Globe cakes, gingerbread cookies, and peppermint joysticks: A peek inside NCR home bakers’ Christmas hamp – Times of India

December 21, 2021 by No Comments

With plum and nut cakes being the highlight of the joyous season, home bakers are whipping up classic, as well as unique Christmas goodies for the busiest time of the year

Home bakers across NCR are completely booked this season. With Christmas around the corner, they are busy with the usual gingerbread cookies, plum cakes along with chocolate cookies orders. While some are making alcohol-free plum cakes and chocolate balls, others are trying new recipes like carrot, honey and jam cake to go with the spirit of the festival.

Plum cakes and gingerbread cookies are the season’s highlight

What’s Christmas without plum cake and gingerbread cookies, right? Home bakers share that these two have been the highlight of the season. Sheetal Agarwal, a home baker, and a resident of Sector 50, Gurgaon, who delivers across NCR, shares, “We are making a variety of things this Christmas for all kinds of customers. The highlight of this season is the classic plum cake soaked with rum along with whiskey, wine and brandy. A perfect option for kids on the other hand is the globe cake.” She adds, “We’re also offering Christmas-themed white and dark chocolate bars, cupcakes, along with gingerbread and coffee cookies. We are also trying out new recipes like spice cake, carrot cake, honey and jam cake, and offering them to our customers through our weekend menu so that they can try out something new every week.”

Namita Khanna, a home baker and resident of Sector 81, Gurgaon, says, “For Christmas, we are making customised cookies, breads and muffins. We are also baking rum and nut cakes, and fresh orange and lemon cakes. The orders are coming in for cranberry loaf, focaccia bread, red velvet cakes and herbed cheese and garlic loaf.”

While most plum cakes may contain alcohol, home bakers are ready to bake a cake for you without alcohol as well. Seema Jain, a resident of Sohna Road, tells us, “Along with making traditional Christmas plum cakes, I am also making eggless plum cakes and liquor-free rich fruit cakes. I am also making gingerbread and chocolate cookies this season.”

Home bakers taking limited orders to focus on quality

While some of them are already booked this season, some expect to get orders in the week prior to Christmas. From taking limited orders to focussing on quality and offering gift hampers for their customers, there’s a lot that the home bakers are doing this season. Shefali Sharma, a resident of Sector 57, Gurgaon, who is making traditional plum cakes, carrot walnut tea cakes, linzer cookies among other cakes, shares, “I have been booked this season. Though we expect …….



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