In the sub-continent traditionally, mithai is served on weddings as an additional sweet dish for the guests. On the other hand, in the mehndi functions tiny bites of this mouthwatering sweet is fed to the couple by the onslaught of guests, all of whom do this to complete the tradition.
Weddings in the west are different in comparison; the couple cuts a huge tiered cake on the day of their wedding which is then distributed amongst the guests. Sweets are an essential element to weddings no doubt, what differ are the traditions and choices. But it is noteworthy that traditions and customs often cross borders intersect and integrate in new cultures, later on becoming a complete irreversible part.
Thus thereon these traditions are carried on by generations until another element integrates and incorporates. It must be understood that processes like these take time and a degree of acceptance as well before being completely incorporated in the system. If the new customs do not restrict, alter or affect the current practices, the degree of acceptance is fairly high and the process is rapidly incorporated.
Once a custom enters the mainstream must do’s of traditions it will be diligently followed. Cakes on wedding are one such custom which crossed borders, intersected with the local traditions and was incorporated rapidly with a great degree of readiness.
Surprisingly, cake cutting ceremonies have become a must in the eastern weddings; they have yet not replaced the traditional mithai (sweets), but created a new custom instead. Following the custom of cakes on weddings, the demand has met a sudden upswing for customization.
With the demand in place, there has to be someone to fill in the niche. Bring in the professional bakers, who have been in business for the past 13 years- a wedding cake that will be a lot more than a smashing piece of art- Pièce de résistance
13 years of trust, a name synonymous with quality and craft; this is Pie in the Sky. Outlets are located across Defence and Clifton, providing easy access to the clients.
Outlets in DHA Karachi & Clifton
- Zamzama – Inside Cafe Chatterbox, 3-C, 3rd Commercial Lane, Zamzama Commercial Area, Phase V, DHA Karachi.
- Khayaban-e-Bader – Shop# 3 & 4, Plot 17-C, Main Khayaban-e-Bader, Phase V, DHA Karachi.
- Khayaban-e-Bahria – 9th Commercial Street, Khayaban-e-Bahria, Phase IV, DHA Karachi.
- Khayaban-e-Shujaat – At Star Mart, Caltex Fuel Station, Intersection of Khayaban-e-Shujaat & Khayaban-e-Muhafiz, DHA Karachi.
- Clifton – My Super Store, Park Towers, Ground Floor, Shahrah-e-Firdousi, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan.
With the already frantic wedding preparation on hand, hardly anyone has the time to sit down for a cake tasting, but there has got to be a cake cutting ceremony! It’s the newest custom and every couple tends to make sure they have one on their wedding. Pie in the sky is the solution.
Not only have people tried their cakes generally, they love them; thus picking flavours for the wedding cake will not be difficult-the couple has to reach a common decision. The tiers for the cake can be decided based upon the budget, which should be fairly easy to manage.
The exciting part is to decide the frostings and customizations; the kind of variety to choose from is mind numbing.There could be flower rosettes, models of the bride and groom or streams of edible ribbons flowing downwards. Furthermore the colours can be altered to match the wedding theme or the theme could be incorporated in the designing of the cake, either ways- the cake will be perfect and delicious.
The couple needs not fret, head out to the nearest outlet, browse through the available designs or come up with some of your own and let the professionals create magic.