Charminar monument replicated in chocolate

Last Updated: Sat, Sep 25, 2010 09:10 hrs

A master chef showcased his craft by making a chocolate replica of the Charminar monument in Andhra Pradesh's Hyderabad city on Friday.

Adelbert Bucher, master chef of Hotel Lindt in Dubai, took about three days to craft the replica of the Charminar, the mosque with four minarets, and used 50 kilograms of chocolate.

The chocolate is four feet in height, and the preparation for its creation, including the moulds, took nearly four weeks.

"I spent three weeks in making the calculation and the moulds. We have to make the moulds in order to finish it here in three days. So nearly altogether about four weeks," said Bucher.

The visitors here were pleased to see the replica and turned up in large numbers to take photographs of the edible monument.

"I think it's fantastic what they can do with it, to get and make it here. It's a great thing," said Scott Hunter, a visitor.

Bucher also said that his team is on a mission to find places and monuments that are of public interest.

He has been touring the world from past eight years and has created chocolate replicas of various monuments.

Amongst his most notable creations are Turkey's Blue Mosque and Dubai's Emirates Towers. (ANI)

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