Out of this world! China wins IBA UIBC bakers cup

Zhou Bin and Peng Fudong from China have won the IBA-UIBC-Cup of Bakers with a stunning array of baked goods.

The pair bested teams from 11 other countries – Norway, Germany, France, Japan, Peru, the Netherlands, Korea, Russia, Spain, Turkey and the US – to take the gold medal in the competition at this year’s IBA exhibition in Munich this week.

Teams of two from each country had six-and-a-half hours to produce a wide range of baked goods, including breads, cookies, party and Danish pastries and a showpiece.

The theme of the competition was ‘Universe’, and some teams took inspiration from science-fiction shows and movies including Star Wars, Star Trek and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Participants in each country were:

  • China: Zhou Bin, Peng Fudong
  • Germany: Daniel Plum, Maximilian Raisch
  • France: Maelle Dominin, Matthieu Morvant
  • Japan: Kiyoshi Fukui, Kenta Ishii
  • Korea: Myeong-Kyeom Kim, Sung-Chul Lim
  • Netherlands: Michel Schröder, Hans Heiloo
  • Norway: Ivar Bakke, Nikolai Melingen
  • Peru: Renato Alonso Malquichagua Del Valle, Ysaac Rusbelt Montoya Herrera
  • Russia: Marina Arbuzova, Nikolai Kozhevnikov
  • Spain: Enric Badía Elías, Francisco Recio Moreno
  • Turkey: Muhammer Simsek, Abdullah Akkus
  • US: Eddie Batten, Natasha Rasmussen

Below is a selection of pictures of China’s winning entry.

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