Take a look at this fantastic chocolate elephant! It’s a real treat for the eyes.
Paul Joaquim and Michelle Boyd of the Food Artists Group created this beautiful chocolate elephant for the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival in Tampa, Florida.
How Did They Create this Lovely Chocolate Elephant?
Paul Joaquim who is a chocolate sculptor, designed and created the elephant. Paul constructed an armature (that served as a type of skeleton) for the elephant, and then covered it with roughly 100 pounds of modeling chocolate. The final sculpted elephant is equivalent to about 10,000 Hershey kisses.
Michelle Boyd, of Good Gracious Cakes, designed and assembled the colorful candy mosaic medallions and bead decorations. Each individual candy bead was made by Michelle of hand poured Isomalt.
Paul and Michelle created and assembled this 100 pound elephant made of chocolate over a two-day period while delighted Busch Gardens visitors watched.
You can see more of Michelle Boyd’s lovely cake decorating art on her Facebook page. You can see more about Paul Joaquim’s chocolate sculpting at www.thechocolategenius.com. You can see what the Food Artists Group is up to on Facebook.