These Edible Artworks By Prachi Dhabal Deb Have Our Heart

Oct 13, 2022, 16:21 IST

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There are baking artists and there’s Prachi Dhabal Deb, whose edible art has taken social media by storm. On the occasion of  National Handloom day and Karwa Chauth fervour, recently, this royal icing artist created bridal cookies that were trending on the ‘gram! These small cookies intricately designed as faces of brides are a hit and for all the right reasons. “I wanted to incorporate the vibrant colours, jewellery, clothing styles of various places in India,” she adds. Have a look at it here:

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Notable Accomplishments

Not just that, she’s also an established name internationally and has won several awards for her unique creations. She currently holds two world records for making the biggest royal icing structure that weighed 100 kgs, and the maximum number of vegan royal icing structures. Prachi was also awarded the Cake Masters Royal Icing award for the year 2019 in Birmingham whilst being nominated for these prestigious international awards in 2017 and 2018. Apart from being one of the best cake artists across the globe, Prachi also is an internationally acclaimed judge for various competitions around the world.

 


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Prachi's Journey 

It’s quite surprising that baking wasn’t Prachi’s plan A. Instead, she was working in the corporate sector for a few years before she decided to change her path. “I started my journey as a cake artist in the year 2012 before that I was working as a financial analyst in a multinational. I was skilled enough to be in the accounts and finance field but I think the monotony of the work and it wasn’t giving me scope to grow and as a kid, I’ve always been artistic. I use to love colours, love to paint, and do a lot of different creative activities. So out of exploring those opportunities in front of me, I started painting again, I started baking, and decorating again. One thing led to another and I started my career as a cake artist,” she explains. 

 

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It’s been a decade since and she has only grown in her field. Due to her crisp and exact artistry and a great eye for detail, she has mastered the art of crafting royal-looking, rich bakes that are spectacular in appearance and exquisite in taste. She seeks inspiration from floral arrangements, exquisite embroideries that are inspired by the Mughal and European constructions; and her contemporary cake designs are inspired by architectural and apparel designs from across the globe. Prachi also believes in giving back to society. In an effort to share her knowledge, she conducts workshops for the underprivileged regularly. “I wanted to share my knowledge with others and to teach creative aspects to people. For the underprivileged, my goal is to reach out to them and to help them with my knowledge,” she explains.


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Recently, she was a part of a hands-on session for AWWA (Army Wives Welfare Association) held at the College of Military Engineering (CME), Pune. At the two-day workshop, Prachi demonstrated various skills related to baking cupcakes and cookies and shared her skills with the women present. She also arranged a fun and interactive session for kids at the Balgruha Orphanage in Pune and taught them the basics of cake baking.Her future plans include doing what she does best and continuing to help others with her knowledge.