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2007 - The Chocolate Woman - Galileo - PRO7, Germany

August 24th, 2007 • Permanent Link

German television station PRO7 presented Gerhard with an exciting challenge when they requested that he carve a life-size woman from a massive block of chocolate within 48 hours – in front of rolling cameras. The producers asked – is it doable? Gerhard took the challenge on and got to work …

Model and Plans:

Block Production:

Carving:

Details:

Behind the Scenes:

The Next Day:

Finally the movie on ‘Galileo’ was with the project ‘Chocolate woman’ the most seen Clip of the year, the producer told Gerhard.

Weight:
180 kg (397 lbs.) of couverture
(160 kg. white chocolate, 20 kg. of dark chocolate, all from the craftsman chocolate maker Callebaut)

Size:
1.82 m (ca. 6 ft.)

Preparation time:
18 hrs. (general prep., including drawing plans)

Block preparation time:
5 hrs.

Carving time:
22 hrs.