The French Loaf creates India’s Longest Photo Cake
to Celebrate Joy of Giving Week
The French Loaf bakery chain created the longest photo cake in the country at Express Avenue Mall today, as part of the Joy of Giving Week to support Chennai based NGO Ekam Foundation. The gala event was attended by a host of celebrities from the Tamil cinema industry including acclaimed film director Gautam Vasudev Menon, singers Srinivas, M. J. Shriram and wife Srilekha Parthasarathy, actors Mohan and Parthiban, who turned out to support the cause.
The proceeds of the sales from the photo cake went to Ekam Foundation which provides medical support to children from underprivileged parts of Tamil Nadu ensuring every child’s right to health is respected.
The one of its kind eggless chocolate cake weighed 1000 kilograms stretching across 100 metres and was covered in a 1000 photographs of music maestro Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja, spanning his musical career. Over 30 of The French Loaf’s chefs engaged in the baking and assembling process to create the massive cake.
Speaking about the event Mr. Narendra Malhotra, CEO Oriental Cuisines, said, “We are extremely delighted about creating the longest photo cake for the second time running in India, this time with a thousand photographs of India’s music maestro Ilaiyaraaja. Not only is this a record, but it has been an exciting feat that we have achieved. What truly makes us proud is that this initiative will support children’s health across the state and we are glad to support this cause.”
Chef Bhoopesh, Head Chef at The French Loaf and Le Chocolatier said, “A total of 600 kg of chocolate mix, 150 kg of fresh cream, 240 kg of dark chocolate, 100 kg of white chocolate, 80 kg of sugar syrup, 60 kg of fruit gel and 1000 sugar sheets went into baking this giant cake. We are delighted with the response from the people of Chennai and their spirit to give.”