Why BaKaurs?

So many people have been asking me questions about Disney’s Magic Bake- Off, but one question in particular stands out, “Why BaKaurs?” so I thought I would take this opportunity to explain it.

BaKaurs is pronounced bay-cores which also sounds like bakers. My dad came up with this play on words and Sidak and I loved it! But the reason why we loved it so much has a much greater significance.

All Sikh girls use the term “Kaur” in their name which means warrior princess. Since Sidak and I both use the name Kaur as our middle or last names, we chose our team name to be “BaKaurs,”

Sikh girls can be identified by the Kaur in their name and Sikh men use Singh ( which means lion). All Sikhs wear Karas (a stainless steel bracelet on their working hand) and if you noticed on the show-both Sidak and I have the same Kara on our wrists. Our Kara is a part of our Kaur Power!

Another reason that we chose BaKaurs is that both Sidak and I are from the Bay Area!! We are BaKaurs--short for Bay Area Kaurs which literally means Bay Area Princesses!

It gives us both so much much joy and pride to be included in the Princess episode. A princess is brave, compassionate, strong, smart, hardworking and beautiful inside out. As most young girls, Sidak and I grew up wearing Disney princess outfits not just for halloween, but all year round. We have had so many princess themed birthday parties. We take our Princess role seriously.

For this episode, when we were asked to create a cake with a story about our modern day princess it took us very little time to come up with a story for our princess, Seva Kaur.

In Punjabi, Seva means helping others without expecting anything back in return. Seva Kaur means the princess who helps others from her heart.

Our Disney modern day princess is a health care worker who spends here days and nights heeling people. Her kingdom is her hospital which is a happy place because hospitals are a place where people magically get better. Seva Kaur has a big heart because without a big heart you cannot be compassionate. She is smart, caring, has healing powers, but she also has long beautiful hair, loves wearing south asian clothes and wears a crown made of flowers since people associate taking flowers to hospitals for those they are visiting.

You can watch our Disney Princess episode RIGHT NOW on the Disney Now app and you can soon find Disney's Magic Bake-Off Season 1 Episode 3: Princess episode on Disney Plus!!

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