Sugar & jelly make a Gol Gumbaz in Bengaluru

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The 37th annual Cake Show is on at St. Joseph’s Indian High School grounds till January 31st. It is organised by the Blue Hill Group this year. 18 cakes are on display. The biggest cake is the replica of the Gol Gumbaz, from Bijapur, complete with its dome, minarets and tourists.

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The show, which was synonymous with the Nilgiris group has now changed hands.

As soon as one entered the exhibition, the cynosure of all eyes was the huge cake model of Gol Gumbaz. This cake measuring 16.5 feet long and 12 feet high has been created using 5,000 kg of sugar and edible gelatin.

A P Manjrekar, 69, a retired bank official, liked the imaginative creations and opined that the Cathedral cake the best. He had come all the way from Bhuvaneshwari Nagar along with his son and grandson. His grandson loved the recreation of the Namma Metro.

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Ravi, 37, an engineer by profession felt that the show was good but very commercialised. His six-year-old son Pranav, liked the model of the Ferrari Car.

Organisers say there are seven additional cakes compared to the previous year. Off late, there are other stalls also set up at the venue, selling merchandise to suit all age groups. Old Bangaloreans were overheard, lamenting the commercialisation of the event as compared to the past when only cakes were on display.

However Kalavathi, 35 a homemaker who has been visiting the show for the past three years enjoyed the exhibits with her family members.