Lorita Grgičević Klarić and Andrea Sokač are the winners of the ‘Best Cake with a Croatian Motif’ competition…
Buddy Valastro, better known as the ‘Cake Boss’ from the TLC reality TV show with the same name, was the special guest judge in a live bake-off today in Zagreb between the 3 finalists.
Last month the competition to find the best cake with a Croatian motif was launched to coincide with Valastro’s arrival in Croatia. The competition was open to anyone in the country with contestants asked to send in a photo or video of a cake they had prepared.
After announcing a shortlist of the best 10 cakes, the top three finalists battled it out today with Lorita and Andrea claiming the title with cake inspired by medieval Croatian bishop Gregory of Nin (Grgur Ninski). The statue of Gregory of Nin by Ivan Meštrović in Split is popular tourist site. Rubbing the statue’s toe is said to bring good luck. The toe has been worn smooth and shiny as a result.
Lorita and Andrea’s cake which got them into the final was a detailed creation that featured 2Cellos, klapa singers, and Plitvice Lakes.