Japan, with Seiji Takishima, Tomohiro Sugawara and Tomohiro Tabata, has won the gold medal in The World Trophy of Pastry Ice Cream and Chocolate 2019, organized by the FIPGC (International Federation of Pastry, Ice Cream and Chocolate) on October 21 and 22 at Host Milano.
This year the participating teams had to present sweets and pieces that represented the culture, history, and art of their country. Japan, which had already won this competition in 2015, managed to win once again with a sugar sculpture that reproduced a Torii, an arch or entrance porch that is usually found in the Shinto shrines of the country, along with the traditional Wagasa umbrella, an imposing artistic pastillage piece in the form of a geisha, and a chocolate sculpture that recreated a samurai. The Japanese team was also rewarded with the Best Modern Cake award.
The second place went to China, which was also distinguished with the Best Artistic Sculpture and Journalism Criticism awards, and the third position on the podium was occupied by Italy. The jury also awarded prizes to Romania (Best Praline and Silikomart), Thailand (Best Single Portion Ice Cream), and USA (prize for Silikomart).