Published: 26th June 2019
Move over Tiger Shroff, the real Student of the Year Srinithi Kumar talks about her title and baking escapades
It's weird, but personally, Srinithi doesn't like sweets yet she loves making them! Her sister and parents are the ones who taste what she makes and give feedback
While pursuing her PGDM from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Hyderabad, Srinithi Kumar was the President of Nirvahana, their annual college fest; was the Head of Student Council and was also on their dance team. She flawlessly balanced all her responsibilities, while running her home baking business Sugar Nutter, and guess what? This 23-year-old was chosen as the Student of the Year. "I think it was my mother who used to make sure all my summer holidays were spend learning one skill or another. I really learnt to make the most of time and multitask," says Srinithi, a total Type A achiever who's pet peeve is missing deadlines.
Price point: She charges 350 for a box of brownies with 15 pieces. Red velvet is Rs 400 | (Pic: Srinithi Kumar)
Since the age of 18, Srinithi has been earning from the dance classes she takes and it was this money she invested to start Sugar Nutter. Relying solely on word of mouth, the cupcakes and brownies that this Hyderabadi baked grew popular slowly but steadily. She even takes workshops that focus on simple hacks that will help you skip elaborate methods and make simple desserts right at home! Currently, she is looking for a co-working space where she can conduct these classes more often and for a larger batch. Her experiments with cooking date back to school when she would try to give Maggi an Indian twist and today, her delectable brownies are seriously drool-worthy.
Best of the best: All her products are eggless. She currently bakes three types of brownies including dark chocolate, white chocolate and red velvet. She also bakes muffins | (Pic: Srinithi Kumar)
Though she is an Associate Analyst for credit underwriting at Caspian Impact Investment Adviser, Srinithi continues to run Sugar Nutter with a vigour not only because she is passionate about baking, Srinithi is a girl with a plan. "I want to do something related to food in the coming years so I am saving up to fund my own café. This is my aim," she says and her father, who gifted her an oven two years ago, has generously offered to be the cashier, she shares and laughs.
Stitch in time
Here are a few hacks that Srinithi follows:
- For a quick Oreo cake, mix a few crushed Oreos, baking powder, sugar and milk. Blend it in a mixer and microwave it in a bowl for two minutes
- For gelato, if you have whipped cream and condensed milk, for those who like it a little sweeter, you can mix any flavour to it
For more on her, check out instagram.com/sugarnutter