10, Nov 2023
Sayaji Hotel Kolhapur, a prominent destination in South Maharashtra, recently hosted a grand cake-mixing ceremony, a beloved tradition that marks the beginning of the festive Christmas season. The picturesque Skygreen at Sayaji Hotel Kolhapur served as the backdrop for this enchanting event, which took place on November 4, 2023.
Hon. Shri. Prithviraj Patil, Trustee of the D. Y. Patil Group, graced the occasion as the chief guest, emphasizing the hotel’s commitment to spreading joy and preserving the Christmas spirit in the community.
Mr. Amitabh Sharma, General Manager of Sayaji Hotel Kolhapur, expressed his excitement for the event, highlighting the significance of the Christmas cake in their festive celebrations. He stated, “Christmas is right around the corner, and the traditional Christmas cake is an essential part of our festivities. To mark this special occasion, we were thrilled to host the cake-mixing event, uniting our esteemed guests, dedicated team, and people from diverse backgrounds in embracing the spirit of the season.”
The cake-mixing ceremony saw a delightful blend of cultures as participants gathered to marinate an assortment of dry fruits, including almonds, cashews, and pistachios. These ingredients were lovingly soaked in an array of spirits to infuse the cakes with rich flavors and warm holiday cheer. Guests had the opportunity to witness the aromatic transformation of these ingredients, as they became an integral part of the cherished Christmas cake recipe at Sayaji Hotel Kolhapur.
This age-old English tradition, which harks back to the origins of the Christmas cake as plum porridge, gave rise to the delectable confections characterized by an assortment of ingredients. Moist Zante currants, sultanas (golden raisins), and raisins, all soaked in spirits such as brandy, rum, whisky, wine, and sherry, are the heart of these cakes. They are lovingly adorned with layers of marzipan and icing, often featuring decorative elements like plaid ribbon bands and Christmas-themed models, including snowmen and fir trees.
Guests enjoyed a delightful evening filled with soothing music and delectable high tea snacks, creating the perfect ambiance for the occasion. The event spread the warmth and joy of the festive season, bringing together the community in a celebration of shared traditions and merriment.
Sayaji Hotel Kolhapur is renowned for its luxurious accommodations and world-class amenities, making it a landmark destination in South Maharashtra. The hotel’s opulent rooms, exquisite fine-dining restaurants, and grand banquet facilities make it the preferred choice for discerning guests seeking the ultimate in hospitality.