Mumbais Best Patisseurs
It was a treat to beat all treats. In more ways than one. It was a recipe that combined global icons, thought provoking discussions, book stalls and more, all seasoned with a relaxed but vibrant carnival atmosphere. The Times Literary Carnival’s director Bachi Karkaria and assistant director Namita Devidayal whetted the appetite, of more than 10,000 visitors and then satiated it.
To complement this, I requested six of Mumbais best patisseurs to serve up a taste of the finest.
LV bags, Moet bottles, Poker tables and Angry Birds…could these be the kinds of 3 D creative customized cakes you are looking for? Christmas themed cupcakes, Marzipan coated plum cake,
Tiered wedding cakes and more. The very talented mother son team of Bunty and Suchit Mahajan of Deliciae have had Mumbai eating out of their hands for over ten years. Belgian Chocolate, Red Velvet, Ferrero Rocher, White Chocolate. Customized Corporate gifting with Logo on Boxes. Almond Rocks, Hand Made Truffles, Mars & Ferrero brownies and more.
Best of the best : Death by chocolate
Cake order helpline: 902 902 3000
■ Hotel Pali Hill Khar (W)
■ Haiko Mall, Powai
Juhu @ FYI – Frozen Yogurt Inc.
The very gifted Desiree Attari’s impeccably crafted works of sugarcraft art have been wowing the city since 1991 . Wedding cakes, birthday cakes, baby shower and theme cakes are her forte. Chocolate brownies, marzipan- fruits, assorted pastries, muffins and cupcakes too.
Take your pick from
flavours like Pina Colada, Black Forest, Pineapple,
Strawberry, Fresh Cream, Carrot, Coconut and Plum.
Best of the best: plum cake and chocolate cake
■ Bandra Reclamation Ph: 26454962/8998, 9820086923
How about luscious desserts in a glass jar? These and more
make us “COO” with delight as the affable Sandali and
Kiran Salaskar have us eating out of their hands. Traditional Christmas pudding
in a Jar, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Apple and Cheddar Crostatas , Brandy Crème
Profiteroles are their Christmas specials
Their gourmet food
boutiques (Nepean Sea Road and Juhu) also sell premium private label products (from coffees to truffle
oils) from all corners of the globe (therefore, the name…Country of Origin).
Best of the best: The red velvet jar
■ Sun-n-sand Hotel 26244422
69 A Nepean Sea Road
What’s new …..sugar crafted ,custom designed and 3D cakes,healthy cookies,100% wholewheat cakes and brownies. For the past 18 years, enterprising Shilpa Bhambri’s “ Cakeline” amazing range of red velvet, baked new York cheesecake,strawberry ambrosia and dessert cupcakes heve been bestsellers.
Famous also for her themed,
wedding, sugar-less, fat-free, vegan and gluten-free cakes and gourmet gift
hampers and chocolate bouquets.
Best of the best: Divinity (classic chocolate cake)
Frosting and swirling in hillocks of buttery delight are the gifted Aashiyana Shroff’s amazing cupcakes. Her patisserie “Tart” specializes in cascading, tiered
and ornate cakes.Favourite cupcakes are
Red Velvet, Oreo, Banana Cream Cheese, Chocolate, and
Lemon Coffee Caramel.
A range of bespoke birthday or celebration cakes here. Must try the flourless chocolate cake, caramel shortbread and red velvet cake!
Best of the best: whiskey carrot cake
■ Express Tower, Nariman Point: 22875635
■ St Stanislaus High School, Hill Road, Bandra (W) 26558761
Hugely talented Kainaz Messman’s eight year old family run bakery-patisserie-
Best of the best Dense chocolate loaf, Chocolate Overload Brownie
■ Colaba Causeway, 22880101
■ Square Mall, Bandra (W) Ph: 26469010
■ New Poornima Apts. Peddar Road 23515225
WORLDS HOTTEST CHEF
Yet another treat at the Times Literary Carnival? I was delighted to interview and do the world premiere launch of the NYC based Michelin starred chef Vikas Khannas book. International magazines have rated him the “sexiest man alive” “worlds hottest chef” but for me it’s his research backed recipes, deep faith in God, love for his family, and positively helpful nature (rare in this dog eat dog world) that makes me declare him to be the worlds hottest chef with the warmest heart. Balle Balle.
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