UPDATE (18, August 2019) – Winner: Old-fashioned butter caramel with dill pear sauce
Between 15th and 21st August, the ice cream creations of 6 confectioneries are competing for the title of “Ice Cream of Debrecen”. These 6 finalists are available for tasting on the corner of Piac Street and Csapó Street. It’s not only about sampling the ice cream for the sake of the gastronomic delight but also to have your say on which is the best.
When you buy a tasting cup, you will also get a ballot to vote for your favourite. The winning ice cream will be awarded the title, “Ice cream of Debrecen”.
The votes will be counted on the 18th August in the presence of a notary, and the winner will be announced on the Kossuth Square stage at midnight.
You can buy the six ice creams up until 21st of August at the Debrecen Ice Cream Stand especially set up for the Flower Festival.
Participating confectioneries and ice creams:
Old-fashioned butter caramel with dill pear sauce | Great Forest Ice Cream with oats, roasted peanuts and a slight salt | Queen of carnivals with marzipan, rhubarb and cherry | Gombóc Artúr – chocolate trilogy | Dream of Debrecen – white chocolate with almonds, cranberry sauce and crumble | Carnival dream – white vanilla with fruity biscuit pieces and edible flower petals
Centrum Fagyizó Balmazújváros | Korzó Olasz Kézműves Fagylaltozó | Mignon cukrászda | Sómanó fagyizó | Szőke Cukrászda | Tutti Gelati Kávézó & Fagyizó
Price of the tasting glass (one tasting):
4 dkg glasses: 350 HUF
8 dkg glasses: 650 HUF
12 dkg glasses: 950 HUF
Organized by the Association of Hungarian Confectioner Craftsmen Corporation, Cake of Hungary is an annual celebration of the founding of the Hungarian state by St. Stephen.
This year, the “Cake of Hungary”, is the “Boldogasszony csipkéje”, a raspberry cake created by Norbert Tóth of Tóth Cukrászda in Dunaföldvár; while the winner of the sugar-free „Cake of Hungary” is the Kicsi Gesztenye (Little Chestnut) made by László Gyuris from Szeged’s A Cappella Cukrászda és Kávéház.
In Debrecen, there are many well-known confectioneries, cosy cafes for relaxation and intimate conversation even during the festival of flowers and other celebrations: Debrecen Coffee & Cake Shops