World Pastry Cup kicks off in France

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(Relaxnews) – Aspiring pastry chefs, chocoholics and sweet tooths take note: A competition that stakes a country’s honor on flour, chocolate, sugar and butter is set to take place in France starting Sunday.

At the World Pastry Cup in Lyon, 21 teams represented by a pastry chef, chocolatier and master ice cream maker will compete for the chance to be named the best in their class for the next two years.

The World Pastry Cup is held alongside the Bocuse d’Or every two years.

New in 2015, countries Algeria, the Philippines and Guatemala will make their debut.

Rules of the game have also changed. Alongside plated chocolate and fruit desserts, teams will also be tasked with carving a block of chocolate and integrating the piece in their chocolate sculpture.

Countries competing on Sunday, January 25:

China
South Korea
Tunisia
Switzerland
Denmark
Algeria
Philippines
Colombia
Taiwan
Morocco
Singapore

Countries competing on Monday, January 26
Guatemala
Malaysia
United States
United Kingdom
Sweden
Argentina
Japan
Mexico
Italy
Egypt

The World Pastry Cup takes place January 25 and 26 in Lyon. Follow the event on Twitter at @CMP_Lyon and the hashtag #CMpatisserie and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CoupeMondePatisserie.
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