Giant Cake Baked in India

27 Jan
This past weekend, the Indian port town of Thalassery celebrated a slightly delayed anniversary of the first cake to be baked in the country. It is said that on the 20th December, 1883, a Brit associated with the East India Company asked the owner of India’s first cinnamon plantation to bake him a cake for Christmas.

To remember the occasion, modern day Indians have baked a 350 long eggless cake, weighing in at 1200kg; it took two days and a team of twenty to bake and put together. The cake will be layered with icing and strawberry jam, and topped with cornflour and sugar paste figures of well known personalities such as President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

As this is the celebration of the first cake baked, how about telling us what your first baking memories are? Mine are of following Mum around the kitchen and of using my Easy Bake oven.

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One Response to “Giant Cake Baked in India”

  1. Organic Coffee January 31, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    Now that is a huge cake! Do you happen to know the top world book record? Just curious …… I hope they sell it for a worthwhile charity!

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