T he traditional ceremony of cake mixing starts well before Christmas. Vivanta by Taj Malabar Cochin heralded the festival of Christmas in grand style with the ceremony which kicked off the Christmas and New Year celebrations of the hotel. The cake was mixed with chopped and dried fruits and spirits. Ingredients like cherries, plums, raisins, sweet ginger, black currant, orange peel, cashews, honey were mixed along with brandy, red wine and rum. Around 2500 kilograms of cakes will be made, informs chef Rasheed.
“The ceremony is an opportunity to cherish the memories and harness love and relations,” says Suman Dutta Sharma, the general manager of the hotel.
To start the ceremony, all guests, chefs and staffs were handed gloves, aprons and chefs hats. The entire ingredients along with spirits were mixed thoroughly. The fruits have been placed in casks to soak in all liquid and mature beautifully by Christmas. It will then be used by the in-house bakery to make plum cakes, puddings and other delicacies. For orders contact Aquino Lopes at 8089044436 / 0484 6643300.