AUT Pâtisserie students, Komal Narayan and Anushka Dias took top honours at the Callebaut Food Sculpting Competition held at the Chocolate & Coffee Show, which wowed the crowds at The Cloud waterfront venue in Auckland recently.
The students’ winning cakes, decided by public vote, were inspired by the change of the seasons, with spring-influenced design and flavours. Sandringham resident Komal Narayan placed first in the competition, taking home $2,000 worth of patisserie ingredients, courtesy of Reso Products. Anushka Dias, who resides in Hillsborough, came in second, winning $1,000 worth of ingredients.
Both students are enrolled in the Diploma in Patisserie, Year 2, with the money raised through the public voting going to the Assistance Dogs Trust New Zealand.