Hungary is renowned for its delicious cakes, and recently the Hungarian Confectionery Association announced the winners of the "Hungary's Cake" contest. Let's take a look at the winning creations from this year's competition.
The Winning Cake - "Spicces füge respektus"
Pál Lakatos, a confectioner from Levendula and Garden Confectionery in Szigetszentmiklós, emerged as the winner with his creation called "Spicces füge respektus" or "Respect to the Tipsy Fig." Inspired by a fig ice cream he had while on vacation, Lakatos combined caramel and Tokaji Asszú wine to create a perfect flavor. This almond flour cake features joconde whipped cream, salted caramel mousse cream, walnut-caramel crisp, cherry-infused fig jelly, and a milk chocolate mirror jelly sweetened with acacia honey. Topped with white chocolate ganache and a walnut sablé disc, this cake is truly a work of art.
Second and Third Place
Krisztián Füredi from Hysteria Confectionery in Tápiószecső took second place with his creation called "Betyáros málna" or "Outlaw Raspberry." Barbara Tarján Szabóné from Nonna Dessert Bar in Szada secured the third spot with her cake named "Merengő." These cakes impressed the judges with their unique flavors and stunning presentations.
Hungary's Sugar-Free Cake Winner - "Kikelet"
The "Hungary's Sugar-Free Cake" competition was won by Zsófia Lawal-Papp from Papp Confectionery in Makó. Her creation, named "Kikelet," meaning "springtime" in English, features black tea, blueberries, lavender, vanilla-white chocolate mousse, and a grain flour-free almond and lemon sponge. This refreshing and sophisticated cake represents the rebirth of nature and the joy of spring.
Try the Winning Cakes
Starting from August 19th, you can taste these award-winning cakes in hundreds of confectioneries all across Hungary. Don't miss the opportunity to indulge in these delicious creations and experience the talent of Hungarian pastry chefs.
With Hungary's rich cake-making tradition and the creativity of its confectioners, it's no wonder that these cakes have become the pride of the country.
Questions & Answers
What is the "Hungary's Cake" contest? The "Hungary's Cake" contest is an annual competition organized by the Hungarian Confectionery Association to determine the best cake in Hungary.
Who won the "Hungary's Cake" contest in 2021? The winner of the "Hungary's Cake" contest in 2021 was Pál Lakatos, a confectioner from Levendula and Garden Confectionery in Szigetszentmiklós. His cake, called Spicces füge respektus (Respect to the Tipsy Fig), was crowned as the Cake of Hungary.
What ingredients were used in the winning cake, "Spicces füge respektus"? The winning cake, "Spicces füge respektus", was made of almond flour, butter, joconde whipped cream, soft salted caramel mousse cream, and walnut-caramel crisp. It also contained cocoa bean crumble. The special flavors of this cake came from the cherry-infused fig jelly, Tokaji Asszú wine, and milk chocolate mirror jelly sweetened with acacia honey.
Who won the "Hungary's Sugar-free Cake" competition in 2021? Zsófia Lawal-Papp, a confectioner from Papp Confectionery in Makó, won the "Hungary's Sugar-free Cake" competition in 2021. Her cake, called Kikelet, impressed the judges with its refreshing flavor based on a drop of black tea, complemented by blueberries and a touch of lavender.
How many times has the "Hungary's Sugar-free Cake" competition been held? The "Hungary's Sugar-free Cake" competition has been held for the 12th time in 2021.
What ingredients were used in the winning sugar-free cake, "Kikelet"? The winning sugar-free cake, "Kikelet", featured flavors of black tea, blueberries, and lavender. The layers of the cake included a vanilla-white chocolate mousse finish and a grain flour-free almond and lemon sponge.
Where can I taste these award-winning cakes? From the 19th of August, these cakes can be tasted in hundreds of confectioneries throughout Hungary.