‘Cake Mixing Ceremony’ organised at CTIHM

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Varieties of cakes were mixed especially the Christmas plum cakes in order to celebrate the birth of Lord Jesus Christ.
Jalandhar, November 22, 2016: To commemorate the pre-Christmas celebrations, the students of Hotel Management comprising B.Sc.HHA and B.Sc.HMCT organised a cake mixing ceremony at CT Institute of Hotel Management at Shahpur Campus on Tuesday.
The students prepared pre-mixture for the Christmas cakes in which variety of dry fruits were mixed and soaked in wine, brandy & rum for fortnight. The event was organised as a ritual which has to be done before Christmas Eve in order to prepare flavored plum cakes. Dr. Rohit Sarin (Director, CTIHM) informed that making of Cakes are done mostly in the month of December. Cakes are very important in this festive season. Interested people always try to experiment different methods in making of cakes. CTIHM has stepped forward and already started preparations in making of special kind of cake which may weigh up to 100 Kgs. All students have joined hands in the preparation of cake.
This is to mention that the age old ceremony of cake mixing starts a few months before Christmas and the winter festivities and is considered to be an usher for good tidings and happiness. It is a tradition at the CTIHM to welcome the holiday season with a fruit soaking ceremony ahead of Christmas. There are massive steel basins with candied ginger strips lining the bottom, and huge trays filled with fruit – raisins, black currants, candied peel, candied cherries, tutti frutti etc. of course the all important ‘spirit of the season in different flavours of wine & Brandies to soak the fruit with. Dr. Sarin said, “To set the ceremony off, we were each handed gloves, aprons and chefs hats. We set to work with handfuls of fruit ceremoniously dumped into the steel basins, the men folk mixing the fruit. Once all the fruit was in, and well mixed, the bottle were emptied in one by one, with warnings on ‘no swigs allowed‘”.
Speaking on this ceremony S. Charanjit Singh Channi (Chairman, CT Group of Institutions) appreciated the efforts and participation of students and said that these types of events enhance the skills and increase the confidence level of students.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016