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Chocolate Pyramid Record Reaches New Heights

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By Myles Collier, Christian Post Contributor
May 18, 2012|1:53 pm

Chocolate lovers all over the world are rejoicing after the largest chocolate pyramid, completed in California, broke the previous Guinness World Record.

The Qzina Institute of Chocolate & Pastry in California stated that it has completely covered the world record for the largest chocolate sculpture by recreating an ancient Mexican pyramid.

The sculpture was modeled after the Ancient Mayan Temple of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza. The enormous structure weighs an astonishing 18,239 pounds. Qzina Specialty Foods relied on the experience and talents of their head pastry chef, Francois Mellet.

Mellet was helped during this endeavor from a top food craftsman Stephane Treand. The team of chocolate sculptures worked tirelessly to complete the recreation. The chocolate masterpiece took more than 400 hard hours of meticulous and detailed construction.

They were focused on getting the project to as close to the original as possible. They created this temple of chocolate to an exact scale of one-thirteenth the size of the actual temple. The base measures 10 feet by 10 feet and has a height of six feet. They were even to able to include the exact number of steps and panels.

"Breaking a Guinness World Record for building the largest chocolate sculpture will be Qzina's greatest masterpiece yet," said Richard Foley, Qzina founder and CEO, in a press release.

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He continued, "we studied Mayan pyramids at great lengths to create an exact replica of the Temple of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza to honor the original chocolatiers."

The sculpture, he said, was created in celebration of the company's 30th anniversary and its newly-opened Qzina Institute of Chocolate and Pastry.

The pyramid will be on display at the Qzina institute from June 4 through Dec. 21, when the Mayan calendar coincidently comes to an end. There has not been any word on how they plan on taking down the giant sculpture, but the word is it will include a lot of forks.

 

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