Chicago hockey fans, proud residents of the city, and Chefs of The French Pastry School are united in celebration of their victorious Chicago Blackhawks, winners of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals. To commemorate the grand occasion, Chefs Jacquy Pfeiffer and SÃ©bastien Canonne, M.O.F., co-founders of The French Pastry School, created a replica of the Stanley Cup – entirely out of chocolate – for the City of Chicago.
It was the Blackhawks’ first Stanley Cup Championship in nearly 50 years.
The actual Stanley Cup is made of silver and nickel alloy, is about three feet tall and weighs approximately 35 pounds. The French Pastry School sculpture, made out of pure Cacao Barry chocolate couverture and colored cocoa butter, is 6 feet tall and weighs nearly 50 pounds – this includes the cup itself, the base, a hockey stick on top, and a giant hockey puck featuring the Blackhawks logo. As with the real cup, the chocolate reproduction includes the names of the players and coaches engraved on the side.
The sculpture took the chefs more than 150 hours to complete and included the collaboration of other Chef Instructors at The French Pastry School such as Master Cake Artist Mark Seaman and Pastry Chef Instructor Joshua Johnson. The chocolate Cup is being delivered to the city for display following the Blackhawks victory.
The chefs are shown here with their chocolate trophy, which was still a work in progress at that point.