How Bournville chocolatiers created this monster Cadbury World Easter egg

Check out the giant 3ft Easter egg from Cadbury - weighing the equivalent of 889 standard bars of Cadbury Dairy Milk!

Two Cadbury World chocolatiers have designed a monster Easter egg to celebrate the holiday.

Bournville chocolatiers Dawn Jenks and Donna Oluban spent three days crafting the chocolate colossus which stands at 3ft tall and weighs in at 40kg.

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The hand-crafted Easter egg, which depicts a spring scene including rabbits, a fox and an owl, is approximate in weight to 889 standard bars of Cadbury Dairy Milk.

It includes a beautiful Easter garden scene with cute bunnies and blossoms.

Cadbury World chocolatiers Dawn Jenks and Donna Oluban

How did Dawn and Donna create the giant egg?

The talented chocolatiers took 3 days to craft the egg, which stands at an impressive 3ft tall and weighs in at 40kg – the equivalent of 889 standard bars of Cadbury Dairy Milk.

They worked with solid milk chocolate to craft the detailed Easter scene, which sits inside, featuring an intricate array of flowers, blades of grass and hedges. Moulded pieces of chocolate were measured and cut by hand to create the cherry blossom trees, before being secured to the scene with melted milk chocolate.

The chocolatiers hand-crafted the owl, fox and two bunny rabbits in the scene by piping layers of liquid chocolate into the shape of the animal, before hand-piping the features and adding a layer of coloured cocoa butter onto the animal figures to create their distinctive coat colours.

Chocolate flowers and leaves were also carefully hand-piped directly onto the egg, adding the final flourish to the idyllic spring setting.

The Cadbury World Easter-themed chocolate creation for 2022

Can I see the giant Cadbury Easter egg in real life?

The egg-cellent masterpiece is on display in Cadbury World’s Chocolate Making zone for visitors to see throughout the Easter holidays, and until the end of April.

Guests to Cadbury World over Easter can also enjoy a brand-new live stage show, Freddo’s Easter Egg-Stravaganza, where the audience can watch the famous frog take on an egg-citing adventure as he attempts to complete the challenges set by the Caramel Bunny in order to receive a mystery prize.

What’s more, from Friday 15 to Monday 18 April, children will be able to embark on an Easter Egg trail through the attraction and enjoy an egg-stra special treat once complete at the end, as well as have the chance to win prizes in a creative Easter bonnet competition.

Cadbury World chocolatier Dawn Jenks moves the Easter-themed chocolate creation at Cadbury World in Birmingham

What else is happening at Cadbury World over the Easter holidays?

Elsewhere in the attraction, there’s plenty to explore and discover through a self-guided tour of Cadbury World’s chocolatey zones. Visitors can catch the talented chocolatiers in action and take a delicious taster for themselves in the Chocolate Making zone, before heading to the Have A Go zone to practice their piping skills and draw their name in chocolate.

Guests can also explore Cadbury’s history through the Aztec Jungle and Bull Street, before walking through time in Advertising Avenue to come face-to-face with the famous drumming gorilla.

No visit is complete without a stop at The World’s Biggest Cadbury Shop on-site – perfect for souvenirs or stocking up on your favourite Cadbury treats for the journey home.

Cadbury World chocolatier Donna Oluban places a chocolate daffodil to their Easter-themed chocolate creation at Cadbury World in Birmingham

Diane Mitchell, marketing manager at Cadbury World, commented: “Dawn and Donna are renowned for creating egg-cellent Easter chocolate creations, and they’ve definitely continued the tradition with this year’s masterpiece.

“We look forward to welcoming visitors to Cadbury World over Easter, and are very excited for all guests to see our cracking chocolate creation in-person!”

All entertainment is included within the standard ticket price. Pre-booking for Cadbury World this Easter is essential, for more information and to book tickets, please visit www.cadburyworld.co.uk.

Cadbury World chocolatier Donna Oluban places a chocolate daffodil to their Easter-themed chocolate creation at Cadbury World in Birmingham

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