DOWNTOWN — Tributes continue to roll in for the World Champion Chicago Cubs, with the French Pastry School creating the sweetest one yet.
The school delivered a five-foot-tall confectionery replica of Wrigley Field to City Hall Wednesday in celebration of the baseball team's historic World Series win.
Along with replicating Wrigley's iconic marquee and ivy, the design also featured the Cubs logo and pinstripes; sugary versions of a baseball bat, glove and ball; the "W" flag; and a mini bear cub mascot.
Chef Sunny Lee, a certified master sugar artist, and Eunli Cho, a graduate of the school's cake decorating program, spent 200 hours creating the masterpiece, according to the French Pastry School.
The cake's ingredients include a whopping 45 pounds of sugar, 25 pounds of chocolate and 10 pounds of Rice Krispies.
In the past, the school has celebrated Blackhawks' championships with a life-size chocolate replica of the Stanley Cup.
The Cubs and Wrigley Field are 95 percent owned by an entity controlled by a trust established for the benefit of the family of Joe Ricketts, owner and CEO of DNAinfo.com. Joe Ricketts has no direct involvement in the management of the iconic team.
The cake took roughly 200 hours to create by the French Pastry School’s certified master sugar artist chef Sunny Lee and intern Eunli Cho. [All photos French Pastry School]
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