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A show-stopping showpiece

Posted on : 12 September 2018

Not only did the 2018 Callebaut Sydney Royal Chocolate Show reveal the high quality of the chocolate being produced in Australia, it also assured us the future of Australian chocolate is in safe hands.

Guided by the 2018 theme of ‘Spring’, 22-year-old, Hayley Waterhouse from Hamilton created a 20kg chocolate crane sculpture, leaving Sydney Royal judges gasping in awe. Chair of Judges, Jodie Van Der Velden labelled her Showpiece sculpture of the long-necked bird as “outstanding”, and deserving of a coveted Gold Medal.

“The theme of ‘spring’ was interpreted into a wide-range of artistic concepts including gardening, flowers and spring carnival fashion”, said Ms Van De Velden.

Speaking to the Newcastle Herald, Ms Waterhouse explained she was trying to steer away from what might be expected of the theme.

“Knowing a lot of people would be doing flowers, I wanted to do something out of the box about spring being a time of rebirth and animals,” said Ms Waterhouse.

A fourth-year apprentice at Euro Patisserie in Newcastle whilst also studying at Hamilton TAFE, Ms Waterhouse has proven the future of Australian Chocolate is not a dark (chocolate) one, but rather bright white (chocolate) and deliciously artistic.

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