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VIDEO: Belgique creates multi-coloured chocolate Easter egg masterpiece

PUBLISHED: 11:24 19 March 2015 | UPDATED: 11:24 19 March 2015

Tish and Igor Bekaert with their giant egg

Tish and Igor Bekaert with their giant egg

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It’s the average weight of a newborn baby – but this bundle of joy is made entirely out of chocolate.

Expert chocolatiers at Belgique in Cambridge Park, Wanstead, have put their skills to good use to create a beautiful multi-coloured Easter egg.

The Bekaert family, which owns the chain of patisseries, will be raffling off the 3.5kg treat to raise money for the Wanstead Playground Association.

The association was set up by a group of parents and aims to raise enough funds to transform the Christchurch Green playground by summer 2016.

Yesterday (Wednesday) the group announced it had hit its initial £14,000 target, and will launch a second phase of crowdfunding next week.

Ann Bekaert, whose husband Igor and daughter Tish built the egg – filled with 500 smaller ones – said the family wanted to do what they could for the community.

“A lot of our regulars are actually our mums, so we just wanted to give our support,” said Ann.

“At the same time, we will make a regular happy who wins the egg.

“Easter is always very, very special for us, so we can let our creativity run wild.”

Sarah Boud, chairwoman of the association, said: “It’s absolutely huge – I’m not aure sure what the winner is going to do with it – they will have to have a substantial family to get through all that chocolate.”

She said the family had got in touch and offered to raffle off an egg, but the association couldn’t believe it when they saw the creation.

“It’s incredible,” said mum-of-two Sarah. “It’s almost a shame to eat it.”

Tickets cost £2 and are available from Belgique.

The draw will take place on Wednesday, April 1, in time for Easter weekend.


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