This item is an audio file.

Oral History Interview with Shamsun Nehar

Shamsun Nehar began her business Cakes by Lucky in 2014 after baking for her friends and family. She learned cake decorating as a creative outlet from her day job as a senior software engineer for the engineering company Continental Automotive. Now she's baked and decorated over 500 cakes for weddings, birthdays, and other special occasions for metro Detroit's Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani and multicultural communities. Part of her work involves decorating with South Asian or desi themes such as incorporating saris, long fabrics worn by South Asian women, dholkis or drums, sherwanis, outfits worn by men, on the cakes using fondant. Shamsun is one of metro Detroit's Bangladeshi Women Entrepreneurs.

Duration: 00:56:59

Date: February 2021
Subject(s): Shamsun Nehar
Type: Oral History
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Creator: Nargis Rahman
Location: Detroit, MI

Collection: Nargis Rahman Fellowship Project
Item History: 2021-06-18 (created); 2021-12-08 (modified)

* This digital object may not be sold or redistributed, copied or distributed as a photograph, electronic file, or any other media without express written consent from the copyright holder and the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). The user is responsible for all issues of copyright. If you are the rightful copyright holder of this item and its use online constitutes an infringement of your copyright, please contact us by email at to discuss its removal from the archive.