This year, Hilton Mumbai hotel took a lead in cake mixing ceremony. To mark the beginning of Christmas festivities, Hilton management decided to begin the preparations for the traditional Christmas plum cake, much ahead of others in the city.
They organised a stress-free gathering and invited people from different walks of life to take part in the traditional cake mixing ceremony. The poolside deck area was well decorated. There were assorted dry fruits almonds, walnuts, raisins, dried black currants, cranberry, candid orange peel, cinnamon and sweet spices mix.
Plastic gloves, tissue aprons and chef caps were distributed to all and everybody moved towards the table on which the ingredients were kept for mixing. Around 50 kilos of chopped, grated and sliced dried fruits were not just heaped on the table but were laid. There were numerous bottles of alcohol also displayed, which were used in mixture. Kids and guests from all ages took active part in the event.
Brijesh Singh, Food and Beverage Manager, Executive Chef Dinesh Mhatre, FOM Sandesh Parab, team of Chef’s, F&B associates and other HOD’s were in attention to make the celebration a grand success. There were many hotel guests, Indian and expats and corporates with their families. After cake mixing rituals served high tea by the poolside with delicious delicacies.
Ravi Rai, General Manager of Hilton Mumbai hotel says “Christmas Cake mixing is a ritual which is followed all over the world. It is best to do the cake mixing at least three months before Christmas so that all the flavours, aroma and textures get appropriate time to soak in and mature. It gives perfect taste to Christmas cake”.
Brijesh Singh, Food and Beverage Manager said “. The Christmas plum cake is a symbol of celebration and the countdown has begun at Hilton Mumbai. The cake mixing rituals is seen in almost every hotel marking the onset Christmas season. We expect this ritual to bring joy and happiness among all people”.