Dubai: As the final countdown for Season 7 of the Game of Thrones begins, a cake shop in Dubai has come up with a sumptuous treat - costing no less than Dh99, 200.
A replica of GoT’s Tyrion Lannister, which is 1.2 metres tall, the massive cake could serve up to 120 people, according to the cake shop Broadway Bakery, which is located on Shaikh Zayed Road.
“We used nine kg of flour, 15 kg of sugar and fondant and 120 eggs. We had two highly skilled cake artists and 18 chefs help prepare the cake.This could very well be the most expensive fondant sculpture cake. We also used 28gm of edible gold and 15kg of the finest Belgian chocolate,” said a spokesman for the bakery.
“The cake was a custom order for a confidential client. Tyrion was his favourite character and he planned to throw a GoT-theme party with the grandest cake we could design. We presented this concept to him and he absolutely loved it,” he added.
GoT is back!
Billed as one of the most watched TV series, Game of Thrones or GoT returns on OSN on July 17. In its seventh season the upcoming run is already the talk of the town with residents finding it hard to hide their excitement in the final countdown.
Expectations are running high as there have been no leaks so far. With the show launching a day earlier in some countries, some said it could possibly play a spoiler for those in the UAE. “Comments will probably flood the social media from the UK, as Sky Atlantic starts the screening a day before,” said Indian expat Mahek Ved.
Fans said besides the show’s engaging content, its appeal lies in the fact that it fills a void. “A lot of people like me were addicted to Lord of the Rings. When that ended, we had absolutely nothing of that stature. The timing of GoT was perfect when it was first beamed in 2011,” said Jim Joquico, a PR professional in Dubai.
Some fans claim the show gives viewers a different take on how the human race has evolved.
“The basic human instinct to excel is what it’s all about. That’s what every one of us wants to do,” said Simrun Shreyas, a student at Middlesex University.
“I don’t know what experts have to say, but I want to see the hero Jon Snow on the throne and fight the winter zombies. I am expecting a lot of surprises, and twists this time round,” says Alaa Salameh, a Jordanian expat.