Picture of the Day: This One Takes the Cake

Posted on October 21, 2006
Filed Under >Bilal Zuberi, Architecture, Food, Photo of the Day
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Bilal Zuberi

Cake seems to have become a universal dessert, perhaps only rivaled by rice pudding.

Frankly, I tend to prefer ice-cream cakes over cream cakes, but frankly I will take any cake, as long as it is not sugar free.

Over the years I have seen many shapes and sizes of cakes: from miniature cakes the size of brownies, to sheet cakes of 2 square foot area with a picture of edible Einstein on it.

But this one really takes the CAKE!

This, my friends, is an Eid Special Cake, baked in Lahore by an undisclosed bakery that I certainly would like to know more about. I noticed this picture in Dawn today and was left flabbergasted.

It is simply outstanding! I am no baking expert, but how in God’s name do you put a cake like this together? How many mini-cakes did it take to assemble this architectural masterpiece?

And how/where do you cut this cake? If served, would you prefer the mehraab, the drawaaza, or the gumnbad?

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9 responses to “Picture of the Day: This One Takes the Cake”

  1. […] See last Eid’s posts on ATP Eid Greetings, Eid cards, Eid Poetry, Eid cake, having multiple Eids, Eid in films, and the meaning of Eid. var AdBrite_Title_Color = ‘660000’; var AdBrite_Text_Color = ‘006699’; var AdBrite_Background_Color = ’66B5FF’; var AdBrite_Border_Color = ‘2D8930’; […]

  2. Nighat Loya says:

    The golden cake in the Picture was baked and displayed at Serena Hotel Islamabad on Eid.The cook is an imported Chef for this Hotel.

  3. jyoti says:

    Cake? for Eid?!!!! It’s like Britons having Haluwa for wedding:)

  4. Owais Mughal says:

    Bilal
    From the mosque architecture it looks like the cake was made in the middle east. The rectangular minaretes is not desi architecture. Ours are mostly rounded minars e.g. Taj Mahal/Badshahi etc. The dresses of lady-statues placed outside the cake mosque also point to its middle eastern origin

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