if your passion is chocolate.... by aikimomm

if your passion is chocolate....

.....you could have really let yourself go in Silver City today! Every year on Valentine's Day weekend, the arts council sponsors Chocolate Fantasia, when dozens of volunteer chocolatiers make hundreds, maybe thousands, of pieces of the brown (and white) stuff to be displayed in galleries and businesses. Folks who purchase tickets for the event sample and take home boxes full of chocolates, and of course there's a competition. This sculpture--created by an award-winning, talented local chef/restaurateur/gourmet-food-business owner--truly topped it all off. The "hat," as Rob calls it, is 100% chocolate, even the Justin Bieber figure (complete with dog-tag necklace) and the pink crystal cylinder containing him.

I don't know if the sculpture was to be disassembled and eaten at the end of the day, or what its fate was/is to be. Chocolate is not something I'm remotely passionate about--it was all I could do to photograph the thing.
Fun!!!
February 13th, 2011  
This is really a wow sculpture. I love it. And it is perfect for the theme.
February 13th, 2011  
WOW! that's crazy! really fun shot too :)
February 13th, 2011  
that is amazing phoebe. and you're lucky you don't have a sweet tooth!
February 13th, 2011  
Ive seen these chocolate shows on TV and always thought it would be interesting to go and see one. what a cool shot, not really a choc fan, although I like white choc...
February 13th, 2011  
Wow....very interesting shot.
February 13th, 2011  
It is amazing and unbelievable - so much effort into chocolate. A fun shot of the extraordinary.
February 13th, 2011  
I couldn't take a bite out of that thing no matter HOW much I loved chocolate--that is just waaaaay too cool!!
February 15th, 2011  
@onefree1isme @lacedxxoo @pixelchix @nikkers @denisedaly @miranda @aikiuser Thanks, everybody. I do wonder if the sculpture got torn apart and eaten at the end of the day....
February 15th, 2011  
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