14th November is recognized as Children’s day in India. While the birth of a child is universally celebrated with much happiness, in India, even today the birth of a girl child is considered as an unfortunate event.
It started years ago from the dowry system in marriages. Brides were expected to bring wealth from their parental home to their marital homes upon marriage. Women have universally been seen as the weaker gender, and often as such mindless crimes are committed against them.
In India, boys are still traditionally seen as the harbinger of good fortune for the family, as well as the means to carry forward the family lineage. With rising inflation and poverty, and the focus on having only one or two children jn every household, has come the rise of female foeticide; the abortion of a female fetus. Even though gender determination is an illegal practice in India, as is second trimester abortion, the practice of finding out the gender if a developing fetus and terminating a female fetus between 16th to 20th weeks is a hush hush but common practice in India.
The Government of India has introduced various schemes and programmes focusing on saving the girl child.
14 Cake artists from all over India have come together to create fabulous cake designs dedicated to “Save the Girl Child”. As artists we hope to bring to attention the very predominant problem in India. We hope sincerely, that you appreciate all our efforts to create an awareness via our edible medium.
Do take some time to go through all our creations at: