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If you can dream it, he will bake it


If you can dream it, he will bake it

TNN | Dec 25, 2015, 02.14 PM IST

It was during his school days that he got interested in the art of cake-making. Little did C Ramachandran then know that his hobby would eventually turn into a career spanning almost 50 years and earn him a place n the Limca Book of Records. Ramachandran, 75, has epitomized the art of cake sculp ures in India having been an integral part of he successful Annual Cake Show for more han four decades.
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"Cake sculptures require a lot of patience and time to make. I head a team owith whom I discuss the model. We start off with a plan and design.
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We use the cardboard for making the stencil and then decide on the color scheme.

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We start baking the cake and add sugar to the model whil giving proper shape to it. While working together as a team, we take hours, days or even months on cake sculptures every year," Ramachandran said.
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During his career, he has worked and studied abroad in European countries, learning from the best in cake art. The Nilgiris Cake Show which began n 1970 was his brainchild. When asked about the problems that he faces during his shows, he says, "Transportation is the biggest problem as a lot of fragile cakes get damaged while moving. We usually make a spare one ust in case the sculpture falls apart."

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What makes his happy is the admiration of ittle children on seeing his work. "It takes me down memory lane when I was a little child and loved seeing it myself," he said. As for the future, he says, "I see the same passion and love or cakes in the younger generation that I used o have. I would really love to see them carry forward our dream for many years to come."

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As the saying goes, 'Make the edible incredible', hese 'sweet' representations of the fantasy world have been given life through this sugarcrafted sculptures by the students of Institute of Baking and Cake Art under Ramachandran's leadership and are on display on St Joseph College Grounds until January 3 from 11am to 9pm

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