Cake mixing is a ritual that is traditional and age old and has become very much a part of India for past many years. Traditionally cake mixing was a family affair and then it became a community affair as it’s more to mark the spirit of fun and frolic. Friends and families meet and do this ceremony with fervour and love marking the celebration of harvest as exotic fruits and nuts coupled with wine and liquor are mixed and kept for the traditional Christmas plum cake.

The ingredients that go into the cake mixing never include flour and eggs. So, the mixing takes place with

  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Mace
  • Rum
  • Brandy
  • Whisky
  • Wine
  • Honey
  • Golden syrup
  • Raisin
  • Black Raisin
  • Cashew
  • Walnut
  • Almond,
  • Candied fruit
  • Cherries
  • Black currant
  • Dates figs and prunes

This tradition has been a warmth and bonding source and now it’s a merriment. Its believed that alcohol soaked fruits and dry fruits bring in not just warmth to the household but also good luck. The cake is aged with alcohol and this plum cake is the most loved cake with tea in England in the winters as it’s loaded with warmth, both of love and ingredients.

Bangalore is a witness to many luxury hotels doing cake mixing but each year the fervour and delight of JW MARRIOTT is unmatchable. The theme this year was Wild wild west and most of the guests were adhering to the cowboy n cowgirl look. It was beautifully executed as the whole crew entered with these amazing ingredients in their cow boyish attire while suitable music played. The whole affair was massive and when the you see the sultanas, prunes and black currants etc being soaked and loaded with wine then the warm yet intoxicating aroma of spices cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger that emerges totally seeps into your system.
The tradition goes that there is a way to mix it, its east to west.

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There were kids getting tattoos done and biting on churros, doughnuts and sausages while adults enjoyed various kinds of cocktails served before the lunch started. It was a noon full of laughter, mirth and merriment, truly marking the beginning of the festivities. So gather your kith n kin and enjoy the festivity is in air,
Cheers !!