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