Eid Milad: Massive cakes baked to celebrate Rabiul Awal 12

Published: January 25, 2013
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It was prepared with 6,000 eggs, 650 kilograms of desi ghee, 520 kg flour, 430 kg sugar and hundred of kilograms of apples, bananas, pineapple and dry fruit. PHOTO: EXPRESS

It was prepared with 6,000 eggs, 650 kilograms of desi ghee, 520 kg flour, 430 kg sugar and hundred of kilograms of apples, bananas, pineapple and dry fruit. PHOTO: EXPRESS

In Gujranwala, a 5,000-pound cake was cut, another to be cut in Faisalabad. PHOTO: EXPRESS It was prepared with 6,000 eggs, 650 kilograms of desi ghee, 520 kg flour, 430 kg sugar and hundred of kilograms of apples, bananas, pineapple and dry fruit. PHOTO: EXPRESS
FAISALABAD / MULTAN: 

In Gujranwala, a 5,000-pound heavy cake was cut on Thursday to celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH).

The cake was prepared under the supervision of Sir Syed Ali Hussain Shah, caretaker of the Hasan Parwana Pir Chaddarwali Sarkar shrine. Shah told The Express Tribune that no artificial colours had been used in the cake. It was prepared with fruits, cream and dry fruits. He said it took a team of 20 bakers 10 days to prepare the cake.

He said bakers from Karachi and Gujranwala had travelled to Multan to work on the cake with a team of local bakers.

It was prepared with 6,000 eggs, 650 kilograms of desi ghee, 520 kg flour, 430 kg sugar and hundred of kilograms of apples, bananas, pineapple and dry fruit. He said it had been made with the money donated for the purpose around the year.

Thousands of people gathered to watch the cake-cutting ceremony at the shrine.

Last year, a 65-pound cake was baked for Eid Milad.

In Faisalabad, a 5,544-pound cake will be cut on Friday (today) to mark Rabiul Awal 12.

Residents of Lehlan village cut a 63-maund cake every year. The cake weighs specifically 63 maunds for the Prophet’s (PBUH) 63 years age.

The bakers said that the preparations began on Rabiul Awal 1 and people from across the village helped them decorate the cake. They said this year, the 16-level cake has been given a green colour and has been covered with layers of khoya and fruit jam. Thousands of kilograms of sugar and flour are used along with thousands of eggs to prepare the cake. It has been decorated with edible flowers and has replicas of the Prophet’s (PBUH) footprint.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 25th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • ishtiaer hussain
    Jan 25, 2013 - 1:55PM

    I wish the money spent on baking these cakes would have been rather donated to education or some social causes.

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  • Amir
    Jan 25, 2013 - 2:02PM

    What a waste of resources. We steal electric to light up government buildings, streets, places of worships, various monumnets around town, yet we do not have resources to provide 24-hour gas, light, water….
    What is the objective for baking this cake? I need to know?

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  • Akshay, India
    Jan 25, 2013 - 2:03PM

    So nice.

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  • khalid
    Jan 25, 2013 - 2:22PM

    Wow, must be a record….

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  • Jan 25, 2013 - 3:15PM

    @ishtiaer hussain: Ap aisai log hain jinoon ne har bat main keera nikalna hota :-) This cake will also be eaten by poor hungry people. Agar aisa cake kisi foreign country main bana hota to ap ke mooh se wow wow nikal raha hota :-)

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  • Shahid
    Jan 25, 2013 - 3:23PM

    Waste of money and waste of feelings for the sick ill children. All this money could be generated and spent on medicines meeting the needs of sick poor children. These lice filled dirty bearded mentally sick people cannot think beyond these beards or beyond the thing between their legs. Drama showing off their love for religious matters is a farce. Reality is far from their mindset and very urgently needs help and consideration, not cakes worth nothing for nothing.

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  • Shahzad
    Jan 25, 2013 - 4:01PM

    Yeah, celebrate Milad, while the poor and hungry die.

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  • Mika
    Jan 25, 2013 - 5:33PM

    Halwa credibility got tarnished so we are on to cakes.

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  • AJ
    Jan 26, 2013 - 2:16AM

    One word… Jahiliat

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