CHICAGO — The Stanley Cup has never been sweeter, thanks to Chicago's French Pastry School.
A team of chefs created an all-chocolate, life-sized Stanley Cup to celebrate the Blackhawks' third title in the last six seasons. The chocolate Cup appeared at this weekend's Blackhawks Fan Convention and at team owner Rocky Wirtz's party. It's 6 feet tall and weighs close to 100 pounds, according to French Pastry School marketing specialist Susan Walker.
The Cup is made of pure Cacao Barry couverture. It was then painted in silver dust. It took 150 hours to complete, according to Walker.
It's the third Cup the French Pastry School has made, joining the ones made in 2010 and 2013 when the Blackhawks also won the NHL crown.
"It's become a bit of a tradition between the Hawks and The French Pastry School," Walker said.
The Cup actually was completed one week before the Blackhawks won the championship in June. Guess the pastry school isn't superstitious.
From left: Franco Pacini, Director of Operations of The French Pastry School, Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Chef Joshua Johnson and Joel Reno of The French Pastry School, and Chef Kristopher Murray of Washburne Culinary Institute Chicago with the chocolate Stanley Cup. [French Pastry School]
French Pastry School chef Joshua Johnson evens out the seams in the separate pieces of the chocolate Stanley Cup. [French Pastry School]
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