September 30

Learn the basics of baking


I started with zero knowledge of baking basics. The last 15 months were a game changer in my life. I had consumed myself for 4 years of works in the last 15 months. You will truly mistake me if you count my experience to be 15 months. The journey started with learning the baking basics. I consumed information from the internet and started learning to bake from scratch. I have a firm belief in starting with basics and then slowly heading towards the advanced levels. It always helps to know the basics, the chances of going wrong reduces.

The year 2014 was cyclonic for me. My husband failed in his startup. He took up a project in Pune and we all moved to this new city leaving my job behind. A new city and a lot of new things to learn. In any new place when you try to settle down, the first few months are to adapt yourself to the new environment.

Whatever happens, happens for the good. It was only after moving to Pune, I starting to realize my passion for baking. And somewhere in July 2016, I decided to transform my passion into my profession. I could have made enough money for myself by picking a job. However, working 9-5 did not interest me any longer. This time I wanted to work for myself and not for others. I wanted to bake.

The journey from a hobby baker to a baking instructor was not a cake walk.  Life might be easy when you have a “Guru” or “God Father” who can enlighten the path of your journey.

Baking Basics for Beginners

Unfortunately, I did not have a mentor with me. I learned baking basics from the internet, experiments, and mistakes. I had to use the shortfall of a Guru to my benefit. My endless failures in my experiments made me learn all that does not work. Today, I can tell people what will work and what will not and can help people in avoiding those mistakes.

Disclaimer: I have no formal education in blogging, website management, food photography, content writing or recipe creation. I am a self-taught person and everything I listed just above is from my own experience.

When I look back at my journey, I realize how much of the hard work it has been for me. Experimental baking, Food Blog, Baking Workshops, creating YouTube video recipes, and authoring my eBooks on baking, I have come a long way. With my continuous blogging, I have become a household name for many.

My sincere thanks to everyone who have helped me in understanding baking basics and now it’s my turn. In my opinion, the best you can give to your society is knowledge and creating possibilities. With this hope, I am writing a series of articles on the basics of baking and beyond.

Baking Basics for Beginners

Baking tutorials for beginners

In this baking tutorials for beginners, I will cover the baking lessons for beginners. This includes baking tips, dos and don’ts, ingredients, tools, equipment’s, and baking science. I will also cover baking healthy with whole wheat for those who want to lead a healthy lifestyle. At the end of this tutorial, you will be able to start baking from scratch. So let’s get started.

I will highly encourage you to join my Facebook Page and Facebook Group to keep your learning continuous. The Facebook Page is to showcase your talent to the world and the Facebook Group is the place where the seasoned bakers selflessly assist the budding bakers with their baking experiments. For baking enthusiastic in India, feel free to connect and check how you can become a part of my workshop and get hands-on experience of baking directly from me.

See you soon with the next article in the series.

Cheers and Happy Baking!


Baking Basics

Master the Art of Eggless Baking (without harmful chemicals and preservatives)

Eggless Whole Wheat Dessert Course

Eggless Whole Wheat Dessert Course

You may also like

  • Hi Sonia. Are there any online classes going on for bread baking by you .I would like to register. Thanks in advance

  • Hello mam..kindly suggest aluminium or non stick utensils?Which are the good ones for baking in otg oven?

  • Hi Sonia,

    I would like to learn everything about baking. Be it cakes, muffins, bread and different types of chocolate making.
    Can you please help me with that!

    • Hi Anuja,

      I would recommend you to enroll for my 30 Days Baking challenge. We just had season 1 and season 2 is going to start from 1st Jan. Last date to register is 15th December. If Interested drop a message at 7262959006.

      Happy Baking!

  • Hello Sonia
    I have a huge interest in fondant cake making and want to start my own business from by making cakes. Bt I don’t know right now how to make cakes.can u please help me?

    • Dear Lalita,
      Thanks much for trusting and connecting with me. As far as fondant cakes are concerned, that’s not my forte and I might not be the right person to help you with that. As far as cakes and healthy cakes are concerned, I have a complete course on 100% Whole Wheat Cakes, Muffins, and Brownies. You may be interested in that. Here is the link for the same.
      Course Details at:

  • Hello Sonia… Very much impressed by your article i.m very bad at baking skills by very passion about them pls help me

  • Hello Sonia
    Gonna try ur recipes… It would be my first time… Hopefully, it confess out gud. Thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes.

  • Thanx sonia for being inspiration to all home bakers…. Sonia I am new to baking but good at cakes not in breads can u please solve my query .. whenever I make bread it doesnt come bouncy I know the reason might b the dough of bread doesnt come together its remains sticky I knead it for more than half an hour but still it remains sticky n not pliable what can b the reason of that

  • I got a mail in which free e-book’s downloadble link is there , i fill the form all the succesful msges are shown but i didn’t get the book.
    Is this only fake enquiry to collect data in your site if no book is downloadble Sonia

    • I am sorry that you feel so Daman. The download link comes in the email that you get after filling the form. Please check your email. Do check your spam as well if you don’t find the email in your inbox. If you still face a problem, write me an email on and you will certainly be assisted.


  • {"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}