Pastries or cakes, choice is yours this Xmas

Pastries or cakes, choice is yours this Xmas


yummy: Variety of cakes displayed at cake expos and bakeries in city as part of Christmas festival. dh photos by prashant h gThe carol singing competitions and the stars displayed at most of the shops in city, heralds the arrival of Christmas, the festival to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, well in advance. It is also the time the aroma of the freshly baked cakes waft through the air, with all the bakeries and sweet shops busy preparing cakes and pastries, the favourites of the season.

Christmas is synonymous with cakes and no one can even think of celebrating Christmas without relishing the soft, delicious cakes that comes in different flavours.

Though Mysore city does not hold annual cake festival as grand as our capital city Bangalore, steps are being taken in the last few years to hold cake exhibitions and shows with unique models adorning the place and a display of a variety of mouth-watering cakes, including eggless ones to attract the strict vegetarians.

It has almost become a tradition with everybody cutting across the religious barriers to celebrate the festival of Christmas or the New Year a couple of days away, with a piece of cake.

Gruha Shobhe, a consumer expo being held at the Scouts and Guides ground is attracting hordes of people with its irresistible offers of consumer products with zero per cent interest and a very comfortable EMI. Speaking to City Herald, Savitha, one of the customers at the expo said she and her family looks forward for the expo, which is usually held during the time of Christmas and New Year, as there are many offers that suits everybody’s pocket. They have made it a practice to add one product to their homes every year as the EMI does not burn a hole in your pocket.

Moreover adding any consumer product to the kitchen or house brings in a satisfaction of prosperity and a sense of happiness for the whole year, she says .

The expo also has a cake exhibition, arranged by one of the popular bakeries of the city. A huge replica of Taj Mahal is being displayed at the exhibition. Speaking to the newspaper, Nazad said that seven persons were involved in making the design and it took seven days to complete the structure which weighs 750 kgs.

They have even tried to bring the Brindavan Gardens of the popular Krishnaraja Sagar dam complete with the greenery, fountain in the centre, the steps with coloured lights and the two mantaps on either side of the gardens, which drew attention as it was totally a new concept for the viewers. Though the clock tower near the Town Hall will chime or not, the Cake clock tower standing in a corner of the show weighing 150 kg was working, only it will not chime. Apart from this there are also a wide range of fresh cream. There is also a demonstration of cakes at the premises between 6 pm and 9 pm.