The city’s biggest and much awaited annual Christmas and New Year cake show will be inaugurated on Friday at the St Joseph’s Indian High School grounds near UB City.
The show, in its 44th edition, is currently being held in association with the National Consumer Fair, and will be open to the public from December 14 to January 1 from 11 am to 9 pm every day.
The organisers said this year’s show is themed on ‘Water and Earth’ and will feature a 1,600-kg replica of the Red Fort, made using sugar paste and royal icing, as its chief attraction, among other models. As many as 23 bakers have taken part in the show.
The total weight of the cakes adds up to over 26,600 kg, comprising a total of 19 models.
The main materials used in making these edible structures are sugar paste fondant, royal icing, rice krispies, edible clay dough, gum paste and other baking products.
The visual treats vary from the larger-than-life size to intricate details covering the cakes. The key feature of these cake models is that they are reusable.
The organisers have worked hard to put up this show against odds like weather conditions and the troubles in assembling heavy, yet delicate structures.
Last year, the show witnessed a footfall of 1.5 lakh people, with visitors showing a keen interest in the displays and being warmly attended to by the organisers.