Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Fall of the Berlin Wall Remembered - In Chocolate

A French chocolate-maker has celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall by building a 15-meter (50 feet) long replica of the landmark, and it's edible. Award-winning chocolatier Patrick Roger used 900 kilograms (1984 pounds) of chocolate to build the wall that took over three weeks to complete.
Graffiti and artwork were added to the surface by spraying it with cocoa butter mixed with food coloring.
Segments of the wall have been on displayed in chocolate shops throughout France.
Roger is preserving his giant masterpiece.
But to mark the anniversary of the wall’s fall, he made an extra, 2-metre-high (a little over 6 feet) chocolate segment that he smashed Monday by toppling it over and letting it splinter into small pieces.