Shifa, hails from the lush tropical island of Sri Lanka, where the spices and smiles are plenty and the people are known for their warmth and hospitality. As an island-girl, a devoted mother, passionate Baker and Entrepreneur, her firm belief that food is a universal language that brings people together, was the secret to her passion project, 'Whisk It'. This home baking company, with its decadent sweets and desserts was an immediate hit amongst family and friends and was soon the sought after dessert caterer for small scale family and corporate functions in Colombo.
A connoisseur of food, and not just of the dessert kind, Shifa continues her food adventure in the UK, cooking spiced and mouthwatering Sri Lankan recipes, traveling and tasting the local cuisine.
She continues her passion for baking as a member of the North American franchise, Cinnabon, and joins The big Bakes Team as a Head Baker to share her expertise and joys of baking with you.