Two Coffee Cakes
See the difference? Bombay Bakery cake is on the right. The other cake is from Cake-n-Bake, a bakery that opened its doors not too far from Bombay Bakery. Cake-n-Bake is purported to be an Army outfit (earlier it was called Uqab Bakery); both bakeries are in the Hyderabad Cantonment area. Rumor has it that this new bakery hired (under duress) chefs from Bombay Bakery. But I don't believe the story because the proof is in the pie, well, cake in this instance. Bombay Bakery cake has a Victorian look to it--see the conservative attitude of keeping the base broader than the top. Shape aside, the taste of the older bakery's cake is a world apart from the other one. Keep it up Thandani!