As the month of December gets underway, fruit mixing is one of the most awaited traditional rituals that marks the onset of Christmas season. The history of the fruit mixing ceremony dates back to the 17th century, during that time a lot of fruits and nuts were harvested before the winter season and these seasonal fruits & nuts used to go into the preparation of the traditional Christmas fruit cake.
The stirring ceremony is part of an age-old Christmas tradition of cake mixing and one making wishes for the New Year. The ingredients of the festive fruit cake are mixed with wine and liquor in advance so that the ingredients can develop aroma and taste. When you smell the warm aromas of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg and see the lusciously soaked blackcurrants, sultanas, figs and prunes, the immediate thought of the most widely celebrated festival of the world, the Christmas comes to mind. The Ambassador, host these Christmas events in Mumbai, Chennai and Aurangabad at our hotels every year which is a part of our age-old tradition.
Today in many households all family members come together and soak the harvested fruits in wine or rum that are dried and stored soon after harvest the mix. Originally a family affair, it is now practiced in many years in organizations like hotels, restaurants and bakeries to spread joy goodwill where all the kitchen staff members come together regardless of their designations.
Although the traditional cake mixing ceremony is warming up to the festive holiday season, it does much more than just that. Today, the age-old ceremony of cake mixing is seen more of an occasion for social gathering and pre-celebrations to Christmas which starts a few months before Christmas and the winter festivities. For many it is some quality time to spend with family, and for others, it’s a bonding time with their friends and relatives.
Preparing for a celebration is truly an event where people bond with each other especially in a commercial kitchen where the staff enjoys the ritual of pouring and mixing with much enthusiasm and fun. During your blissful stay at our hotels, join us at our cake mixing event in Aurangabad, Chennai and Mumbai.