Bengaluru: The 40th annual cake show will be open for public view at St Joseph’s College grounds in the City from December 19 between 11 am to 4 pm. The show will conclude on January 4, 2015.
An 18-ft-diameter model of Indian Parliament, standing right at the entrance of the venue, is the primary attraction and the largest of all cake models put up at the event organised by the National Consumer Fair. With attention paid to every little detail, it took the makers at least three months to put the model – made of sugar and edible glues – together into one single piece. Flying dragon, a 14 by 15 feet model painted in black edible colours, is another eye- catcher. From the scales to the bright- coloured eyes, it is all crafted to perfection.
Three different types of wedding cakes, one each in square, triangle and octagonal shape, a six feet Chinese Pagoda, the Mangalyan spacecraft and Dragon Park are among the smaller models on display at the venue. The white tiger, ‘Dilli Ka Sher’, as huge as four feet long, looks majestic.
A second look
The model of an elegant bride made of marshmallows, rice crispies and gum paste would indeed invite anyone to take a second look. “It took me at least eight days just to complete this one,” said Sam, who works at the Institute of Baking and Cake Art (IBCA).
Attention paid to designing the bride’s dress, the bouquet in her hand, and the accessories indeed speak volumes about the expertise.
After the exhibition, the models would be given to NGOs who would melt them and use the sugar for other purposes.
Entry fee for the event is Rs 49, while it is free for children below the age of three.
One might just mistake it to be a piece of cloth used to decorate the cake if one is not told that even that could be consumed. Made of sugar and edible gums wrapped around the ethnic bridal hands is this edible lace. “This is the first year that we have put up edible lace. We have used it on two of our models,” explained a member from the IBCA.
Addressing a press conference in the City on Wednesday, C Ramachandra, whose team has put up the show, along with students from the IBCA, said it took them over three months to craft all the models. “Overall, it took us 3,500 kilos of sugar to make all these models. We had them all in parts and have put them together in one model,” Ramachandra added.