If the mention of chocolates makes you go weak at the knees then you might like to take a look at the World’s Largest Chocolate Sculpture!
Yes, the model which is a representation of the Kukulcan pyramid located in Chichen Itza, Mexico is indeed entirely a chocolate monument. The chocolate Mayan temple, measuring exactly 1/30th the original, is six feet tall , 10 feet by 10 feet wide and weighs 18,239lbs. The temple was built to mark the 30th anniversary of The Qzina Institute of Chocolate & Pastry, whose corporate pastry chef Francois Mellet was at the helm of the grand project with MOF Stephane Treandoverseeing the artwork involved in the different components. The marvel took about 400 hours to build which was preceded by sessions of complex calculations and discussions.
The specific subject for the chocolate creation was chosen to highlight its relationship with the Mayan civilization who are considered to be one of the pioneers in cacao tree cultivation.
The World’s Largest Chocolate Sculpture is on display at the Qzina Institute of Chocolate & Pastry in Irvine, California until 21st December 2012.