“Plant smiles, grow laughter and eat cake”
Hello! My name is Vikash, a self-taught baker, green lover and a designer by education.
The Yellow Pumpkin is a fusion of all my passions merged into one, it’s a space for me to celebrate, explore and share my journey with you. It all began when I was just a kid, my oldest memories of my childhood are that of huddling next to my mother in our tiny kitchen, while the other kids played outdoors. But I was hooked, and so my culinary journey began, I started taking charge of the kitchen independently, while my mother was away attending to the family business. Gradually, I began experimenting, trying out new recipes, baking in rather ill-equipped instruments, calling our friends and neighbours for impromptu tasting sessions at home. Then came my Terrace Garden full of herbs and vegetables, which I dearly loved and spent much time tending to, it meant easy access to fresh ingredients for my recipes at all times.
To everyone’s surprise, I decided to pursue a degree in design, I was drawn to fashion as a starry-eyed teenage boy and over the course of next 8 years I spent designing for some of the leading retail brands. When my job situation unexpectedly changed, I found myself wondering if, instead of going to get another “real” job, I could instead begin a new chapter.