Sunday, 11 March 2018

Meet Sameera Banu, owner of Toppings and Cakes N Salad


Nowadays conventional birthday cakes are no more in demand. Customized cakes are trending now like anything. We have Sameera Banu who started her business by taking orders through her online facebook page and now is a proud owner of a popular outlet in Hyderabad. Read on to know her journey as an entreprenuer and her beautiful creations of customized cakes.


TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOU:

I am Sameera Banu, (Many people know me as “Banu Samee”) born and brought up in Chennai. Currently living in Hyderabad. Married to Prakash, Who is an IT professional. We have been gifted with Son and daughter. I Presently Own “Cakes N Salad” a small Cafe located in Hyderabad.




I am always reachable on my FB Page via Messenger. This would be my email address. Daffodild88@gmail.com

My Page:

www.facebook.com\toppingss
www.facebook.com\cakesnsalad


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TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS:


Being a Self-Learner, I am passionate towards cooking and baking, I Started baking cakes and cupcakes for my Son, who is fond of Cakes.  He always pat me to try new recipes and encourage me well. Then I made my first birthday cake on his 7th birthday.


I started making cakes for friends and Neighbor’s which pushed me to take the first order on Jan 1st, 2016.

 We started taking orders for Customized cakes via our FB Page (www.facebook.com\toppingss). Then In June 2017, we officially opened our first outlet of Cakes N Salad (www.facebook.com\cakesnsalad) which our focus is to give healthy bakes to our customers.




HOW MUCH ONE CAN EARN IN YOUR BUSINESS?

Being a home baker, our earnings are depends on Skills and Orders. Usually I spend 40 Hours a week. However earnings are not fixed for every months. I still remember my first month earning was 10k and I noticed a reasonable hike in the monthly earnings now a days.


TELL US ABOUT YOUR TURNING POINTS  AND MILESTONES IN YOUR BUSINESS:


For me, Turning Point in my profession is the day I have chosen to make fondant based customized cakes which made me realize that I have cake sculpting skills with me.I Can say that day i decided to get in to commercial business would be the milestone for me.


TELL US THE DIFFICULT TIMES U FACED AND HOW DID YOU RECOVER?



As a Home Baker, we have to put lot of effort starting from taking the orders till delivering the cake. Being a Mom, Managing 2 Toddlers alone at home also expect more effort from the personal side. Right now I’m Planning to hire support staff’s in order to ensure flawless delivery from the operation side.


TOP 5 LESSONS U HAVE LEARNED FROM THIS BUSINESS WHICH U WANT TO SHARE WITH EVERYONE:



1. Value your Customers.
2. Learn, Learn, And Keep Learning.
3. Always Maintain your Work-Life Balance
4. Keep an eye on Quality and Time, as always.
5. Share your work and learnings, Keep Growing.


HOW ARE YOU BALANCING WORK AND PERSONAL LIFE?


I always set my priorities before I start the day and schedule those priorities with in the timeline of 8 hours of my work hours. Sometimes I extended my work but most of the time, I stick to that 8 hours so I can get plenty of hours to engage in my personal life.


SHOWCASE SOME OF YOUR BEST WORK: 











   

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FUTURE PLANS:

Planning to phase out more outlets which can create job opportunities, especially for the woman without education background and proper support. I will try to make them with well-equipped skill sets in the baking industry.



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