Italy has won the 14th edition of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie. 21 teams from all parts of the world – composed of a pastry chef, a chocolate specialist and an ice-cream maker – competed in front of 2,700 enthusiastic supporters.
The team captained by Emmanuele Forcone has been awarded the trophy after ten hours of intense competition where they demonstrated audacity, creativity and innovation. This is the 7th time Italy makes the podium. The country’s previous achievements include 2 gold medals (2015-1997), 2 silver medals (2011-2009) and 3 bronze medals (2013-2007-2001). The rules for the 2015 edition of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie were tougher this year and aimed to offer an even more exciting show, according to the organizers.
“The International Organising Committee introduced a new challenge for the candidates: in addition to the artistic piece made of sugar – composed for at least 50 % of drawn and blown sugar – for the first time the candidates were required to integrate a whole block of sculpted Valrhona chocolate to their chocolate creation. This resulted in the most exceptional sweet gourmet masterpieces,” said Sirha organizers.
They also had to work with two blocks of ice of identical dimensions in order to present an artistic creation made of sculpted ice. The next edition of Sirha and the 15th Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie will take place in 2017, between the 22nd and 23rd of January