Christmas celebrations at Clarks Shiraz starts with cake mixing ceremony

Christmas is no fun without the traditional Christmas cake. And making it is no quick and easy task — preparations begin months in advance for that. To mark the birth of Jesus Christ, Hotel Clarks Shiraz here organise cake-mixing ceremonies to spread the warmth of the festive season.

People from different walks of life come together for such ceremonies. Wouldn’t it be fun to mix lots of colourful cherries, dates, plums and dry fruits together with your favourite drink, on a lush green lawn overlooking the sea? However, the treat is not to savour immediately but to keep ready for the festive season.

With less than a months left for Christmas and New Year, the Agra city began its celebrations with the cake mixing ceremony. A lot of in-house foreigners, guests and invitees, enthusiastic children and the staff of Hotel Clarks Shiraz geared up with aprons, caps and gloves took part in the fun-filled ceremony. Close to 250 kilos of assorted dry fruits were mixed with cinnamons, nutmeg and generous amounts of liquor and stored in a container until the festive season. This marinated assortment of dry fruits will be incorporated when baking plum cakes and puddings.

The longer the mix is kept for, the tastier will be the cake, said one of the chefs of the hotel. “It is basically to bring in the festive mood and make merry. People who get these cakes are in for a pleasant surprise too,” said Group CMD.