Behind the Dream: Part III

Behind the Dream: Part III

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Behind the Dream: Part III


In Part III of our Behind the Dream series, you’ll find that inspiration comes from a lot of places. And when you are in Chicago, people often start with the Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park. The assignment given to a group of high school students was to recreate Cloud Gate in 3D art, using jelly beans. More than 120,000 beans later, and many hours of a labor of love, you can see the result.

Behind the Dream is based on a partnership between the Jelly Belly Candy Company and The French Pastry School at Kennedy-King College of City Colleges of Chicago as part of the For the Love of Chocolate Foundation event, which took place on February 25, 2012.

A part of the documentary is dedicated to “the making of the bean,” in which Chicago’s famed Cloud Gate sculpture was recreated in Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Chocolate Dips. The project benefits French Pastry School’s For the Love of Chocolate Scholarship Foundation, which raises money to provide scholarships to students in specialized pastry arts programs. Students from Chicago’s After School Matters’ Culinary Program assembled the sculpture.

In this part of the WebTV series, you’ll see preparations for the show–from setting up at the Merchandise Mart, to hair and make up for the chocolate fashion show, to talking with some of the starts of the pastry world.

It started with a dream, and it took just one jelly bean to get things really rolling . . .

See related article for more information about the project and pictures of the students at work!

See more about this event:

Partnership for the Love of Chocolate Foundation Gala

Students Recreate Chicago’s Bean in Jelly Belly Beans

After School Matters Working to Make a Difference in Chocolate


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