Unique salute to India’s 73rd Independence Day by Whitecaps youth brigade leads
Bengaluru 13th August 2019- Young chefs from Whitecaps led the march to 73rd Independence Day celebrations in their own unique way. Whitecaps International School of Pastry presents to the world, an expression of young India’s passion, and how in today’s world patriotism sprouts in all forms and shapes. This creation is brought to you by Chef Akshay and Chef Rohit from Whitecaps.
Today, the expression of patriotism takes an art form of a chocolate showpiece, dedicated to our brave hearts and the protectors of our motherland, our soldiers. This work of art is fully hand-sculpted and is primarily made using couverture chocolate from Callebaut which contains cocoa butter, marshmallows using dark chocolate, corn syrup, water, sugar, liquid glucose, gelatine, and rice crispies.
Weighing over 16 kilos and sprayed with edible food colors for a metallic finish, this showpiece took over 35 hours of craftsmanship and is internally supported by a skeletal structure made from a threaded rod, covered with food graded aluminum foil.
The choice of color and representation of imagery has been carefully chosen to ensure it heroes those, who have given ultimate sacrifice, and all those who continue to do so even today for India’s values and beliefs.
Today, we also gain an insight into the hearts and minds of how an aspirational young India looks towards contributing to the idea of nation-building. At Whitecaps International School of Pastry, we provide a platform to aspiring young chefs, entrepreneurs, and innovators in the Indian patisserie space, enabling them to represent India at a global stage. Our belief is that these young talents will lead India’s future, and Whitecaps as an organization will always aim towards positively contributing towards the idea of building a new India.
Chef Arvind Prasad, Co-Founder, and Executive Pastry Chef said, “I was enthused by the energy of these young chefs and guided them throughout to express their patriotic fervor in a totally standout manner. Such occasions recharge your creative skills and I am glad I am part of it”.
Squadron leader S H Bhaskar opined. “Delighted to see youngsters do this, while I am also promoting “Ghar Ghar me ek tiranga” and “Tiranga Ka Bharat Yatra” to inculcate nationalism in all Indians and seek support from every kannadiga on this day, I want to reach out to the unreached”