Jar De­signs

SWEET SUR­PRISE

India Today - - COVER STORY -

Ade­signer by day and a baker by night as she calls her­self, Nishita Kam­dar took to mak­ing dessert jars five years ago as a “pas­sion project” and to “find so­lace from the mun­dane job of an ar­chi­tect.” The all-veg­e­tar­ian dessert jars, over time, have now trans­formed into ham­pers that can be cus­tomised for oc­ca­sion gift­ing. The most pop­u­lar on the menu is molten choco­late, where one can heat the jar and it turns into a gooey choco­late cake. Kam­dar and her mother Neeta have cre­ated paan vel­vet, a desi take on the red vel­vet cake, and a deca­dent Oreo and co­conut choco­late cake that brings back child­hood mem­o­ries. The jars also see sea­sonal recipes such as a fruity rasp­berry sea salt choco­late in win­ters and a mango fresh cream cake dur­ing the sum­mer months.

MADE TO OR­DER

While the ham­pers usu­ally come in pine wood boxes, Kam­dar can cus­tomise the gifts with a printed de­coupage wrap­ping, rib­bons and per­son­alised tags when the num­bers are above 30.

USE AND RE­USE

These are gifts that stay with you long af­ter you’ve scooped up the dessert. The glass jars are re­us­able and the wooden boxes in which they are packed can be used for trin­kets.

Nishita Kam­dar of Jar De­signs

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