AN engineer has found a new recipe for success after starting her own cake business during lockdown.

Aungshu Rahman finally found the time to pursue her passion when the pandemic put life on hold and launched The Cakeologist BAR.

She said: “I really love baking and cooking. I wanted to start this for a really long time but there has always been something stopping me, whether that’s my studies or starting a new job.

“But during lockdown my workload and other things I would usually be doing has reduced, I was baking way more than I was before so it seemed the perfect time to start it.”

Aungshu went to Swansea University to study aerospace engineering and works full-time as a maintenance planner at BMW.

She wanted to try something out where she could be creative in her free time.

“I get to try out new things and make something I want to make,” she said.

“I can design something that’s pretty and tasty, I can take my time to make something beautiful.”

Since she kicked the business off in July for her 31st birthday she has made cheesecakes, cupcakes and sponges. But as it grows she is hoping to make more recipes including macrons.

She said: “I’m just really excited, I’ve always wanted to do it and now it’s finally happening.”