Desserts are the new rage for startups in Hyderabad5 years ago Neha Mohsin
STRESSED spelled backwards is DESSERTS!!
‘Startups’ are doing exceptionally well with desserts as their domain. Their efforts and hardwork are undoubtedly taking ‘Creativity’ to the next level. From custom Cupcakes, ThemeCakes, ice-creams to Donuts for every occasion, we now look for reasons to celebrate!!
Here are a few of the startups who have made their mark in this industry.
Must Experience –
1) Zoey’s Bakehouse
An online bakery managed by Poonam Maria Prem, offers customised cakes to suit your party theme exactly the way you want! Being a visual effect designer for almost a decade (who has even worked on the Oscar award winning Life of Pi), Poonam’s passion towards baking started a year back and she is thoroughly living every bit of it.
The Hyderabad based Food Startup: Bakehouse, named after her four year old daughter – Zoey, has 3.5K+ FB fans and counting. She started off with birthday cakes, but now has expanded her menu to include wedding cakes and even proposal cakes! “The idea is that you can eat the decoration as well. So I made sure everything on cake is edible” says Poonam.
The cakes at Zoey’s Bakehouse always comes with a fondant figurine – all made up with sugar. From people, cars, animals, musical instruments, to popular cartoon characters. “I am growing as a baker and that is what I love about my work. I want to set a benchmark for cupcakes in the city and overcome the myth of them being available only aboard” says Poonam during her interview with the New Indian Express.
It has been recently awarded the ‘Baker of the year’ by the Home Bakers Guild – A Global online community of more than 17 thousand bakers.
Go ahead and place your orders!!
2) Concu Cakes
In French ‘Concu’, translates as crafted or designed and true to its name the cakes are designed with creativity and care. Concu is new Hyderabad based Start-up Started by Mr Sahil Taneja and his wife Swati Upadhyay, the concept of concu evolved over a period of time but its roots were planted firmly in England. The Chef (Sahil Tanejua)’s love for fine European pastry is reflected in his work.
Their outlet has a unique and impressive welcome with pictures of famous chefs from UK. Adding to that, the light in the weaved butte adds to the attraction at the entrance. This is basically an independent house, where the living room displays wide spread of delicacies with a small four people sit-out area adjacent to it and rest of the place is used for baking. The calming atmosphere makes you feel at home.
I have tried the chocolate cupcake and macrons and I must say the Chocolate Macrons here are the best!
3) Donut House
Donut house at begumpet is a one stop store offering you a wide range of donuts.
Its easy to find the place – right next to Pizza Hut in somajiguda and nearby the Necklace Road MMTS station. The ambience is modern, bright and colourful with the Interiors being done in 2 colours mostly yellow and white. The display of all the donuts available sets the appetite going, just looking at it.
Dark Marble is my fav from their menu.
4) Oh So Stoned!
Ice cream is ice cream anywhere… Oh So Stoned! – Hyderabad’s Best Stone Ice Cream.
Started by Rohan Lepps and his wife Meghna Rao, this ice cream parlour is a part of Purple Leaf Hotel located at the Secunderabad. With a blend of ice cream flavours, this place with its amazing name is made with quality ingredients nurtured to perfection in its taste. The Bakery and confectionary offers a wide variety of gourmet cakes & pastries, ice-creams & gelato and delicious smoothies & shakes.
With their Motto – “Get high on Ice cream”, Oh So Stoned! is refreshingly new in the field of cold stone ice cream outlets.
Oh so stoned’s mouth watering Scarface Sundae – Combination of Nutella and Ferrero rocher ice cream
Mars attack. Fried Mars bars with Caramel sauce. There is nothing better than this.
Block -Baklava Ice Cream! (named after the famous middle east sweet loaded with pistachios and walnuts)
Not too heavy on your pocket, this place is just perfect to beat this summer. Open till 2 AM in the night, family and friends can hang out here to enjoy and freeze real good memories to last for a lifetime.
# Zomato user’s choice
5) Menchie’s Frozen Yoghurt
Menchie’s is a world-leader of ensuring best-in-class products and is the ambassador of frozen yogurt quality worldwide.
“Anyone can sell a product, but very few places can provide an exceptional experience, one that makes you part of a community. That has always been our goal,” said Amit Kleinberger, CEO of Menchie’s. Started in 2007, the brand has taken The Frozen yoghurt industry to its peak, with an average of 5 new outlets opening every month globally.
With more than 350 stores, the franchise has branches in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Guam, India and more.The brand offers its customers premium rotating yogurt flavors and delicious toppings for unlimited combinations in every bite. The proprietary collection is made from the milk of “smiley” California cows, which have not been treated with artificial growth hormones (rBST).
Check-in on their Facebook page and get a 10% discount on your bill!