The great cake mixing ceremony at luxury hotels

04Everyone knows Christmas cakes and puddings but very few know that traditional ceremony is organised for cake mixing well in advance. Cake mixing is a British tradition but followed globally. Months in advance almost all the hotels universally  organised cake mixing ceremony including India. It is basically to bring in the festive mood and make merry.

A lot of in-house foreigners, guests and invitees, enthusiastic children and the staff of hotels gears up with aprons, caps and gloves take part in the fun-filled ceremony. The Christmas cake ingredients contain lots of colourful cherries, dates, plums and dry fruits together with cinnamons, nutmeg and generous amounts of liquor. The treat is not to savour immediately but to keep ready for the festive season. This marinated assortment of dry fruits incorporated when baking plum cakes and puddings. Mumbai Messenger sharing pleasing moment to its reader’s cake mixing ceremony held at numerous luxury hotels.

The Leela Mumbai

Chef Surender Mohan - Head Chef, Rashna Elavia, Executive Pastry Chef with guests during cake mixing ceremony.
Chef Surender Mohan – Head Chef, Rashna Elavia, Executive Pastry Chef with guests during cake mixing ceremony.

Vivanta by Taj President

Room guests, management and team of chefs participating cake mixing ceremony.
Room guests, management and team of chefs participating cake mixing ceremony.

Le Meridien Hotel New Delhi

Davinder Kumar Vice President Food Production and his team preparing for Cake Mixing
Davinder Kumar Vice President Food Production and his team preparing for Cake Mixing

St. Regis Mumbai

Residential guests, food blogger and management team during cake mixing ceremony.
Residential guests, food blogger and management team during cake mixing ceremony.

Lebua Resort Jaipur

Neelabh Chug General Manager (Extreme Right) with some key guests from Corporate and hotel team members during cake mixing ceremony.
Neelabh Chug General Manager (Extreme Right) with some key guests from Corporate and hotel team members during cake mixing ceremony.

Hilton Hotel Mumbai Airport

Bhagwan Balani - General Manager (centre) with Executive Sous Chef Balaji Srinivasan (next to GM) along with Sales and marketing team members, culinary team members and food and beverage service team.
Bhagwan Balani – General Manager (centre) with Executive Sous Chef Balaji Srinivasan (next to GM) along with Sales and marketing team members, culinary team members and food and beverage service team.

Grand Sarovar Premiere – Goregaon

General Manager Ajoy Balkrishna (Extreme Right) with hotel guests and special invitees during cake mixing ceremony.
General Manager Ajoy Balkrishna (Extreme Right) with hotel guests and special invitees during cake mixing ceremony.

Sahara Star Hotel

Head of the departments, employees from all departments participated in cake mixing ceremony.
Head of the departments, employees from all departments participated in cake mixing ceremony.

ITC Maratha

Long staying guests and management team participating in cake mixing ceremony.
Long staying guests and management team participating in cake mixing ceremony.

Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach

Culinary team of Novotel hotel during cake mixing ceremony.
Culinary team of Novotel hotel during cake mixing ceremony.

The Lalit Mumbai

Long staying guests, management team and employees participating in cake mixing ceremony.
Long staying guests, management team and employees participating in cake mixing ceremony.

ITC Grand Central

Guests and management team of participated in cake mixing ceremony.
Guests and management team of participated in cake mixing ceremony.

Westin Hotel Mumbai

Westin hotel Mumbai organized cake mixing ceremony in a different way in association with Oberoi Mall held at the mall.
Westin hotel Mumbai organized cake mixing ceremony in a different way in association with Oberoi Mall held at the mall.

Marine Plaza Hotel

Kshitiz Shekhar Executive Chef with guests and culinary team at cake mixing ceremony.
Kshitiz Shekhar Executive Chef with guests and culinary team at cake mixing ceremony.

Author: Sitaram Mewati

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