Star-Studded Cake Mixing at Afraa Deli, Salt Lake

Star-Studded Cake Mixing at Afraa Deli: JustODThings

Star-Studded Cake Mixing at Afraa Deli

What’s the similarity between a Christmas cake and a film? Well, for one, several months of [reparation and hard work by many people go into the making of each. And, at the end of it all, it is the reaction of the people that decides the fate of each. You’d think I have gone crazy, drawing comparisons between such unrelated things. But, I haven’t. I just enjoyed a cake mixing at Afraa Deli in Salt Lake with some of the actors from Colkatay Columbus!

Star-Studded Cake Mixing at Afraa Deli, Salt Lake

A Surprise Guest at the Cake Mixing at Afraa Deli: JustODThings

A Surprise Guest at the Cake Mixing at Afraa Deli

Cake mixing is a fascinating concept for me, especially after I started my winter this year with an incredible one. So, when I received the invitation to join the Cake Mixing at Afraa Deli, I had to go –  with my blogger friends from Panch Phoron. But, little did I know that the charming Gaurav Chakrabarty and the beautiful Ritabhari Chakraborty, starring in the new Bengali movie Colkatay Columbus, along with the fresh face, Suchandra Vaaniya, would be present to dig into the hill of dry fruits, spices, and liquor – and get messy!

Ritabhari Chakraborty and Gaurav Chakrabarty at the Cake Mixing at Afraa Deli: JustODThings

Ritabhari Chakraborty and Gaurav Chakrabarty at the Cake Mixing at Afraa Deli

Now, the process of cake mixing is a fun one. Liquor and spices are added to an assortment of dry fruits, and they are all mixed together. Then, the dry fruits sit in the spices and liquor. The longer they are allowed to soak up the goodness of the marinade, the more flavours they retain. And, the cake, into which these dry fruits go, become rich and Christmassy. Only those who have dug into the pile can truly understand how much fun it is to hand-mix the fruits!

Liquor to Marinate Dry Fruits in for the Cake Mixing at Afraa Deli: JustODThings

Liquor to Marinate Dry Fruits in for the Cake Mixing at Afraa Deli

Dry Fruits Ready for the Cake Mixing at Afraa Deli: JustODThings

Dry Fruits Ready for the Cake Mixing at Afraa Deli

Anyway, the incredibly mucky, sticky fun of fruit mixing came to and, and a quick photo session with the polite and very obliging Gaurav, who smiled through the whole of it, followed.  And, at the end of the cake mixing ceremony, I came home with a smile. Not because of the reasons you think, but because of the knowledge that the Christmas cakes by Afraa would soon hit the shelves!

With Tollywood's New Heart-Throb, Gaurav Chakrabarty, at the Cake Mixing at Afraa Deli: JustODThings

With Tollywood’s New Heart-Throb, Gaurav Chakrabarty, at the Cake Mixing at Afraa Deli

At the Cake Mixing at Afraa Deli: JustODThings

At the Cake Mixing at Afraa Deli

(Special thanks to Pallab Mondal for my clicks with the rest of the gang!)

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