February 24, 2023
Japan wins the Pastry World Cup
The Pastry World Cup (Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie) is an international pastry competition held every two years in Lyon, France. Climate change was the theme of this year’s contest, the 18th edition. Following national preliminary competitions held in about 50 countries, 17 countries that emerged victorious from continentwide contests went on to compete in the final.
With “renewable energy” as its theme, Team Japan produced captivating creations (as in the photo at top right) within the 10-hour time limit — including a frozen dessert made with Kito yuzu fruit from Tokushima Prefecture (top left) — and ultimately captured first prize. The only country to have participated in all 18 editions to date, Japan has won the competition three times and also earned eight second prizes and one third prize.
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