2013 at 4:37 AM

    I am so depressed Shaheen that I am not in India when you running these workshops :( Good job though. I am sure you totally rocked it.

  • Reply Cinnamon Vogue January 17, 2013 at 4:38 AM

    How lovely to visit your homeland and teach them some lovely French recipes. I want to see this “cinnamon pull apart bread “. Please post photos of that Shaheen.

  • Reply Meenakshi January 18, 2013 at 4:57 AM


  • Reply aditi January 21, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    hi i wud liketo join in on 25thjan 4-7.r the seats availiable?

  • Reply shruti w. January 21, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Thank you sooo much for the amazing experience Shaheen!

  • Reply Srividhya February 11, 2013 at 3:37 AM

    Hi Shaheen.. Are you by any chance planning to conduct any batches in bangalore as well ? I am sure many would like to enroll from bangalore as well.

    Love your posts ..

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  • Reply shivani divecha February 25, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Hi please let me know of the future batch that you will take in Mumbai. Thanks. Also, if I am planning a month trip to New york soon so wanted to know if by any chance you take classes there as well. Thanks.

  • Reply manjeet March 4, 2013 at 3:06 AM

    hey…I also want to know about your future baking Mumbai…I am in Powai so need every excuse to come to Bandra.. ;)


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  • Reply Geeta kadam June 23, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    hi,I also want to know about your future baking Mumbai

  • Reply Margaret July 31, 2013 at 5:12 AM

    any new workshops coming up ?

  • Reply Dakshha September 15, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Hi I would like to attend these classes when u r next in Mumbai plz lemme know

  • Reply Anuja October 27, 2013 at 5:16 AM

    Hi Shaheen, i am very interested in taking up a cupcake cakes class with you. Please provide me with some details and the available dates. Thanks

  • Reply Nakia November 8, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Hi there I’m just another lover of all things baked, piped, plated and fancified! I’m looking for macaroon and meringue/ pavlova classes. It’s something I’m very keen on learning. Please do let me know if you plan to include these pretty additions to your menu

  • Reply Rachana March 8, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    Hello there,

    Do you have any more classes coming up for the month of March or April 2014??

    Please let me know

    • Reply Shaheen March 10, 2014 at 11:08 AM

      Sorry, I am back in London and don’t have any classes planned. I’ll let you know when I do!

  • Reply roshni April 1, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Do u have any classes in the month of April?

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