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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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?

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

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  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:

    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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