Hemu Basu is one of the nine astonishing bakers starring on the 1st season of Netflix’s Is It Cake? She competes in the eight-part show from the Netflix giant but this isn’t her first baking competition on TV.
Learn more about her, age, husband & kids, ethnicity, which are among the several topics that we discuss in this article. So, keep reading to learn more about Hemu.
Hemu Basu On Netflix’s Is It Cake?
Hemu Basu is one of the cast members of Netflix’s baking treat Is It Cake? A team of highly skilled 9 bakers joined the baking show where artists create mouthwatering replicas of handbags, toys, and more in a mind-bending baking contest inspired by a popular meme. The winner of the eight-part series bags the prize of $50,000.
In addition, other casts joining him are Andrew AKA Sugar Freakshow, April a social media baker, Dessiree primarily a wedding cake designer, Justin Allen of Everything Just Baked, Jonny former fast-food cakes creator, Nina owner of food truck Nina Creole, Sam founder of Cade’s Cakes, and Steve an associate dean of the culinary school.
Spoilers Ahead: But after the fierce cake battle, Andrew Fuller was declared the winner of the first season of the Is It Cake? He walked off with a $50,000 prize fund plus an extra $30,000 he won over the ‘winner stays on’ relay part of the competition, where up to $10,000 was up for grabs in each round.
In February 2022, Hemu announced on her IG, “You guys I’ll be on Netflix!!!!!!! Can someone pinch me, is it for real??? It’s a new series called “IS IT CAKE?” Coming March 18 @netflix US and globally!!
Hemu Basu Career
Hemu Basu started her cake journey back in 2013 in Scotland. Her love for art, an accidental stumbling into an awesome cake recipe, and a little bit of cajoling from my friends and family was the start of her journey, The Sweet Sensation. After moving to Texas in 2015, he saw an online cake competition and decided to compete and won the competition.
In an interview with Katy Times, she said, “Don’t ever give up. When I started in (2011) I knew nothing. I think, in truth, I knew nothing about baking – how to decorate cakes – nothing at all, so I read a book about cake making and what will make you want to pay me for (baking).”
The self-taught baker has been going at it ever since. She has been the recipient of several awards such as February 2016 – first place in pretty witty cakes the UK, May 2016 – first place in Sugar Art showcase San Antonio, May 2017 – first and third place in SAS cake show San Antonio Texas, October 2017- first place in professional sculpted cakes category at showing me sweets cake show in St Louis, and many more.
Her portfolio is filled with cakes for different occasions like birthdays, graduation, sculpted, and wedding. She also makes figurines and Indian cakes. The sculpted cakes in Sweet Sensations cost above $300 whereas custom cakes start from $150. The starting price for figurines and Indian flavored cakes starts at $80.
Hemu was previously featured on Food Network’s Halloween Wars and won.
Furthermore, she works at Satin Ice and Hemu’s sweet sensation LLC. She is also the USA Division Member at FIPGC USA Division International Federation of Pastry Gelato & Chocolate.
However, her parents wanted her to pursue her Master’s degree but her family pushed her to bake.
Is Hemu Basu On Instagram?
Hemu Basu is available on several social media platforms. You can follow her on Instagram (@thesweetsensation_hemubasu), Facebook (@hemubasu & (@hemlata.basumatary), Pinterest (@HemuBasu), and Twitter (@hemubasu & @ghemlata).
Hemu Basu Husband
Hemu Basu is married to her husband Biswajeet Basumatary. They tied the knots on 13 July 2003 so you know they are together happily for 18 years. She brags about how supportive has been on her business page. She shares two children (Nandita and Nandu) with Biswajeet. Their eldest daughter Nandita turned 17 years old in January 2022.
Hemu also shared that her son is her toughest critique.
In November 2019, Hemu shared on her Facebook, “I like me better when I’m with you”.
Hemu’s husband, Biswajeet attended Ctton College, Guwahati followed by Computer science at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Bhopal, and Computer science at MACT. He is currently working as an engineer at Schlumberger.
Her family also lived in Aberdeen, Scotland but he transferred to Houston, Texas in 2013.
Hemu Basu Ethnicity?
Hemu Basu is of Indian ethnicity. On her Instagram, she is often seen celebrating Gandhi Jayanti and sharing stories of Hindu mythology.
How Old Is Hemu Basu?
Reportedly born in 1980, Hemu Basu is at least 41 years old. She celebrates her birthday on 31 August.
Where Is Hemu Basu From?
Hemu Basu hailed from Dehra Dun, India. She is currently living in Katy, Texas.
How Tall Is Hemu Basu?
Hemu Basu stands tall above the height of 5’4”.
How Much Is Hemu Basu Net Worth?
Hemu, with her successful business, has built a net worth under $300K.