Houston-based Indian cake artist, Hemu Basu, is a newsmaker. She won the Halloween Wars on Food Network for making the scariest cake, ever. She's also the winner of Cake Artist of the Year Award 2020, by the Houston Bakers Guild.Indian women around the world are making a mark with their unusual success stories, and Basu is one of those making waves in the culinary world by sculpting cakes into artwork. But, taking part in reality television cake wars is tough. Basu has been baking cakes for nearly a decade and specializes in artistic cakes that can verge on the photo-realistic. She also runs a cakery called the Sweet Sensation.Im a self-taught cake artist and kept stumbling on amazing cake decorating recipes, she says. I started competing in the cake competitions in 2016, and I have won prizes in cake decorating. I participated in the Food Network TV competition on the wedding cake championship season two. Baking cakes gives me immense happiness. Theres a very large baking community in the US, so breaking into this niche segment wasnt easy.Here's everything else the cake sensation revealed during our one-on-one with her.Cake InspirationBasus foray into baking began with the search for the best birthday cake recipe for her kid.