‘Extreme Chocolate Makers at Easter’ airs today (Sunday April 21) at 6.30pm. The broadcaster said: ‘There are eggs and bunnies galore – as well as struggles, late nights and breakages – as chocolatiers from around the UK deliver over 100 kilos of Easter-related chocolate heaven.’
This one-off introductory show is followed by a 10-part series entitled ‘Extreme Chocolate Makers’ which airs daily at 5.30pm. Episode one on Monday (April 22) features chocolatier Ashley McCarthy making a rotating chocolate glitter ball with edible dancers for a charity event.
In episode two on Tuesday (April 23) chocolatier Evelyn Day makes a metre-high white chocolate castle and fellow chocolatier Laura Miller makes a pristine chocolate head for a mental awareness campaign, then cuts out a section to reveal the brain.
In episode three on Wednesday (April 24), Ashley creates a chocolate record player complete with a rotating turntable, and Evelyn creates a chocolate sculpture for The Wedding Awards.
Other projects undertaken in the series include a 3D chocolate map of Croatia commissioned by the Croatian Embassy, a chocolate replica of Big Ben, a chocolate version of a rare dung beetle, a chocolate sensory garden for a hospice, and a two-foot tall mermaid – complete with chocolate tentacles and a tattooed torso – for a tattoo parlour’s first birthday party.