Food

Chennai bakers take the cake

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Old-fashioned Western fruit cakes are being toppled over by a
cheery avalanche of cheeky, chic, clever cakes conceptualised and
created by self-taught home bakers. By Maaria Kulsum of Adoniya
Fondant figues take about 5 hours to create since each must be hand
moulded, dried and then painted before being set on the cake. By
Maaria Kulsum of Adoniya
A cake created for a Tamil wedding reception featuring the
that ubiquitious background sofa and the entire joint family. By The
Sweet Art.
A cake created for a Tamil wedding reception featuring the
that ubiquitious background sofa and the entire joint family. By The
Sweet Art.
A wedding in progress, on a cake. By The Sweet Art.
For couples that want something more delicate, there are next
generation tier cakes decorated with lace, brooches, flowers and
pearls. By Sabeetha Shyam of Sabeetha’s Cakes
Instead of the traditional cascade of sugar flowers, couples today
prefer something more dramatic, like these three big peonies. By
Sabeetha Shyam of Sabeetha’s Cakes
This ruffle cake was commissioned as a gift from one cousin to
another on the occasion of her engagement. By Aysha Abdulla of Ma
Baker
Moving away from flunces and frills, new age cakes have with clean
lines, simple geometry and straightforward flavours. By Ma Baker
Cupcakes are getting increasingly popular for parties. By Ma Baker
Beyond Wedding Cakes. An crib made to celebrate the birth of a baby
boy. It is entirely edible and the mattress is the
actual cake. By Ma Baker.

Shonali Muthalaly brings us the mouth-watering details on the latest wedding trend: desi wedding cakes. Here are a few samples of what Chennai's bakers are creating.

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