Unique Chocolate Works of Art
Take a look at First Car Rental's list of the world's most extraordinary chocolate creations to inspire you. From chocolate Lego to life-size chocolate furniture and everything wonderful in between. Enjoy!
1. Cocoa Couture
Every year, the Salon du Chocolat Trade Fair opens with a chocolate catwalk fashion show that features mouth-watering designs by some of the world's top chocolatiers. These beautiful edible gowns are made entirely out of chocolate.
2. Chocolate Masks
Inspired by the greatest mask traditions around the work, artists Iva and Petar Mandic have created a stunning chocolate mask collection. Their creations are almost too beautiful to eat...
3. Chocolate Tools
Pasticceria Grandazzi are an artisan chocolaterie based in n Domodossola, Italy. They specialise in creating unique chocolate works of art, like these realistic edible tools, which are made entirely out of chocolate.
4. Chocolate Paint Tubes
Art really does become delicious with these perfect paint tubes created by Japanese design firm, Nendo. Instead of paint, each tube contains a different flavored caramel or syrup matching the color of its label, ranging from green tea to strawberry to honey.
5. Chocolate Burger
Everything on this burger, including the bun, lettuce and tomato, is made from chocolate.
6. Chocolate Shoes
These chocolate Nike trainers were created by artist PLus41 for the 25th anniversary of Nike's Air Force 1. The Belgian chocolate stilettos on the right were designed by UK-based chocolatier, Choc Chick.
7. Chocolate Pencils
These chocolate pencils were designed by Nendo (the same designers behind the paint tubes) for a popular restaurant in Japan. The restaurant owner wanted to create a plate to show off the beauty of the restaurant's desserts, like a painting on a canvas. The pencils come in a number of cocoa blends that vary in intensity, and chocophiles can use the special pencil sharpener that comes with the dish to grate chocolate onto their dessert.
Pencil filings are usually the unwanted remains of sharpening a pencil but in this case they're the star!
8. Chocolate Lego
Illustrator and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi has created the world's first edible chocolate Lego set, with blocks that come in four chocolate variations - caramel, dark, milk and white chocolate.
9. Life-size Chocolate Sofa
This 250kg edible chocolate sofa was commissioned by Galaxy Chocolate in the UK to launch their Irresistible Reads campaign to give away one million books. The sofa was on show at Victoria Embankment in London.
10. Incredible Eggs
Easter inspires some amazing chocolate egg creations, including the two eggs featured above. Pictured Left: Master French Chocolatier Thierry Atlan and his team spent over two weeks painstakingly creating and hand-painting this Easter egg. Standing at 80cm tall, the egg consists of over 20kg of white, dark and milk chocolate with intricately painted, edible 3-D rabbits, clocks and gold detailed designs, which are visible inside and outside of the egg. The one-of-a-kind egg sold for US$5 000.
Pictured Right: Heston Blumenthal's 2016 Easter egg creation is a lot more affordable, priced at £20, but unfortunately only available from Waitrose in the UK. The gorgeous dark chocolate egg is decorated in edible gold on the outside. When the egg is cracked open, there are six mandarin ganache chocolate filled mini eggs inside, resting on a bed of edible straw.