Cake & Bake 2017 Brings the Heat

There has been a noticeable resurgence in the popularity of desserts in recent years, and everyplace you look, sweets are there to tempt you. Whether you are turning on the TV and tuning in to your favorite baking show or stopping at your local coffee shop, desserts are a big deal in our modern culture. Trendy desserts such as molecular masterpieces and macarons mingle with traditional desserts such as cookies and pies to provide more ways to satisfy your sweet tooth than ever before. The process of making desserts has been evolving in recent years in order to include healthier and more natural sweeteners such as honey, sweet wine or fruit. That way, it is easier to indulge your cravings while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Mexico City hosted this year’s Cake & Bake Masters expo where the dessert course was given the full spotlight. Remarkable chefs from Mexico as well as many international culinary stars gathered for this enthralling event which included workshops, classes, demos, several competitions and a food truck zone equipped with scrumptious treats for attendees to enjoy.

Cake & Bake Award Winner

Cake & Bake Award Winner

Cake & Bake Masters 2017 took place in Mexico City between October 27th and October 29th. It was attended by some of the top names in the industry, including Chef Saul Herrera, who is the gifted pastry chef at Villa del Palmar Cancun. He was amongst talented company as he participated in one of the program’s competitions. Taking part in the chocolatier category was great fun as well as a challenge for each participant aiming to win one of the top awards.

Six finalists including Saul Herrera were chosen after hours upon hours of stiff competition to present a chocolate sculpture live in front of a fan-filled audience and a panel of savvy judges. Anyone who stays at Villa del Palmar Cancun will be happy to know that the resort’s skillful pastry chef was awarded with the second place prize for his impressive chocolate sculpture. The contestants were judged on a range of elements such as design, cleanliness, live performance and creativity, and Chef Saul Herrera was able to shine in each of these areas and win second place.

Chef Saul Herrera’s Talents

Chef Saul Herrera’s Talents

For pastry chef Saul Herrera, baking and creating new treats for his guests is something he embraces. He is able to use his creative talents to dream up amazing desserts that will wow the taste buds of even the most discerning foodies. Baking is truly an art form for him; it allows him to take risks and experiment yet provide a cultured dining experience filled with elements of surprise for each guest. Cutting edge design and unforgettable flavors are just the beginning when you get a taste of his desserts.

If you happen to be at Villa del Palmar Cancun, you will not want to miss the delicious desserts on offer by Chef Saul Herrera. Stop by to congratulate him on his impressive win and ask for some delectable recommendations that will suit your individual tastes.

Please follow this link to read more about the inspiring Cake and Bake Masters 2017: https://www.cakeandbakemasters.com/