When there’s Xmas, there has to be cakes. Not the fancy ones we normally prefer round the year, like ‘a little savoury ones’ or the ones lined with exorbitantly priced exotic fruits; but the good old fruit cake. The maximum variation would be plum or chocolate. But get anything fancier, and it will fail miserably at being Christmassy enough.
Fresh from the Oven
If you think i am exaggerating, you must make it a point to check out the cake counters of posh hotels and confectioneries, and very rarely will you find one which stocks up on such Plain Janes at other times. But come Xmas, and all their shelves must invariably boast of their special Xmas fruit cake, hogging the display limelight, along with the yule log or the ginger bread house !
Even grocery shops in Calcutta open a makeshift stall to sell fruit cakes of different sizes…
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