Bake for Good & Banana Bran Mini Cakes

How do you decide when something is scaling new heights? By the numbers? Well, that might be true for many people or communities. But for Ovenderful Mom Bakers Community  the way to define how we scale new heights is diametrically opposite. The numbers are important – they tell a story. But is that story compelling…

Bake for impact & Gluten-free Quinoa Oats Breakfast Bites

Until some years ago I used to do small bake sale fundraisers, alone with my super-small 18 litre oven. And I was happy. I would barely raise any funds – but I could raise awareness. And that was enough. It is still enough. After being able to bake with a community of generous bakers, who…

3 Reasons – Healthy Cupcakes and Sharing them with kids

3 reasons why we should distribute healthy cupcakes to kids to give a moment of joy when the poverty that surrounds them cannot be removed with just one baked good ? Well, there are more than 3 and very good ones at. Here is #Why1 – Because look back on your own childhood. What do you…

Another ‘first’ – who heard about selling cakes to raise funds for abandoned/injured animals?

Originally posted in March 2012 For all of you who have been seeing my posts about dogs (adoptions, welfare and anything else! ) on Facebook, irrespective of whether you share the same love or not, there is something I want to share – the first time I have ever sold my baked products was to raise money for a non-profit organization that works towards the recue, rehabilitation and rehoming of abandoned and injured dogs, primarily the Indian stray ones. As you read this post, at some level it might seem strange, that I chose to link my passion for baking…

From baking for fun to baking for fulfillment…

Originally posted in February 2012 While I continued to have fun with my ‘oven-derful’ biscuit making experiences, I was also enjoying my stint of freelance writing with the Burrp! magazine. However, the fact that writing would become a medium for one of the most fulfilling things I have done in my life so far, was unknown to me when I visited the Founder of Search Years, an NGO in Gurgaon, working towards the overall development of children from villages in Haryana, India. Their center, known as Kalasthali, is where vocational skills and art are used as a conduit to instill…