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Sweet expectations fulfilled with strawberry cakes

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Sweet expectations fulfilled with strawberry cakes
Members of the cake jury. Photo: Patrick Sabo
15:51 CEST+02:00
Ever wondered who makes the best strawberry cake in Vienna? Yelp, the online local business guide ran a contest on Wednesday for 13 products from nine different bakers, with a 30-person judging panel, and decided they found a winner.
The blind tasting was organized by Yelp as a big picnic and took place in the beautiful Burggarten. The main criteria were the appearance and of course the taste. The winner was Gregors Konditorei with its strawberry-mousse cake, which scored 3,76 out of 5 points. 
 

The winner from Gregor's Konditorei. Photo: Patrick Sabo
 
Landtmann's feine Patisserie had been ranked in second place with 3,52 points, while third place went to Kurkonditorei Oberlaa for its strawberry-cream cake with its 3,39 points.
 
The complete results and ranking can be found below.
 
The next taste test is going to be on November 9th, where they are going to vote for the best apple strudel.
 
Here you can find the complete results:

1. Gregors Konditorei - Marzipan-Erdbeermousse-Torte (No 12)

2. Landtmann's feine Patisserie - Erdbeerfleck (No 5)

3. Kurkonditorei Oberlaa - Erdbeer-Obers Torte (No 14)

4. Der Mann der verwöhnt - Erdbeerrondo (No 9)

5. Groissböck - Erdbeerschüsserl (No 8)

6. Palmenhaus - Erdbeermohntorte (No 6) und Ströck - Kathis Erdbeerkuchen (No 15)

7. Aida - Erdbeertorte (No 1)

8. Ströck - Erdbeerschnitten (No 7)

9. Aida - Erdbeerschnitten (No 2) und Aida - Erdbeerschüsserl (No 3)

10. Der Mann der verwöhnt - Erdbeerschnitte (No 10)

11. Der Mann der verwöhnt - Erdbeerzauber (No 11)

12. K. u. K. Hofzuckerbäckerei L. Heiner - Erdbeerschnitten (No 4)

13. Kurkonditorei Oberlaa - Erdbeer-Souffle Torte (No 13)

The judges made the following comments:

"Beautiful location at the Burggarten, with shade under a huge tree, the picnic blankets with 15 delicious Strawberry cakes were awaiting us!"


Photo: Patrick Sabo


"Don't judge a book by its cover, also applies for cakes. I was unpleasantly surprised from a few that looked great but didn't really live up to the expectations and some simple looking ones were heavenly delicious! The job of a jury member is not an easy one...hehe...but it's certainly a pleasant one!"

 

"My favorite at the end was, number 5 and least favorite number 3. Most disappointing was number 10, cause it looked real good...but unfortunately didn't taste anything like imagined!"
 


Photo: Patrick Sabo

 

"Seriously what could be better than bringing people together to meet new people, enjoy their company and eat Strawberry Torte? Nothing. Trying Vienna's various strawberry tortes was one of the best things I've ever done in Vienna."

"I think Der Mann der verwöhnt's Erdbeerschnitte was one of the best as well as Ströck's Erdbeerschnitten and Aida's Erdbeerschüsserl. Though Kurkonditorei Oberlaa's Erdbeer-Obers Torte wasn't too bad either. All in all it was pretty tasty and pretty yummy and I am going to all those places to get my Strawberry Torte :)"

 


Photo: Patrick Sabo


"Best of all was not only seeing the great tortes but then getting to taste ALL 15 of them!!! Turns out the best looking torte for me also was the best tasting and just so happened to be the winner!!"

"It was a perfect Vienna summer night weather-wise and a tasty Vienna summer night food-wise." 

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