To eat or not to eat? That is the question on all our minds as Cadbury World unveils its latest chocolate creation.
To mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Cadbury World’s talented team of chocolatiers have today revealed a fitting chocolate tribute highlighting some of the Bard of Avon’s finest work.
Expertly crafted from chocolate, the work of art includes an intricately hand-piped portrait of Shakespeare, a giant book with excerpts from the poet’s Sonnet 18, a 3D Globe Theatre, Yorick’s skull from Hamlet, MacBeth’s knife, the poison bottle from Romeo and Juliet, a witch’s cauldron, and characters Bottom and Titania from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Also featuring on the creation are other Shakespearian props such as an ink pot and quill, delicately decorated books and a crown – all handmade by just two members of the Cadbury World chocolatiers team, Donna Oluban and Dawn Jenks.
Made from a combination of milk and white chocolate, the masterpiece took the pair of chocolatiers four days to make and weighs in at an impressive 40kg. The creation will be on display in the Library of Birmingham’s foyer in Centenary Square from 6th July–19th August.
Diane Mitchell, marketing manager at Cadbury World, said: “Shakespeare is a literary icon in the region and in the 400th anniversary of his death, we wanted to bring his legacy to life through the art of chocolate.
“The chocolatiers have once again impressed us all with their incredible intricacy and eye for detail. We hope visitors from far and wide go and take a closer look at the creation at the library!”
This latest masterpiece follows on from a host of impressive creations built by the Cadbury World team. Most recently, they honoured the Queen’s 90th birthday by constructing a chocolate Buckingham Palace, complete with ornate gates, soldiers and a street party.
For more information about Cadbury World, or to book tickets, visit www.cadburyworld.co.uk. Details of the Library of Birmingham’s Shakespeare exhibition can be found at www.libraryofbirmingham.com/blog/News/ourshakespeareexhibition.