The celebrations and songs on the streets have found their way up to your doorstep, and Vinyaka Chathurthi is here already! Mouth-watering noshes are kept off the reach of toddlers who might never call it quits with them. And amidst this fervour is a baker who did something eye-popping for Ganesha's birthday—she carved him off white chocolate!
Swati Subramaniam who owns the online bakery 'Dessertfully Urs' spoke to Onmanorama on her chocolate Ganesha. “I was inspired a while ago, when a fellow baker had created a chocolate Ganesha, so for this Vinayaka Chathurthi, I tried to do my own version of white chocolate Ganesha”, she said.
Bejewelled and with a red tikka on his forehaed, the Ganesha looks imperial; he has his mooshika for company and holds a mothagam in one hand. His love for the sweet snack is widely popular across cultures and mythologies. “I did not use a mould, I worked with hand”, Swati said.
The Ganesha was made for a customer who had placed an order, and Swati claims that after the pooja, the Ganesha would be immersed in milk, which would then become the prasad (divine offering) for the evening. A white chocolate prasad that none can have enough!