PUBLISHED: 09:00 18 April 2014
This giant Fabergé-style eggs will be raffled for hospice charities
The chocolatiers at the Cockington Chocolate Company in Totnes have been spending the weeks leading up to Easter testing their skills to the limit with the creation of not one but two giant-sized, Fabergé-style eggs which will be auctioned off to raise money for two of Devon’s hospice charities.
These eggs - which weigh up to 10kg each - cannot be bought but will go to two lucky winners who buy a raffle ticket either from the Cockington Chocolate Company shop at 53A High Street, Totnes, or from the shops of the two beneficiary charities which are Rowcroft Hospice in Torquay and the Children’s Hospice South West in Fremington, North Devon.
The giant eggs, which were made in two halves using giant moulds and then sealed by heating the edges to melt the chocolate, stand at 74cm tall and are almost 50cm wide. The Fabergé-style decoration has been painstakingly hand-piped so this really has been a labour of love for all those involved. The first of the highly wrought (and highly prized) real Fabergé eggs was made as an Easter gift for the Empress Marie of Russia from her husband, Tsar Alexander, in 1883.
Buying a raffle ticket will give you a chance of winning one of these spectacular giant eggs but if you want to be sure of an Easter egg that you will have in time to give away - and would like one with a good Devon, rather than a Russian twist - then try the Cockington Chocolate Company’s normal-sized Vanilla & Clotted cream egg.