Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

AROUND SLOVAKIA

Čadca confectioners took home most beautiful cake award

THE FOURTH year of the competition for the most beautiful cake in Slovakia took place in the newly opened theatre in Púchov. The contest lured 34 amateaur and professional confectioners from around the country.

(Source: TASR)

THE FOURTH year of the competition for the most beautiful cake in Slovakia took place in the newly opened theatre in Púchov. The contest lured 34 amateaur and professional confectioners from around the country.

Winners of last years professional category, Mária Tulcová, Jana Pišteková and Viera Hýllová of the Secondary Professional School of Trade and Services in Čadca, won again this year. Tulcová sought to create something original, but also wanted to keep last year’s trophy for professionals at home. She told the TASR newswire that the cake was a result of the ideas of three people, good cooperation, skilful hands and two weeks of intense work

The core of the cake was made from a Sacher mixture with a “Paris cream” filling, as well as bananas, marmalade and a walnut-rum filling, the cake’s creator said.

The contest was organised by the Club of Confectioners of Slovakia in cooperation with the Secondary Professional School of Trade and Services in Púchov. Organiser Jozefína Zaukolcová told the TASR newswire that the 34 contestants competed in four categories – amateur, professional, juniors under 21 years, and a special category of non-traditional cakes.

“We organise the competition on a professional level, so unlike many other contests, we stress not just the looks, but also the taste of the cake,” Zaukolcová told TASR, adding that all parts of the cake had to be edible, and no wires or polystyrene trays were allowed.

She explained that often the cakes of amateurs are better than those of professionals, adding that amateurs have more time to spend on the finishing touches. She concluded that this year more amateurs than professionals came to compete in the mid-October contest, and the winner of the amateur this year was Helena Šedíková of Pruské. Júlia Gažová of the local Secondary Professional School of Trade and Services in Púchov won in the junior category, and in non-traditional cakes, Zuzana Šulavíková of Považská Bystrica won.

Top stories

General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

Jaromír Čižnár

Russian spies allegedly recruit also Slovaks

They are using martial art clubs in Germany and dozens more in other EU states, in the Western Balkans, and in North America.

Illustrative stock photo

EC scrutinises state aid for Jaguar Photo

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia.

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

GLOBSEC forum will host guests from 70 countries

The 12th year of the conference will be attended by the highest number of participants in its history.

Slovak President Andrej Kiska gives the opening speech of The Globsec 2016 security conference.