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CHS Pics: Legend of the Capitol Hill 60-pound chocolate Easter egg

Sorry, Capitol Hill, but this colossal egg is already in somebody else’s (good cause!) basket. It took 16 talented cooks in the kitchen to make it possible and two weeks to construct as Seattle Central Community College chef Regis Bernard and his third-quarter pastry students created this dark chocolate masterpiece as a gift for Childhaven, a provider of therapeutic child care and education across King County.

AlsoSaturday’s CHS area egg hunts (+1 Sunday)

Details on the egg — including a few more chocolatey pics — and the happy holiday at Childhaven’s Broadway home are below.

Bernard and students  — and 60 pounds of candy (Image: SCCC)

Here’s more from SCCC about the project:

The giant egg  took over 60 pounds of French dark chocolate and two weeks to construct. A combination of French dark chocolate and milk chocolate for the rabbits and smaller eggs, gum paste flowers, marzipan rabbits and pulled sugar complete the outer decorations. A special thanks to the Peterson Company, a local specialty food store for donating the chocolate. 

Childhaven’s four branches in King County provide therapeutic child care and early childhood education to babies, toddlers and preschoolers who have suffered from or are at risk of abuse and neglect.  Each year more than 400 children receive health screenings, balanced meals and snacks, outdoor and indoor play areas, door-to-door transportation, monthly home visits and daily home monitoring. Childhaven also works with parents to help them gain the skills and confidence they need to raise happy, healthy children.

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