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This Islamabad Baker Creates The Coolest Cakes

And she got her training from Le Cordon Bleu

By Sherazade Khan

So you can’t eat your cake and have it too, but while you do have it, you want it to be something pretty to look at, and divine when you finally dig into it. I recently had the absolute pleasure of sampling this gorgeous tropical paradise themed lemon blueberry cake and boy did it blow my mind! I savoured each one of the three helpings that I shamelessly devoured.

Mint To Be is run by an Islamabad based baker extraordinaire, Tania. Her love for culinary art and passion for putting together deserts, took her to Le Cordon Bleu, Bangkok, in 2014. After catering to the lovely city of Islamabad for five whole years, she did the one year course and returned to her home town to start baking professionally with a Diploma in French Patisserie.

Speaking of how she got into this delicious business, she says, “I was obsessed with baking during my teenage years. Unfortunately, there was no Google [when I was growing up] so it had to be cook books, magazines, family recipes, you name it and I have tried it! When I wasn’t in the kitchen, I was working on some sort of a creative DIY project involving painting, sculpting or designing. All this inspired me to combine my two favourite activities and turn them into a career.”

How’s that for inspiration?

Here are our top twenty picks of Tania’s creations, prepared with oh-so-much love and dedication.

Nutella… need I say more?

I’m not a fan of pumpkin but I guarantee you, I would dig into this without a second thought!

This one is absolutely, breathtakingly beautiful! So delicately put together…we wonder if she used forceps?

Don’t you love the stark contrast of baby pink and dark chocolate!

Fruits of the forest, anyone?

This one’s a stunner!

The gold leaf gives it an almost regal feel…

Here is something for the lucky mama-to-be!

The soft colours give this one an ethereal look…

Look at that sparkling turqoise topping, and of course macaroons!

Presenting every little (or big) girl’s dream!

A Nutella fan’s fix for the week!

This was for one lucky little princess!

Join in on the unicorn madness…

Did someone say Cookie Monster?

This is just too perfect to cut into!

Such pretty colours!

A delightfully spicy autumn cake.

If you have a sweet tooth you’d have a field day with this one!

This one’s got a vintage feel to it…

We hope our little compilation (trust us, there’s a lot more at offer by Tania) has left your mouth watering! Got a party coming up? Why not try a dessert? It’s Mint To Be!