Every week her shop introduces a new cake.
Finka Keran, a well-known manager in the region, has recently decided to turn a new page after decades of intense work. She started a successful pastry shop based on what used to relax her after long hours at work – cake baking. This is how Podsused, a north-western part of Zagreb, got its Cukarino Cafe, reports Večernji List on May 5, 2016.
Continuous stress, lack of time for anything but work, exhausting work-related obligations, and no time at all for any private life, have made Finka say good-bye to big corporations and start her own business. In one year she has created about 40 different cakes. They are products of her own confectionery imagination and, most importantly of all, they are made from quality ingredients. Every week Cukarino has one new cake made by Finka. Besides the amazing cakes, she also offers a top quality coffee to her guests. This is not a surprising fact as she has spent a good part of her career in the coffee business.
“My cakes are not a result of the need for quantity, but of my wish for quality. I have used the best chocolate, butter, walnuts and eggs, and instilled a lot of love and passion in them. My wish is for everyone who tastes my pastries to feel the greatest joy. I am creating the product from the best ingredients available on our market. The price difference is not that big, but the difference in taste is drastic. Our happy guests are another proof that we are on the right path. I am very proud that someone is willing to come here from the other part of the city to enjoy a piece of their favourite cake while having a cup of good coffee”, she explained.
Finka said that she wanted to satisfy as many sweets-lovers as possible. For instance, the shop has cakes for people who are gluten-intolerant and, she said, “we are careful to prepare something for those who cannot eat eggs, plus our cakes have less sugar in general so everyone can have a piece without feeling guilty”. They also serve low-fat cakes, like the Vita Cake made of almonds, carrot, oatmeal and honey. Finka is using both traditional and a bit more modern recipes from the area, or as she calls them – the treasuries from our grandmothers’ kitchens.