Published on January 21st, 2021 | by Annabel Perrigueur


The 2021 King’s Cake Seen by the Great French Pastry Chefs

Today, the Grands Pâtissiers are enhancing their imagination to offer subtle variations on this recipe, making the new galette ever more delicious and attractive!

I invite you to discover some of the most beautiful 2021 galettes that have been making the buzz throughout Paris since the beginning of January.

The Jardin de l’Atlas cake by Pierre HERMÉ

Inspired by its Jardin d’Atlas macaroon to create this unique galette with a crisp and generous amount of frangipane and subtle scents of orange blossom, honey and lemon. 

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La galette des Reines by Philippe CONTICINI 

This year, the Parisian pastry chef wanted to pay tribute to women by offering a galette on which we visualize the profile of a woman all in powdered sugar. He bet on simplicity and tradition with a generous amount of almond cream covered with an inverted puff pastry sublimated by a hint of dark rum. Fabophiles will be happy to add to their collection the six beans from Maison Guy Degrenne, always in homage to the “Courageous, Unique, Exciting, Generous, Indispensable and Wonderful” Woman.

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The galette des rois by Michael BARTOCETTI

The pastry chef of the George V imagined a flaky Viennese bread dough, both tender and crisp. We advise you to taste it at room temperature in order to appreciate all the essence of its frangipane with  its inclusion of the Cazette flower.

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La galette des rois by Nina MÉTAYER 

This year, the Chef is celebrating the Renaissance with this cake symbolizing a tree of life. With the subtle good taste of chestnuts and Poitou-Charentes butter, this slightly sweet and low gluten galette will appeal to delicate palates. 

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La galette des rois by Cédric GROLET  – Opera

Twice the pleasure this year, proposed by Cédric Grolet since he will present the galette du Meurice where he is Pastry Chef as well as that of his new pastry-tea room located across from the opera.

An almond blossom cake which consists of a puff pastry brioche with almonds, a frangipane cream with roasted almonds and an almond praline.

The galette des rois by MARIAGES FRÈRES

The famous tea house offers a unique cake scented with blue tea.

Dressed in black, it is composed of a frangipane with Majestic Lime & Ginger tea, highlighted by notes of lime and candied ginger.

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The signature galette of LADURÉE

Made with exceptional products, the Maison Ladurée galette is garnished with almond cream with hazelnuts and milk chocolate chips. A dessert sublimated by a crunchy chocolate and caramelized hazelnut tile, delicately placed above the galette.

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La galette des rois by Cyril LIGNAC

Exceptional products, for a pancake that will enchant the Epiphany and the most demanding gourmets: this is Cyril Lignac’s promise!

The Chef offers a creation composed of a puff pastry with caramelized Charentes butter, combined with almond cream and almond milk.

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Here is the recipe, the galette des rois with almond by Cyril Lignac: I recommend it. It is extremely simple to make and very light thanks to the choice of its ingredients.

The opportunity for me to wish you a happy new year 2021 and a good tasting around the Epiphany!

This article was translated in English by John Wilmot.


About the Author


is a visual artist living in Philadelphia. She offers avant-garde work by mixing her paintings with unexpected materials such as Nespresso capsules, make-up or even Swarovski rhinestones. She collaborates with various institutions (museums, schools) and companies and produces tailor-made pieces for her clients. Her passion for Art, fashion and gastronomy naturally led her to join the FQM team.

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