December 21, 2010

36th annual nilgiris cake show 2010

Each year during christmas, cake exhibition is organized by Nilgiris. Exhibiton goes on for 10 days and it will have miniature edible monuments as the highlight

This years main attraction was miniature model of Taj Hotel, Mumbai.  The chairman of the cake show said the iconic hotel was chosen this year to remember those who were killed in the Mumbai attacks.  (photos from 35th annual nilgiris cake show here)

It took 15 people, working for 18,000 man hours and almost 2 months to complete this.  The monument model was built with 8 tonnes of sugar, edible gelatine and colors and it measures 22 feet in length and 14 feet in width.

Edit: Some of you asked what happens to these cakes once the show is over?  These cakes will be distributed to orphanage, they also have lucky draws and some of the small cakes will go to the winners of the lucky draw

Another attraction this year was "Santa Villa", except Santa everything you seen in the below image is eddible :) 300 Kg of sugar was used to make this cake
Below is a cake depticing nursery rhyme "Humpty Dumpty Sat On A Wall"
closer look at the horsemen
Bunny House
lets have a closer look
Few wedding cakes, cake in the shape of a boat house, grandpa clock, treasure chest was also on display


  1. Sam, these are incredible!! I've never seen anything quite like these and, of course, your photos are superb and capture all the infinite details! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing this! Hope your week is off to a good start! Enjoy!


  2. These cakes are all awesome and so much detail and precision to each one. So much work went into them, I would love to be able to see something like this!! Your pictures are cool!! Thanks for sharing them!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  3. Wow. Hard to believe some of these are cakes! Some people sure have more patience than I do to create these wonderful confections.

  4. The amount of time and effort to make these is astounding. Does anyone eventually get to nibble on these?

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  6. the Taj Hotel cake is huge--wow! it would be a shame to bite into these beautiful creations! but i wonder why Santa isn't edible.:p

  7. very nice
    But it looks like that last year cakes were better


  8. Hello :)

    Excellent photos!!

    But tell me onethng...hw did u manage to take those photos....coz admits the huge crowd one can stand thr only for a sec.......

    plz share the secret.

  9. Fascinating! What people can do with sugar!!

  10. WoW!!! there you got a lot of calories :-) but its marvelous what they make, and cake??? I really cant understand it...

    Cold days in my country, -21 at this moment, but there shall be more snow sool, white christmas we already have. Long days with a lot of work, but soon som days of whit relaxing, family parties and a lot! of food. Food yes, you should have tasted the Norwegian marsipan and chocolate, send me your adress, and I try to send you some, my mail adress is;
    I just have to try .-)

    My hope is to get a bitt warmer weather so I can out with my camera in the daylight. It brings me joy and energi, and I need it a lot these days.

    Now I hope you and your vife will have a happy christmas, and nice days with people that you love.

    A lot of warm hugs from Anne.
    And I have to say, like a lot that I have found you in this blogg-world. Almost the only one outside my own coutry i visit regulary Anthony. So I hope you fogive me not to write english in my blog, my english writing in not that good...

    Say hallo to your vife as well, give her to a big hug from me :-)

    Lots of Love

  11. Fantastic! Does anyone eat them? I went to a train show and a Christmas tree show.

  12. Wow! The figures are so impressive! What happens to the cakes? Does anyone get to eat them, but then I suppose after being out for two months or so, it wouldn't taste so good. LOL.

  13. Hello :)
    very nice photos...:)
    pls can i get the venue details of nilgiris cake exhibition...

  14. I have revisited your blog to say that you have done a great job in capturing this event and sharing the same with all. I visited the cake show today but unfortunately could not get the kind of snaps you have taken :(

    Gr8 work...

  15. Hii...
    I missed visiting it this time and missed taking some pics. I hope you will not mind if i take a few pics from here to my forum to say about Bangalore happenings,

  16. Wow - those are fabulous works of art. Delicious too.

  17. These are mind boggling! I can hardly believe they are could anyone cut into one of these masterpieces! And, you photographed them amazingly too! Happy New Year to you and your bride!

  18. If you had never told me I would have not realized they were cakes. Such detail! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Wow this cakes are amazing!! I can't imagine how many hours the people made this. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Wow, the cakes all just amazing. The detail is beautiful. Now, who would want to ruin them by eating them. Your photos are great. I wish you all the best in the new year 2011.

  21. Those are incredible! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  22. WOW I am speechless, these are amazing..pure works of art. My hat is off to the designers....Thanks for sharing these beautiful treasures

  23. Amazing artwork!

    I wish you a Happy Blue Monday and a Happy 2011, Samson.

  24. wow, nice .. what a great attraction =) indeed they are all pretty, merry christmas!

  25. What an amazing display! Thank you for taking the pictures and sharing with us all!

  26. That's astonishing ! I would have never imagined such cakes ! Thank you for sharing !

  27. They were beautiful. I had a hard time remembering they were cakes. Great Blue Monday post.

  28. @ Sylvia
    Thanks Sylvia, I'm glad you liked it

  29. @ msdewberry
    yes, lot of work goes into preparing these masterpiece, Thanks for stopping by

    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas

  30. @ sally in WA
    its hard to believe when you see it in person too :)

    @ Oakland Daily Photo
    I agree, time and effort to make these is astounding, at the end of the show these cake's are distributed to the orphanage

  31. @ Bracom

    @ Bhupesh
    I agree, last year cakes were better, the Taj Hotel cake is a masterpiece..

  32. @ Anne
    you bet, thats a lot of calories ;o)
    I saw the photos on your blog and you are having a white christmas indeed, I guess its not as cold as it was last year?

    Thanks for the wishes my friend, wishing you and your family a Merry christmas and dont worry about your english, you are fine, i undersand you very well :)

  33. @ coleen
    Thanks coleen

    @ Su-siee! Mac
    I'm not sure how they would taste, the show goes on for 10 days and at the end the cake is distributed to orphanage as a good will gesture

    @ Anonymous
    Thanks, Cake show happens in St Joseph school ground, next to UB city, opp kanteerava Stadium, guess the show ends on 27th December

  34. @ Sunil
    Thanks, I'm glad you liked the photos

    @ Somashekar
    I dont mind, you can take the photos, I would appriciate if you add a credit link to my blog in your post

    @ ladyfi

  35. @ Carolyn Ford
    Thanks Carolyn, Happy New Year to you and your family

    @ Andy
    Thanks for stopping by Andy

    @ Kim USA
    Thanks kim

    @ Lesley
    I agree

    @ eileeninmd
    Thansk Eileen

    @ Robin
    Thanks for stopping by Robin

    @ Marjorie (Molly) Smith
    Thanks for your Visit,

    @ Smiling Sally
    Thanks sally

    @ Mona
    Thanks Mona, wish you a Merry Christmas

  36. Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Happy New Year!

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  37. Those are beautifully made!

    Here's my Blue Monday post, hope you can drop by.. happy holidays

  38. These are amazing. Very nicely captured as well. Happy RT.

  39. These are cakes? Oh my goodness...amazing!!!

    My Ruby Tuesday is posted now if you'd like to stop by.

  40. Lovely cakes. It is great they give them to the orphanages.

  41. wow those are cakes? :) beautiful and amazingly made!

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  42. Amazing! And who says we should never play with our food? :)

  43. Incredible, edible cakes! Impressive photos.
    Happy New Year!
    Joyce M

  44. hey just visited the Nilgiris factory recently, didn't come across such artwork. I guess the talent and hard work is preserved for the exhibition only.

  45. just linked this article on my facebook account. it’s a very interesting article for all.

    Cake Display