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Outsourcing Christmas cakes

These city bakeries will bake Christmas cakes to your recipes. Just drop off the ingredients and wait for the festive season to start!

entertainment Updated: Dec 14, 2011 00:40 IST
Namya Sinha

These city bakeries will bake Christmas cakes to your recipes. Just drop off the ingredients and wait for the festive season to start!

The spirit of Christmas is taking over the Capital with all zeal and fervour, with everyone gearing up to bake or buy their plum cakes and decorate their trees.

However, if you are crunched for time, yet don’t want to settle for store-bought cakes, you can get someone to bake your cake.

CakeAll you need is to provide the ingredients, and there are bakeries in the city, who will happily bake a fluffy wonder for you at nominal charges. This way you get

to choose your own flavours and at the same time be relieved off the cumbersome process of baking too!

Grover’s The Bakery Shop
At Grover’s you can get your cake baked throughout the year, but for baking Christmas cakes, they offer special provisions. So, call and see what suits you best. Here, all the ingredients needed for the cake have to be given by the customers.

Even though the bakery is known for delivering the cakes on the same day you place the order, during the peak season of Christmas, chances are that you might have to wait for 3 or 4 days. Do call for advance booking.
Charges: Rs170 per kg
Where: No-54, Main Bazaar, Kingsway Camp
Tel: 011-27133113

New Anand Bakery
This bakery gives you the option of using their basic ingredients such as eggs, refined flour (maida), and sugar needed for the cake. But if you wish to add fruits or any such extra ingredients to the cake, you would have to provide it to the bakery.

Since it’s Christmas time, chances are that you might not get a booking easily and on your desired date. So call in advance to check whether dates are available or not.
Charges: R17 per pound (400 grams approximately) (Charges extra if cake ingredients are bought)
Where: 84-A, Deshbandhu Gupta Market, Karol Bagh
Tel: 9211453272

Jyoti Bakery Sweets and Restaurant
Popular among those who want to get cakes baked, it is also a favoured baking destination for the expats celebrating Christmas in the city.

The bakery stocks most of the basic ingredients that are required for baking a cake, but you have a choice of carrying your own ingredients. If you are unable to book a date to get your own cake baked, you could choose from their traditional Christmas cakes, priced at R240 per kg.
Charges: R180 per kg
Where: A-146, Gandhi Market, Hari Nagar
Tel: 9811669136/011-25495662

Frontier Bakery
Though this bakery has lots of outlets in the city that offering a range of confectionery items, their branch in Pashchim Vihar bakes Christmas cakes if
you give them the material. Here, you need to provide all the ingredients (refined flour, eggs, sugar, fruits).

And, the bakery charges extra for baking powder and caramel. One needs to call in advance and take timings and slots for the baking.
Charges: R100 per kilo of total material
Where: A5/10, Pashchim Vihar, Near Indraprastha School
Tel: 011-23681998

Evergreen Pastry Shop
The waiting period of getting your Christmas cake baked during the festive season can go up to two days here. The pastry shop in this season has already started giving advance dates for cake baking.
So, do call and check before you plan to place an order and go there with your ingredients. Customers have to carry all the required ingredients in order to get a cake baked here.
Charges: R120 per kilo of refined flour
Where: 230, Main market, Patparganj
Tel: 011-22791778

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