Piece of cake! Bydgoszcz gal wins world championships in cake design with patriotic theme
A cake decorator from Bydgoszcz has seen her autumn start on a sweet note after she soared to glory by picking up first prize at the Cake Designers World Championship in Milan.
Jowita Woszczyńska saw off 17 other competitors from around the world to take the world championship crown in a competition that saw cakes transformed into works of art under the title “Culture and tradition in a nation”.
She had earlier qualified for the world championship by winning the Polish national championship last year.
Her winning cake, packed with intricate detail and boasting small human figurines, was inspired by, and reflected, Polish history and culture.
Chopin features on the cake, which hit a height of a 160 centimetres and took five months to design and create, playing his piano under a weeping willow, while Copernicus observes the sky.
The art work of two of Poland’s most famous artists, Jacek Malczewski and Władysław Ślewiński, was also on display.
“It hasn’t really sunk in,” she told Naszamiasto, a news website, after her return from Milan. “I’m tired but happy.
“I approached the subject in a way that would demonstrate what touches me and what I find to be the most beautiful,” she added. “Improving your knowledge was a must [at the competition].
“The more techniques you used, the more points you got. During the competition the jury asked me about my techniques and paid special attention to the details.
“It is important to surprise them with something.”
Woszczyńska’s first place comes as an improvement on the third place she won two years ago, but the mother of two, who works in a Bydgoszcz patisserie, has no intention of resting on her laurels.
“I want to focus on my further development, and learning new techniques,” said decorator.
“I have the opportunity to learn from masters and I want to continue to do this,” she added.