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Eggciting project

By Herald Express  |  Posted: April 10, 2014

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COCKINGTON Chocolate Company has created giant Fabergé-style Easter eggs to raise money for two local charities — Rowcroft Hospice and Children's Hospice South West.

Weighing around 10kgs each, they are made from milk chocolate grown in sustainable forests in Madagascar and they are 76cm high and 42cm wide.

Testing its chocolatier's skills, the fabulous eggs were made over a two-week period.

The two halves were made individually by using a very large mould and then assembled by heating the edges to unite. The decoration was then painstakingly hand piped onto them.

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Master chocolatier and co-owner of Cockington Chocolate Company, Tony Fagan, (pictured) said: "As a modern symbol of Easter, the egg is the start of all life and was often thought to have magical powers.

"The first of the highly wrought Fabergé eggs was made as an Easter gift for the Empress Marie of Russia from her husband, Tsar Alexander, in 1883."

They are on display at the company's shops in Totnes and Cockington and will be raffled after Easter.

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