While growing up, Pallavi was always surrounded by the smell of freshly baked cakes and cookies. The scent stayed with her. The passion to bake made Pallavi quit her job to pursue baking. Today, she is a homemaker and proud owner of Lara Cupcakery.
"I have loved the taste of my mom's home-baked cakes and cookies. Without any training, she knew the right amount of every ingredient. Ever since I can remember, I wanted to learn to bake like her," says Pallavi, a resident of Nirala Eden society in Ghaziabad.
She is a specialist in baking vegan and gluten-free, fresh bread, cakes, muffins, cookies, pastries, cakes and a lot more. She has a PG Diploma in hospitality management from Australia's William Blue College.
The foundation of her business was laid with the help of her spouse and parents. Although it gets taxing at times, she loves it. She wakes up at 5 am and prepares breakfast and lunch for the family. Thereafter, she dedicates her time to baking. She purchases ingredients such as chocolates and butter from INA Market.
She says, "I left my secure career to start something my own. Now that I have to split my time between a bakery and my house." However, she adds, "Managing everything is not easy though, one has to put extra effort."
Pallavi says that she began baking by experimenting intensively with various flavours. "I started just before the pandemic, at which point my friends and relatives gave me orders. Many residents are ordering from my bakery."
Pallavi Bhardwaj got a chance to complete her master's from William Blue College of Hospitality Management in Sydney, Australia. She has worked with Holiday Inn, Novotel, Sheraton, and Hilton in Sydney and Park Royal, Sheraton and Taj Mahal hotel in Delhi as manager and sales head.
Apart from baking, Pallavi is a fitness enthusiast. For this, she gives Zumba classes. Pallavi mentions that she considers herself lucky that she got to live her dream. Her mother is proud of her too. In the near future, Pallavi is also considering giving baking classes.