These colourful Easter eggs are the most valuable in the UK
Choccywoccydoodah secures its place as cocoa connoisseur with its newest collection of egg-stravagant Easter sculptures
Known for handcrafting some of the world's most extravagant and expensive Easter eggs, London and Brighton-based chocolatier Choccywoccydoodah has taken the tradition of holiday indulgence to new heights with a towering quirky and colourful Easter 2018 collection worth a cool £70,000 – including individual eggs weighing in at 20kg and worth £25,000 each.
Celebrating art and exuberance in the Carmen Miranda and the Flamingogos collection, the range features two-foot high, intricately handcrafted chocolate and cake sculptures framed by pineapples, floral motifs, and tropical birds including toucans and flamingos. As an extension of the collection, chocolate fans can also devour a limited edition capsule of tiny chocolate garden birds nesting.
Individual Carmen Miranda eggs are valued at £25,000, with the entire collection across both the London and Brighton stores valued at £70,000. Customers are invited to purchase the eggs as seen, or for a more bespoke holiday treat, can work with the company's chocolatiers to create an Easter egg to their wildest specfications.
“Everything we do is made from chocolate, we use melted chocolate to stick chocolate pieces to other chocolate pieces," a Choccywoccydoodah spokesperson exclusively told Tempus. "Each detail is carefully hand crafted, from creating the egg to placing each handmade piece of chocolate fruit onto Carmen’s head piece. Each of our large bespoke Easter eggs take around 32 hours to complete and weigh in at a whopping 20kgs.
“Each bespoke creation presents its own challenges as we try and attempt things we have never done before. This year we found that it was all about balance. Ensuring the weight of Carmen’s headpiece was evenly distributed so that she can remain stable during transit and while on display in store.”
But this isn't the first time the brand has set the confectionary bar so high. Last year Choccywoccydoodah launched a luxurious range of eggs inspired by jewellery brand Fabergé. The ostentatiously creative collection was inspired by mythical creatures including unicorns and dragons, each decorated with opulent gold and red glitter inspired by the elegant colour palette synonymous with the luxury brand – and, like this year's collection, looked almost too good to eat.