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This Ganeshotsav, Deliciae Patisserie decorates a 5’5 feet Ganesh idol with decorative and edible fondant to be displayed at one of Mumbai’s oldest pandal in Jitekarwadi.
What Is It?
The plain Ganesh sculpture was handed to Chef Bunty Mahajan of Deliciae Patisserie, who accepted the challenge and designed every detail from the color scheme, jewellery, clothing, mukut among other elements. On her collaboration, Bunty Mahajan, Owner and Designer comments, “There is extensive fondant moulding and jewellery done on the idol to make it look rich. We choose to paint the body colour an ivory with pearl finish. For the clothing, we themed the dhoti an aqua green colour pairing it with an orange scarf detailed with gold hand embroidery. The dhoti and scalf were air brushed with gold, to give it a fabric effect. We had to ensure that the effects of cake decorating were clearly visible in the end product. Techniques used include fondant coating, fondant hand embroidery, moulding, 3D figures, airbrushing, painting, texturing amongst others”
The cake decoration is visible through the fondant flower garland created for the idol with the cupcakes adding to the theme. The modak and the Diya standing tall behind the Ganesh idol on display at the mandal are made from cake. “If you can decorate & design a cake with fondant, then why not a Ganpati Idol. This challenge was an honour for me, and I was excited to take it up” exclaims Bunty Mahajan.
As “Jitekarvadi Sarvajanik Shri Ganeshutsav Mandal”, also known as “Mumbaitala Doosra Ganpati” celebrates such a momentous occasion, they wanted to mark it by doing something special, different and unconventional. Upon meeting Bunty & Suchit Mahajan they were convinced that they would be the perfect for the challenge to decorate a Ganpati with Fondant and using only edible items, making it eco-friendly.
Whether you are looking to go for darshan or Ganesh idol touring, come down to the mandal to catch a glimpse of this edible beauty.
Address: Jitekarvadi Sarvajanik Shri Ganeshutsav Mandal, Jitekarwadi, Dr B J Marg, Thakurdwar, Mumbai-400002
When: 13th to 23rd September
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