Spotlight on Monsoon Sweets
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A friend of ours, Roopa Kalyanaraman Marcello, just launched her new company called Monsoon Sweets. She was kind enough to talk to us about it and share some photos, which are in the gallery at the bottom!
Despite my day job in public health, I continued to follow my passion of baking, regularly coming up with new recipes, and sharing them with friends and family. Over the years, I’ve baked thousands of cupcakes, several wedding cakes, hundreds of birthday cakes and cookies, and even a 500-piece dessert bar for my own wedding!
Along the way, my creations have earned praise from respected voices in the food community. Several years ago, I was invited to create a cake for the restaurant Dirt Candy’s second anniversary celebration; this chocolate-Thai green curry cake is now one of my most loved flavors. My cakes and sweets have also won numerous prizes at the Brooklyn Food Experiments, including several first prizes from both attendees and judges, which have included Bon Appetit’s Andrew Knowlton, the New York Times’ Melissa Clark, and Food52’s Amanda Hesser. At those events, I realized just how much I loved sharing my baked goods with new people.
In early 2017, I finally decided to launch Monsoon Sweets. I’m so excited to share my distinctive sweets with people across New York City and beyond.
RC: You mentioned that you incorporate flavors that you grew up eating. Are there any family recipes or especially nostalgic treats you bake?