Chocolate Robot Showpiece
Standing over 7 feet tall and composed of 170 pounds of Swiss chocolate, The Ritz-Carlton tradition of Christmas has meet modern day technology. This chocolate robot was created by members of the Pastry Department over a 3-day period. Every aspect of the chocolate robot is completely edible from the head all the way down to the feet.
Many different techniques were used in the creation of this chocolate giant. Single use molds account for a good portion of this showpiece, all coming form the heating and cooling section of Home Depot. Various plates, ring molds, pots and pans were also molded in chocolate to create extensions of the robots body.
Gelatin molds were used during this project to create the lifelike nuts, bolts and screws seen throughout the piece. Stencils were cut free hand to create the shoulder and chest area. The hands were created by casting chocolate into a rubber glove, then allowing it to set in a lifelike position. Lastly a 10 gallon water jug was cut in half and molded in chocolate to create the hip and stomach section.
The final piece has been sprayed in bronze and red coco butter to give it a mettle appearance.
All of which is very, very cool, but why did they feel the need to send a photo of the robot's groin?
What is he, Joey Buttufucocoa?