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    What to order for the year end celebration if youa��ve had your fill of plum cake

    If ita��s plum cake you seek, there are options from every top hotel and home baker in the city a�� some made with fruits soaked a whole year in advance and some bearing testament to old family recipes. But if youa��re looking for a break, therea��s respite with these home bakers offering other heady treats to celebrate with.
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    Cindana (2)Cake shots and jars
    by Cindana Manickavel
    Cindana Manickavel, who makesA� whiskey or rum cakes layered with dark chocolate, also offers them in jars and shot glasses. Order before December 20 for Christmas. Rs.150 per shot and Rs.300 per jar. Details: 9884857156

    Rum cake by Uttara
    A basic pound cake with egg and plenty of rum a�� this is how Uttara Prakash Bhasker describes her rum cake. A special for the season, the moist cake can be finished with a rum or chocolate glaze, and lasts for over a week. Priced at Rs.1,500 for 1.2 kilos. Details: 9840958082

    rum3Rum pops by Minal Kripalani
    Nungambakkam-based Minal Kripalani creates Rum Pops made with pre-soaked plum cake or chocolate and rum cake. The balls are dipped in chocolate and topped with sprinkles. Priced at Rs.60 a piece (minimum order of 12 with two days notice). Details: 28272910

    Caribbean rum cake
    by Kuki Ravindran
    A signature of The Kuki Jar, Kuki Ravindrana��s made-to-order Caribbean Rum Cake combines the flavours of vanilla bean, butter, walnuts and dark rum. The moist cake is priced at Rs.1,200 for a kilo. Details: 9841090592

    Heady mains
    If you want something more than cake or dessert, chefs like Rohit Koshi at Sheraton Park are happy to oblige with a bit of notice. Meanwhile, coming up on the new menu at Prego, Taj Coromandel, is a Braised Lamb Shank with Celeriac Mash. The Australian lamb shanks are slow braised with rum, making them truly tender and celebration-worthy. Rs.2,400 plus
    tax at the restaurant. Details: 66002827


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