The Other 2 Master Bakers, Cakes and Creativity as in Kouignamann and Love
Like at the Olympics where each competition has 3 winners (Gold, Silver and Bronze), the Boulangerie World Cup 2010 known by professionals as Coupe Louis Lesaffre had 3 awards.
I already wrote about Master Baker, Wu Pao-Chun who won Bread Title.
The other two masters are Thomas Planchot (France, pictured below) in the Viennese Pastry Category.
"While his artistically revisited version of the kouign-amann literally won over the public during the tasting session, he says that he was proudest of his lychee pastry…!"
I cannot help but praise someone who chose kouign-amann, a traditional pastry dear to me Breton roots.
Second (or should I say third) winner was baker in love François Brandt (Netherlands) for Artistic Piece.
Valentine's Day was his inspiration.
A tip of the hat to all three.