Zokoko Exhibits at World Chocolate Masters

Chocolate is always a work of art for Zokoko’s Austrian-born Master Chocolatier and chocolate sculptor Gerhard Petzl.

Representing Zokoko at the 2012 World Chocolate Masters, Mr. Petzl presented his interpretation of the ‘Architecture of Taste’ theme with a 1.8m tall chocolate showpiece.

Weighing in at 85kg and taking over 500 hours to complete, the solid sculpture is made of layered dark and white chocolate and showcases Mr. Petzl’s range of artistic skill including platter layering, carving, moulding, piping, and air brushing and aging techniques.

Mr Petzl said, “The sculpture was inspired by the four elements – earth, air, water and fire. Every detail has been painstakingly constructed right down to the fire-breathing dragon perched on top of the piece.”

In addition to the chocolate sculpture, Mr. Petzl presented two hand-dipped and moulded truffle varieties and his interpretation of the traditional Black Forrest Cake.

Mr. Petzl was named as one of five finalists with the overall first prize awarded to Deniz Karacaz from Epicure Catering in Melbourne.

Zokoko's Master Chocolatier Gerhard Petzl with his award winning chocolate sculpture.