Cake mixing ceremony goes virtual at Doubletree Suites by Hilton Bangalore
As the month of festivities get underway, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Bangalore hosted one-of-a-kind Virtual Cake Mixing Ceremony with the Digital mavericks of Bengaluru.
With the purpose of keeping the celebrations smaller, in-person and socially distanced, the hotel responsibly designed the virtual concept of ushering in the Christmas festivities. The food enthusiasts and influencers were sent a Cake Mixing kit well ahead of the event that contained massive varieties of candied fruits, assorted nuts, mixed spices, fruit peels, and all the important spirits along with a glass jar too to mix it all up. The fruit soaking ceremony was then organized online with a load of fun and a load of work, all amidst great cheer and fervour. The day of the event was rung in under the watchful eyes of Executive Chef Tanmoy Majumder.
After the virtual event, the mixing jars were brought back to the hotel from the bloggers’ homes and emptied in to large containers. Chef will now joyfully start to blend all the ingredients for an exotic dough preparation, store for a couple of days with occasional stirring to mature beautifully in time for Christmas and to be churned out as Christmas plum cakes by our pastry team.
On this occasion Subhabrata Roy, General Manager at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Bangalore expressed, “We have always organized the tradition of cake mixing with a lot of enthusiasm and merry making. We didn’t want the pandemic to dampen the festive spirit and so we decided to take the celebrations online. It was truly ecstatic to watch the influencers and chefs participate in the mixing, thereby, celebrating the onset of the festive season. Welcome to the days of virtual networking!”
Tanmoy Majumder, Executive Chef at the hotel said, “The cake mixing is a Christmas tradition dating back to many years. It is a pre-requisite for settling the liquor in the mix of nuts, fruits and spices. The more the ingredients get soaked in good quantity of spirits, the better the taste. We are going to prepare the cake with mounds of almond, raisin, cashew nuts, topped with powdered cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, orange and lemon peel, prunes, dry black currents, golden apricot and other exotic spices, mixed with bottles of liquor and wine. This will be kept till the dry fruits get fattened on the liquor. Then our chefs will combine flour with this mixture for the dough and bake it to perfection”
Spreading camaraderie and goodwill, the rich and decadent plum cakes will be delivered to our digital friends in mid-December. Never knew that cake-mixing could be so therapeutically euphoric, even on the internet!
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