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Skyr Tart Named Cake of the Year

The 2011 Cake of Year has been chosen in the National Association of Baker Masters annual contest. The winner is a creation by Sigurdur M. Gudjónsson at the bakery Bernhöftsbakarí, a dreamy white skyr tart with raspberries and white chocolate.


This year’s winning entry. Source:

The cake’s sale will be launched tomorrow, Women’s Day, in all of the association member bakeries (see the listing here), and will be sold throughout the year.

According to, in the competition contestants hand in their ready-made cakes which the judges taste and evaluate and give points for tastiness, look and the likelihood that they will be generally enjoyed by consumers.

There was a total of 16 entries this year. The winning entry is a combination of many layers, including a French biscuit layer, skyr soufflé, raspberry purée and an almond layer. The cake is covered with white chocolate and decorated with macaroons.

The winner presented Minister of Industry Katrín Júlíusdóttir with the cake in honor of her contributions to the Icelandic industry on Friday. The competition was held in cooperation with the dairy MS.

Click here to read about last year’s cake.

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