Wednesday, 16 May, 2012 Offbeat

Giant Chocolate Mayan Temple Breaks World Record for the Largest Chocolate Sculpture


The record for the world's biggest sculpture made of chocolate has once again been broken. This time a team from Qzina Specialty Foods managed to create a huge chocolate temple of Maya that weights 18,239 pounds (8, 273kg).

The team made the giant pyramid-shaped temple, the ziggurat, with the already recognizable ancient stair-steps. It is worth mentioning that managers of the project were Chef Francois Mellet and Stephane Treand.

All of the molten chocolate used to make the sweet structure was accurately poured into each level of the temple, the base of which measures 10 x 10 square feet. Each ascending layer is a little smaller than the previous.

On top of the pyramid there's a rectangular temple and a Mayan sculpture is set on top, behind chocolate pillars. All of them make the structure 6-feet tall.

But that's not all - Mellet and his team decided to add a few details. They carved rows of tiny steps and temple climbers along the edges of the pyramid, and even added chocolate guards.

To be able to see the chocolate sculpture you should visit the Qzina Institute of Chocolate and Pastry in Irvine, California in the period between June 4th and December 21, 2012.

[via Collacubed]

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