The winner of the 2021 edition of the World Pastry Cup (Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie) was Italy. In second place were Japan and in third place were the hosts, France. The team from Chile were given a special prize for team spirit, while the sustainability prize for zero waste went to Switzerland.
After 50 national and 4 continental selections, 11 countries spent a specially alloted amount of time creating their masterpiece desserts, culminating in the grand final on Saturday evening. Tension built to a crescendo inside the halls of Sirha Lyon as the results came in.
The other finalists, the UK, Egypt, South Korea, Russia, Algeria, and Mexico, had braved the obstacles to the finals in Lyon to attempt to triumph in the greatest event in their profession. The winning team took home 21,000 euros, the second-placed team 12,000 euros and third place received 6,000 euros.