I am Ashel here from Calicut, Kerala. I am a mother of a beautiful daughter. I completed my engineering from Srm University, Chennai. Followed by, I worked few years in IT sector as a software developer until I discovered my current passion which is Ashel’sBakingHeaven . Much earlier to this, I had another profession. I was a professional tennis player and I have played both international and national level tournaments. My highest ranking in the world was 1029 and I was ranked among top 5 in India under the 14th category.
Definitely, motherhood changed my perspective on life. Being a mother is a gift according to me. I feel blessed. There is a lot that goes into you. Like both physically and emotionally. You start to look beyond yourself and ready to face any challenges of life. I have become much stronger as a person after I have become a mother.Being a mother is learning about the strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.
Mother’s role is something you cannot describe. It’s much more than giving birth to your child. A mother and child is an insurmountable connection in any form. The Love, care, affection is unmatched to anything. That’s the most beautiful relationship ever.
Since Childhood, i always had an inclination towards art and creativity and I do agree motherhood raised my creative quotient.
Cooking and baking are in my genes. My mom, my grandmothers and even my great mothers are excellent in cooking. It was my mom who started baking first. She used to make basic tea cakes which I used to enjoy a lot. It was fun to watch her bake for the family. Later I had a chance to do home science as an additional subject in 11th and 12th. it was indeed a wonderful experience learning many other things too. After becoming a mother, I followed the same my mom used to do for me. Baking for my daughter and family brings me joy. Soon I started baking for friends and many others.That’s how Ashel’sBakingHeaven was born. It’s been more than 3 years and going strong.
My inspirations are my mom for introducing me to this beautiful world of baking and I chanced upon seeing works of India’s finest cake artist par excellence rumana jaseel in a local Malayalam magazine. I couldn’t stop admiring her work. She is definitely one of the reasons why I got into cakes. Well, finally my husband, he is everything to me, my pillar of strength, support, a great father and a wonderful husband. He definitely made my dream come into reality.
Ashel’sBakingHeaven originally focuses on organic customized cakes and bakes. I like to offer and customized healthy and unique looking cakes for birthdays, engagements or weddings. My focus is on organic and premium ingredients in all my cakes. I bake for different occasions like anniversary, weddings, and birthday parties. Eggless, Sugar-free, Gluten-free are few customization that I make on clients request. Be it any occasion, a handmade creative cake is something to cherish forever.
A message I would like to give to all Indian mothers who are talented and creative but never exposed to the world is that each one of you is talented, but you need to leave your mind wandering for a while to get open up. It really does ignite your thoughts and creativity. Give yourself some time and look around what you are good at.
When your passion becomes your work, you will never get bored.