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Europain 2008


May 14, 2008
By Bakers Journal

From demonstrating to competing to walking the show floor: a
number of sights and scenes from the ultimate European trade show.

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Team Canada is all smiles during the first day of competition for Le
Mondial des Art Sucres. From left to right: Roch Desjardins,
Marie-josee Lacombe, Jean-Luc Piquemal, Eddy Rosine.
 Setting up: With about half and hour left in the competition, Jean-Luc Piquemal works to finish setting up the showpieces.
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Though it looks like amber, glass, and pearl, this gorgeous Team Canada piece is made entirely of sugar. Marie-josee Lacombe works on her chocolate showpiece. 
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Team France is awarded first place honours in the Coupe du Monde de la
Boulangerie. It was a very emotional moment for the team: they fought
back tears or quickly wiped them away from their faces as their names
were called out. And where better to win such an honour than surrounded
by an audience of their fellow countrymen, who were waving flags,
whistling, singing and blowing horns.
 Team Canada at work on the first day of Europain. Close to 90,000 people visited the massive show over the course of five days.
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A sampling of some of the distinctly Canadian products Team Canada produced during the first day of the show. Bake Team Canada helped to kick off the competition by testing out one
of the bakeries the teams would be competing in and demonstrating some
of the products that brought them to second place in the Louis Lesaffre
Cup qualifying round in Mexico. Pictured here, Didier Julien and Tracey
Muzzolini.