The city’s bakers unite for a sale that will donate all proceeds to victims of the earthquake
hat if you learnt that you can support our brethren in Nepal without physically going there? And still better, your contributions buy you baked goodies ranging from cookies to cakes. Thanks to the generous efforts of nearly 40 home bakers, bakeries/pâtisseries and star hotels in the city, the Inner Wheel Club of Madras Next Gen, along with Rotary Club of Madras Next Gen, have successfully put together a Charity Bake Sale in aid of Nepal. The two-day event, taking place at Amethyst (sponsored by Kiran Rao), will be sending proceeds directly to the Nepal Rotary Club, and the exciting news is that this bake sale will open from 10.30 am to 7 pm on both days.
By the batch
“This also coincides with Amethyst’s summer sale, so we’re hoping there will be a lot of walk-ins all day. Also, being a working day, we’ll be staying open till evening for those who want to make it after office,” says Priya Sabanayagam, a member of the Rotary Club of Madras Next Gen and one of the newest home bakers in the city—who operates under the moniker, Tasting by Priya. While she is contributing quiches, poached figs and three-layer choco pista cakes for the event, other establishments like The Old Madras Baking Company are contributing croissants and bagles, Amadora is sending in brownies and cookies, and Hyatt Regency is doing cakes in flavours like rich chocolate, mango fresh cream and pista mousse (approx Rs 1,500 a kilo). And hats off to the bakers, as they will be sending goodies in batches on both days, so you are assured fresh products any time you walk in.
Today and tomorrow at Amethyst, Royapettah. Details: 28541917
? From Kitchen 187 and Cupcake Company, expect salted caramel and chocolate cake by the slice (Rs 195), dessert jars of red velvet cake with white chocolate (Rs 199), caramel popcorn tins (Rs 350) and basil pesto with Dutch cheddar sauce (Rs 350).
? Park Hyatt is sending over chocolate brownies, their house special eggless banana bread, dry fruit cake with cinnamon and ginger and chocolate mud cake. From 601, The Park, expect their signature chocolate truffle cake available by the kilo.
? Approx Rs 1,200 plus tax a kilo.
Cindana Manickavel of Sugar Monkeys is sending a Messy Nutella Cake that will be available by the slice (approx Rs 150 a piece).
? Minal Kripalani (Just Baked) is sending over classic brownies with nuts and Choco Rocco, her signature biscuit-based energy bar with nuts, chocolate, coconut
and dry fruits.