Guest Contributor | September 2nd, 2012
When you are on a holiday you have all the rights to indulge on things you won’t normally dare. That includes excessive consumption of Gin & Tonic, sampling your own body weights of cheese or attending a Cake Festival organised by Copenhagen Pastry Guild with works of the best “konditorer” in Copenhagen.
Konditorer is someone who professionally makes pastries, cakes, chocolates and sweets. I purchased a ticket online few days before the event. Since my mother is a keen confectioner herself we had a family day out. The Pastry Guild had organised number of workshops in the new Carlsberg brewery courtyard where I learnt how to pipe my own chocolate butterfly and decorate my very own cupcake using something called royal icing.
At the back of the court yard a beautiful garden with a fountain and marble statues. The competition was fierce each booth had show cased their best work on display with scrumptious looking cakes, chocolates and pastries were impossible to resist. I sampled a pear tart with an almond base cased in marzipan cream, my mother sampled a selection of petit four but my dad had decided to go for a good old slice of pizza peperoni. Which was heated in a portable oven on site. He was a happy man!
I have to say Danes know their pastries to cream cakes. It’s nothing like the stuff you get in London what they call Danish pastry. Try everything! after all you are on a holiday.
Copenhagen Cooking Festival 2012
20th August- 2nd September
More information including programmes/classes/evets can be found at; www.copenhagencooking.com