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

    If it’s plum cake you seek, there are options from every top hotel and home baker in the city — some made with fruits soaked a whole year in advance and some bearing testament to old family recipes. But if you’re looking for a break, there’s respite with these home bakers offering other heady treats to celebrate with.
    — RP

    Cindana (2)Cake shots and jars
    by Cindana Manickavel
    Cindana Manickavel, who makes  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 — 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 Ravindran’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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