Baking is an assortment of pure love, garnished with utmost care into a culmination of all the good things that life has to offer..
Baking is often associated with comfort food. Conjuring up homemade scones, chocolate brownies, macaroons or cupcakes has become a bit of a trend of late.
PLAPP’s featured BAKER ARTIST, Yesha, who hails from Chandigarh says that Baking is her first love which rejuvenates and refreshes her mind and soul. Yesha considers Love as the core ingredient to bake something incredible and bring smile on everyone’s faces. She believes that the pinnacle of gratification is when a person smiles ear to ear after taking a bite of her self-cooked dessert.
This Baker-artist who is a foodie herself and belongs to a family of connoisseurs takes her food very seriously and specialises in cakes and chocolates. Initially, every artist struggles in making their respective career choice, sometimes due to outside criticism and sometimes because of personal inhibitions BUT Yesha had all the support from her family and friends which ultimately motivated her to pursue a full-fledged profession of baking.
She started her affair with chocolates in her very own kitchen which gave birth to her venture “The Chocolate Box by Yesha Malhotra“.
Yesha who majors in Clinical, Organisational and Counselling Psychology says that it was exteremely challenging to convince her parents to let her pursue a course in Patisserie. They wanted her to pursue a PhD in Psychology but seeing Yesha’s inclination towards baking, they suppoirted her in making her own career decision.
Soon Yesha started taking small baby steps towards her aim and finally got into Le Cordan Bleu, Melbourne for a course in Patisserie. She says “It was a delight learning French classical cooking techniques in pâtisserie and working with puff pastry, choux pastry, Danish pastry and croissants, learning different types of chocolates and desserts in a dynamic working environment.”
Not only did she had a fabulous time in Melbourne but also excelled in her field of practice, Yesha was appointed as a chef at THE MELBOURNE CUP. From that moment, her life took a 360 degree turn and she was one of the finest bakers amongst her collegues.
After years of practice, Yesha was back in India and collaborated with SUPER DONUTS, Chandigarh and gave them several of her new flavours like ‘Banoffee Bombshell’, ‘Electric Current’ and ‘Going Nuts’.
When Team PLAPP interviewed Yesha and asked her about her inspiration, she said, “The last learning session which I attended was of Jay Shetty, a motivational philosopher. His sessions are truly inspiring and about the purpose we have in life. The sessions are so in tune with the real life situations. He is all about making wisdom go viral. Something which helped me learn is to make a positive difference in one’s life. Another inspiration in my life is Shivesh Bhatia, who inspires me each day with his outlook on creating simple yet beautiful recipes. At a very young age, he has achieved so much and is already inspiring individuals each day. I learn by experimenting and trying out new things and this is something even he does. His content seems original and easy-to-follow.”
It is rightly said “Baking may be regarded as a science, but it’s the chemistry between the ingredients and the cook that gives desserts life. Baking is done out of love, to share with family and friends, to see them smile.” – This is what our Baker artist believes in and this is how she has been winning thousands of hearts not just with her vibrant smile but also with the magic of her hands.
Yesha strongly adheres to this beautiful saying, “The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream- KHALIL GIBRAN”.
One important tip that Yesha wants to give to the blooming artists today is “LET YOURSELF BE SILENTLY DRAWN TOWARDS THE THINGS YOU REALLY LOVE. IT WILL NOT LEAVE YOU ASTRAY.”
We whole heartedly love you and your work Yesha and Team PLAPP is proud to present you as our Baker-Artist.
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