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Manipal, FIVV holds cake-mixing ceremony

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Manipal, Nov 26: Several kilograms of cashew, fig, resins, tutti

frutti, almond and other dry fruits were soaked in liquor at Fortune Inn Valley View in keeping with the tradition of preparing Christmas confectionary here on Thursday. Mrs Vasanthi Pai, wife of Manipal University Chancellor, Dr Ramdas M Pai was the chief guest on the occasion. 

The dry fruits are then put ...

Manipal, Nov 26: Several kilograms of cashew, fig, resins, tutti-frutti, almond and other dry fruits were soaked in liquor at Fortune Inn Valley View in keeping with the tradition of preparing Christmas confectionary here on Thursday. Mrs Vasanthi Pai, wife of Manipal University Chancellor, Dr Ramdas M Pai was the chief guest on the occasion. 

The dry fruits are then put away for a couple of weeks or more to take in the flavor and then are used to make cakes and pudding. The age-old tradition of cake-mixing is to usher in good tidings and happiness and even is the start of the festive season when preparations begin. The history of the cake-mixing ceremony dates back to the 17th century, when it marked the arrival of the harvest season.

Dr. H S Ballal, Pro Chancellor who was also present said that it was an annual ritual and Fortune Inn Valley view organizes cake-mixing annually. He gave a brief on why it is done and also spoke on the significance of the occasion. Dr G K Prabhu, Director , M.I.T  also graced the occasion Mr. Uday Sharma general manager, FIVV were present.

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