What is Christmas without a few mouthwatering treats? Head to these seven bakeries in Mumbai for the best Christmas cakes.
7 bakeries in Mumbai to discover this Christmas
American Express Bakery
The Carvalho family have been serving delicious baked goods to Mumbaikars for five generations, and we trust them with Christmas cakes. Since 1908, American Express Bakery has remained a family business, and its recipes carry the history of Carvalho (and Mumbai). Each Christmas period, the bakery gets down to the preparation. There are a lot your choice – Dundee Cake, a traditional Scottish Christmas cake that would be one of Queen Elizabeth’s favorites, fruit pies, apple pie and plum pudding.
From Iran to India, the bakery heritage has been carried on by the Zend family. Despite its unpretentious face, Yazdani Bakery is not to be underestimated. Created in 1950, it has become a cult classic in the city. Every Christmas, he releases the classic rum-plum cake that always delivers.
Fine Confectionery Celebrations
So it’s clear that charming old bakeries hold a special place in our hearts. But we would be remiss if we ignore Chef Mehernosh’s Fine Confections Celebrations. Since it opened in 1987, its gourmet cakes have attracted people from all over. Be sure to get your hands on their plum cake or their special creation, the PudCake, as the bakery is incredibly busy during the holiday season. Fun fact: Chef Mehernosh started baking at the age of 15!
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Although younger than the bakeries we just listed, the Sassy Teaspoon has cultivated its own loyal fans, with locations in Mumbai and Pune. Once you’ve tried their party menu, you’ll want it all year round. Last year their menus included a spicy apple chutney, a deliciously plump and rum-soaked fruit cake with marzipan and fondant, a fruit and nut Christmas cake, and champagne macaroons. We wonder if its founder, Rachel Goenka, will come up with any new additions this year – anyway, we can’t wait!
Known for their bespoke artisanal desserts, Toshin Chocolate Patisserie in Chembur serves up beautiful treats that almost look too good to eat. While macaroons and pralines keep praising, one must try their Christmas creations, like their velvety version of Pina Colada called L’Impératrice, Le Bottocino, the dark chocolate tart or the raspberry compote in Frozen gianduja, served with a dash of cotton candy.
Serving some of the best handmade breads in India, Mag St. Bread Co has to be your Christmas staple. Every year they release an advent calendar. They help you count the days until your favorite vacation by sending a gift everyday for 25 days. You can also discover their traditional stollen, Panettones, gingerbread cookies and mulled wine.
Mavs cakes and pastries
This quaint little café in Bandra West is renowned for its lovely personalized cakes. Every holiday, from Halloween to Thanksgiving, they roll out their special menus. Christmas is no less, with gingerbread houses, gingerbread cake with cinnamon and cream cheese frosting, English fruit cake and much more. Make sure to order in advance!