(CNN) — Confectionery brand Celebrations unveiled a life-size chocolate bust of England’s King Charles III, weighing 50 pounds, on the occasion of the upcoming coronation.
A team of sculptors and chocolatiers led by master chocolatier Jennifer Lindsey-Clarke spent 130 hours over four weeks to make the model, using more than 4.5 gallons (17 liters) of melted chocolate, Celebrations said in a statement. press this Wednesday. This equates to about 2,875 individual Celebrations chocolates.
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The ornamental shoulder pieces decorating the King’s uniform were modeled after Twix, Milky Way, Galaxy and Bounty bonbons, and his collar was made from Maltesers Teasers.
One each of the Celebrations chocolates, including the Snickers, was removed to create the medals on his chest.
The bust weighs more than 15 kg. (Credit: Joe Pepler/PinPep)
“What better way to celebrate this moment in British history than to immortalize HM King Charles III using the country’s quintessential sharing treat?” Emily Owen, Brand Director of Celebrations, said in the statement, adding that the team is “delighted with his appearance.”
“The team studied hours of footage of the king to capture his true likeness and the resemblance is uncanny. Celebrations is about bringing people together and we are delighted to share this occasion with so many chocolate lovers across the country,” she added.
The chocolate bust will be exhibited in the city of Slough, in the south-east of England, at the headquarters of Mars Wrigley UK, the company that owns the Celebrations brand. The coronation of King Charles III will take place on May 6 at Westminster Abbey in London.
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