A nip in the air and a change in the colour of leaves mark the onset of Christmas. Ahead of Christmas celebrations , Ibiza The Fern Resort & Spa, Kolkata hosted a joyous Cake Mixing Ceremony today. A galaxy of stars including Actress Mumtaz Sarkar, Singer Soumitra Ray and Actress Sayantani Guhathakurta joined the Cake Mixing Ceremony at Ibiza today.
The cake mixing was initiated by Subhadip Basu – General Manager & Zaffar Rahman – EAM (F&B), Ibiza The Fern Resort & Spa Kolkata. Other chefs , resort staff, the residents and non-resident guests rolled up their sleeves and donned the Christmas hats to plunge into a hearty mixing of dry fruits, nuts , raisins and syrups galore.
“Cake Mixing is a ritual performed to welcome happiness and prosperity . This tradition is followed all across the globe and heralds the Christmas season which is incomplete without the rich and sumptuous Christmas cake. The more hands that go into it the better the flavour of the cake.We at Ibiza The Fern Resort & Spa Kolkata have a full fledged bakery and churn out cakes of all sorts of flavours. We celebrate the ritutal every year, however the covid played a dampener. This year we are celebrating with much enthusiasm and fanfare . We hope to make It a bigger celebration next year” said Subhadip Basu, GM – Ibiza the Fern Resort & Spa Kolkata.
The cake mixing began with handing over the aprons, gloves and Santa caps to the guests and celebrities. This was followed by the chefs, other staff members of the hotel and guests coming together to mix the ingredients. The process began with adding the fruits and nuts to a large container and pouring the spirits. Then the mixture was tossed and turned till they were drenched in the spirit. Christmas décor and live crooning added immensely to the camaraderie of the event. This was followed by a scrumptious spread by the culinary maestros of the hotel to celebrate the festivities with a perfect blend of Christmas spirit and cheer. It was a tremendous task of mixing an assorted 35 kgs of fruits with 12 litres of wine, whiskey, beer, brandy, vodka and rum! For almost 30 days, the mix will be allowed to steep before their special Christmas cakes, Christmas puddings and Dundee cakes come out of the oven.