Celebs at Christmas cake mixing ceremony : It is not yet Christmas, but the intoxicating aroma of the cake mixing ceremony at The Summit Hotel, Kupondole, Lalitpur, organized recently, brought alive the rich tradition, heralding in the spirit of the festival. The first step towards making the cake is the mixing process and is known as cake mixing ceremony. It has been a ritual followed world wide as it is believed to be a harbinger of good tidings and happiness.
Armed with gloves and decked in typical chef hats, aprons, and Christmas Head gear Celebs like Former Miss Nepal World Malina Joshi, Former Miss Nepal International Subekshya Khadka, Singers Indira Joshi, Deepak Bajracharya, DJ Shishir Lama and others including the Chefs of the Hotel itself were seen participating in the cake mixing ceremony.
To set the ceremony off, each one was handed gloves and chef hats, they set to work with handfuls of fruit ceremoniously mixed. Once all the fruit was in and well mixed, the bottles were emptied in one by one. The ingredients of the festive fruit cake are mixed with wine and liquor in advance so that the ingredients can develop aroma and taste. Originally a family affair and is for many years celebrated within organizations to spread camaraderie and goodwill.
The event was celebrated with great camaraderie as the participants rolled up their sleeves and mixed the huge piles of chopped raisins, glazed red cherries, pistachios, walnuts, black currants, dates, dried apricots, cashews, dry grapes and other ingredients used in the cake.
– by Rojin Shakya