On Friday 15 March, the Lord Mayor of York, Keith Orrell unveiled an ambitious and beautifully crafted 22kg chocolate sculpture at the York Mansion House based on St Helen’s Square.
The sculpture which is to be raffled off to raise funds for the Lord Mayor’s chosen charities of the year, including our client, The Island.
The sculpture has already received media attention including from Channel 4 where the sculpture is going to be part of their upcoming programme, Extreme Chocolate Makers which is to be aired on Easter Sunday. You can now watch the episode online by clicking here.
Fun facts about the York Chocolate Sculpture
- The chocolate model took over 50 hours to make and includes sculptures of iconic York sites, including Clifford’s Tower, York Minster and York Mansion House.
- The sculpture took over four days to make and was made by professional chef and self-described maverick chocolatier, Ashley McCarthy. You can find out more about Ashley McCarthy by clicking here.
- The chocolate sculpture was made in an “interactive property trading game” format and was entirely crafted by hand.
The model will be on display at the Mansion House until Wednesday 22 May and the winner of the raffle will be announced on Thursday 23 May.
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