Christmas time is unquestionably one of the best times of the year. With winters at the peak and all the colorful lights around, this joyous festive time is awaited by one and all. Dehra Talkies went around the city and visited some of the major bakeries decked up in festival decor and got to know about what’s happening on the occasion of Christmas 2020 in Dehradun.
Bake Masters, Kwality Complex
This bakery bang opposite Gandhi Park is the newest addition to the best bakeries in the town. On entering Bake Masters, one is greeted by warm and festive decor lights, decked up Christmas tree, aroma rising out of ovens, along with warm and welcoming hosts.
Namanraj Singh Jolly, the owner of Bake Masters, says, “Customer’s response this Christmas is okayish, due to the ongoing Covid scenario worldwide. Some of the Christmas centric items that we’ve prepared this year are the traditional Rum Cake and Stollen Bread, Meringue Cookies, Fruit Mince Pies, Gingerbread House, Gingerbread Cookies, Panettone (Italian Christmas Bread), Almond Florentine Cookies, among others. Out of all, the demand for Rum Cakes is good as usual, and so we have effectively priced the same starting from 100 rupees and going up to 650 rupees.”
Ellora’s Melting Moments, Rajpur Road
Loaded with unique and attractive Christmas hampers, this super popular and populous bakery on Rajpur Road has a lot to offer this Christmas. Melting Moments is known for its quirky themed bakery products on different festivals around the year.
Some of the Christmas bakery products on offer this year are Stollen Bread, Wreath Bread, Marzipan Disc, Merry Christmas Chocolate Sticks, Christmas Dragees, etc.
“Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the number of customers this Christmas is comparatively very less. This is because of the recent order by the State Government, under which no public gatherings or celebrations will be allowed on the 25th and 31st. This has hampered the overall tourism scene. Earlier, tourists going to Mussoorie on Christmas or returning used to buy loads of bakery products, but this year, the business we are getting is because of the local customers. Moreover, this year we aren’t getting any major orders for Christmas or New Year parties because of the aforementioned order”, says the owner of Melting Moments, Mudit Gulati.
Nany’s Bakery, EC Road
This small cute bakery on EC road is one of the oldest and finest in town. Nany’s Bakery has a range of Christmas themed cakes, goodies, and hampers tailored for the customers this Christmas.
The owner of Nany’s Bakery, Varun Gulati, says, “Although the customers are less this year because of the COVID-19 situation, we have prepped to cater to each of our valued customers. This time we have mainly focused on the traditional Christmas items. We feel that covid has brought people together, and thus we wanted to take this opportunity to get everybody back to basics.”
“Moreover, we are aiming to spread coronavirus awareness through our products, such as one of our Christmas themed cakes having Santa with a mask on. Christmas Mix Dry Cake, authentic Plum Cake, Apple Strudel, Christmas Tarts, Christmas Cookies, Nutty Marshmellow, Snowy Chocolate Tart, Christmas themed cakes, etc., are some of the traditional Christmas items we are offering.”