Gold dusted cake for the Akshaya Tritiya weekend? Yes please
Gentlemen, you may not love gold bangles as much as your wife does. But a slice of this 24 karat gold dusted cake is something you can enjoy with as much enthusiasm as all the ladies in your household over the Akshaya Tritiya weekend. Of course, for a whopping Rs 9,999 for a 1.4 kg cake, perhaps get them all to lend their wallets as well.
Here’s a sample bite, before you take the plunge. With a Hazelnut Chocolate ganache layered atop chocolate cake, the embellishments include crunchy chocolate thins, butterscotch pearls and Ferrero Rocher globes, all dipped in edible gold dust. “This has been certified by the FSCCI, so it’s quite safe to consume,” says Srinath Bala-chandran of Zuka, the chocolate café based out of Mylapore and Puducherry that is creating it, exclusively for the occasion. To quantify just how much gold is used per cake, he shares, “It’s about 2.5gm of gold dust imported from Belgium used per cake.” Since it is a limited edition offer, he tells us that there will be only 20 gold cakes baked on request in Chennai and another 20, produced from his outlet in Puducherry.
While you may have chanced upon this trend of edible gold abroad, this is a novel stride for Chennai. Former five-star pastry chef Karthika Shravanthi, who is popular for her designer cakes under the venture Bakeman Begins, says, “Gold-themed cakes are a popular ask these days for weddings, anniversaries and first year birthdays.” Edible gold is priced between Rs 500 and Rs 2,500 depending on requirement.
Order 24 hours in advance. Zuka: 42061404, Bakeman Begins: 9566140988