Meet Monika, The Crumb Goddess
I am a sweets connoisseur fueled by my passion for art and bold colors. I specialize in uniquely customized couture confections and eye-catching luxe cakes designed to suit any occasion. Each creation is uniquely tailored to the client’s imagination, placing an equal emphasis on taste as well as appearance. As a cake designer, it is my belief that the world should be freed from ordinary and I am proud to challenge the status quo. I express my design vision with cake as my canvas, exploring its many platforms while pushing my creative boundaries.
As a child growing up in the Virgin Islands, I cannot remember a time when sugar wasn’t on my mind. If I wasn’t indulging in coconut tarts or bread pudding, I was enjoying the sweetness of a Tamarind Ball, a Caribbean treat made of rolled Tamarind fruit and sugar. My career started with a passion for food and a love for sugar, as I attended a technical high school which exposed me to my initial Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts experience. After high school, I acquired additional skills attending Paul Smith’s College Culinary Arts & Patisserie program as well as in Business Studies from Johnson & Wales University. Between my school and life balance, I gained over decade of experience working as a Pastry Chef at various well rated restaurants. Since then I have stepped out on my own and experimented with techniques inspired by nature. I have also been influenced by the instruction of some of the best cake artists in the world including Maggie Austin, Winifred Kriste, and Thao Armstrong.
My passion for baking came from a desire to stretch my imagination through edible mediums. With cake design, I can merge my love for artistic freedom with my secret obsession for all things sweet. As a result, I have developed an affinity for using the medium of sugar art to create hand-formed sugar flowers that mimic nature . Through use of gorgeous aesthetics to adorn our gourmet cakes and frostings, I hope to make your sweet dreams a reality. The creations of Crumb Goddess Cakery add to the beauty of a celebration. Artistic elegance, and delicious cake flavors are a part of my commitment to you.
I take great pride in using my creative freedom as an outlet to deliver a high quality product that is sure to be the star of any event. I would love the opportunity to make your special occasion all the more extraordinary, memorable, and unforgettable.