C hristmas is a couple of months away. It is cake-mixing time. Preparations start early, and at Travancore Court preparations have started in full earnest with the cake-mixing. The cake-mixing was done at Durbar Hall. Loads of dry fruits were mixed with candied fruit and dunk in spirits and stored to season to be used in the famed Christmas cake. It was led by the executive chef and others participated in the ceremony. And now the wait for Xmas!