This weekend was the New York Chocolate Show. And the whole thing kicks off with famed Chocolate Fashion Show.
Think Project Runway meets Ace of Cakes- couture costumes made of cocoa.
In fact some the pastry chefs involved did team up with former Project Runway contestants and the work was amazing. With this year’s theme was superheroes, there was no shortage of creativity. I got the opportunity to participate with the team from ICE- Michelle Tampakis and Faith Drobbin- chose to “keep it real” with the superhero theme and dress me as Iron Man.
That’s me under all that chocolate!
All of my armor was crafted from dark and white chocolate, formed on felt pads and velcroed to my under armor tights. Even the helmet was made of chocolate. Check out the video below:
(Yes, there’s a shin guard missing. My chocolate helmet led me into the wall as I stepped on stage and lost a bit of the costume…)
I’m pretty sure I was the first person in history to march down the catwalk to Black Sabbath covered in chocolate.
more pictures to come…