Globe cakes, gingerbread cookies and peppermint sticks: a look at Christmas baskets from NCR home bakers


With plum and nut cakes the highlight of the merry season, home bakers prepare classic and unique Christmas treats for the busiest time of year.

NCR home bakers are fully booked this season. As Christmas approaches, they’re busy with the usual gingerbread cookies, plum cakes, and chocolate cookie orders. While some bake plum cakes and non-alcoholic chocolate balls, others try new recipes like carrot, honey and jam cake to accompany the spirit of the party.

globe cake

Plum cakes and gingerbread cookies are the highlight of the season

What’s Christmas without plum cake and gingerbread cookies, right? Amateur bakers share that these two were the highlight of the season. Sheetal Agarwal, a home baker and resident of Sector 50, Gurgaon, who delivers to the NCR, shares: “We are making a variety of things this Christmas for all kinds of customers. The highlight of this season is the classic rum-soaked plum cake with whiskey, wine and brandy. A perfect option for children on the other hand is the globe cake. She adds, “We also have Christmas themed white and dark chocolate bars, cupcakes, and gingerbread and coffee cookies. We’re also testing new recipes like Spice Cake, Carrot Cake, Honey Jam Cake, and bringing them to our customers through our weekend menu so they can try something new every time. week.

Rum plum cake

Namita Khanna, family pastry chef and resident of Sector 81, Gurgaon, says: “For Christmas we bake personalized cookies, breads and muffins. We also bake rum and nut cakes, as well as fresh orange and lemon cakes. Orders are coming in for cranberry bread, focaccia bread, red velvet cakes, and herb and garlic cheese bread.

Ginger biscuits

While most plum cakes can contain alcohol, home bakers are also ready to bake a cake for you without alcohol. Seema Jain, a resident of Sohna Road, tells us, “In addition to baking traditional Christmas plum cakes, I also bake non-egg plum cakes and rich alcohol-free fruit cakes. I’m also making gingerbread and chocolate cookies this season.

Plum cake with rum and cognac

Home bakers taking limited orders to focus on quality

While some of them are already booked this season, some expect to receive orders in the week leading up to Christmas. From taking limited orders, focusing on quality, and delivering gift baskets to their customers, home bakers are doing a lot this season. Shefali Sharma, a resident of Sector 57, Gurgaon, who bakes traditional plum cakes, carrot and nut tea cakes, flax biscuits, among other cakes, shares: “I have been booked this season. Although we expected more orders in the latter part of the season, I am fully booked before that. Seema Jain adds that she is only taking limited orders this season. “I only bake 30+ cakes because it’s a limited stock.”

Christmas display with plum cake and chocolate waffles


Another home baker, Chhavi Lath, who lives in Sohna Road, made Christmas baskets for the children. “Parents can purchase a basket for their children that contains a planter, a packet of seeds, a photo frame, Christmas tree-shaped focaccia bread, marshmallows, cookies and a peppermint joystick.”


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