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If you have a sweet tooth a visit to our The Lobby could be a great idea.
At the annual Confectioner’s Championship, “Cake of the Year”, on Saturday 10 March 2018 at Hotel Crowne Plaza in Copenhagen, our young pastry chefs took 1st to 4th place. And you can taste all the cakes in our The Lobby…

Young, Ambitious Pastry Chef won 1st place

23-year old pastry chef and chef’s apprentice, Fredrik Holst Benthin, took 1st place in ”Cake of the Year 2018”. He won with “Sunshine”, a dream-like creation with passionfruit curd on ginger biscuit decorated with lemon sour cream. Frederik is a trained confectioner; he won The Nordic Championship in 2015 and has been a member of the Danish National Pastry Chefs-team for three years.

“A Joy to Watch Young People Develop”

”I am immensely proud of the first place at “Cake of the Year”-competition. The last couple of years I have made it to fifth place twice, so it feels great to finally win the competition. The fact that my colleagues from Kurhotel Skodsborg win second, third and fourth place only makes me more proud to be part of such an amazing team,” says Frederik Holst Benthin.
”It is a young and very competent confectioner’s team we have at Kurhotel Skodsborg and I am almost bursting from pride over the results they have achieved at “Cake of the Year”. It is a true joy to watch when young people develop and have the ambitions and ability to think outside the box,” says Mai Kappenberger, CEO at Kurhotel Skodsborg.

The Runners-up at “Cake of the Year 2018”

The other winners from Kurhotel Skodsborg were:
SILVER – 2nd place: Mette Sophie Olsen, 25 years, trained pastry chef from the famous Danish pastry shop, La Glace. Mette participated with “Miss Verbena” – white crunchy base with lemon verbena, raspberry jelly with lemon mousse and a coconut sponge.
BRONZE – 3rd place: Caroline Flyvenring Andersen, 19 years, pastry chef apprentice.  Caroline participated with ”Camomille” – short crust with elderflower and lemon mousse, white chocolate and fresh thyme.
4th place: Line Kürstein Wolter, 25 years, pastry chef. Line participated with ”Pflaume” – plum, blood orange, honey and sour cream mousse on crisp biscuit with a hint of liquorice and pecan.
Susie Høj, 27 years, heads the confectioner’s team and participated with ”The Root,” – blackberry, eucalyptus and liquorice – but didn’t finish among the ten first places.
All the four winner cakes can be enjoyed in The Lobby at Kurhotel Skodsborg, either as part of a true ”hygge” experience in front of the fire place or as ”cake-away”.

About the Cake of the Year-Competition

Cake of the Year is an annual competition arranged by Copenhagen Confectioner’s Guild.
2018 was the 34rd year that a selected group of highly trained Danish confectioners was gathered to compete in what must be the sweetest competition in Denmark. In 2018 more than 100 confectioners participated in the competition.
The winner is awarded DKK 10,000 as well as the right to exhibit the Copenhagen Confectioner’s Guild’s challenge cup at his or her work place till next year’s winner is found.


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