Cake mixing is one the first events that sets the tone for the season of Christmas and many hotels in the City organise cake mixing ceremonies on a large scale and invite people to be a part of the celebration.
The cake mixing ceremony at ITC Windsor, which was held recently, proved to be a great hit among the people of the City. Sushil Haksar, Director General, Association of Distiller, Brewers and Vintners of India said, “Cake mixing ceremony is a celebration to welcome the season of Christmas. It creates joy and happiness among people.”
Said Maneet Singh Ohsan, Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage, “It is a ceremony that involves a lot of people. In many hotels, the ceremony is just confined to the hotel staff but here, it brings families and friends together.”
Many were of the opinion that the ceremony was well-organised and gave a great start to the spirit of Christmas. Yvonne Pinto, who was present at the event opined, “It is wonderful to get into the spirit of Christmas. This is a warm and lovely ceremony during which family and friends get together.”
Around 200 kilos of dry fruits and 60 litres of alcohol were ceremoniously put in a steel basin. The dry fruits were mixed with brandy, rum, champagne, orange juice and other flavouring agents to get a good aroma and rich flavour. The traditional cake mixing ceremony took place under the initiation of Vijay Malhotra, Executive Chef of ITC-Windsor.
“Glazed cherries, candied fruit, orange peel, dry apricots, dry dates and prunes were added this year. This is a much larger mix when compared to the mix used in the previous years,” said Sandeep Raj, Pastry Chef.
The guests also helped themselves to some delicious snacks like honey mustard chicken sandwich, cheese chutney sandwich in brown bread, ‘mirapakai kodi’ puff, ice tea and cold coffee, which were served at the event.