Chocolate Sculptures on Display at the Food and Wine Festival “From Bean to the Bar” Experience

Greetings from the Epcot Food & Wine Festival Center!

Festival Center

Festival Center

Tucked in the waaaaaay back of the center is a small area hosted by Ghirardelli that’s dedicated to all things chocolate: From Bean to the Bar. This is a returning exhibit, but they’ve got all new surprises this year.

From the Bean to the Bar

From the Bean to the Bar

You can pick up packaged Ghirardelli goodies here, and get an education about the chocolate-making process. But today we’d like to show you something that’s easy to miss if you’re not on the lookout. There are some pretty amazing displays created by none other than Disney Pastry Chefs… and they’re made of CHOCOLATE!

Chocolate Sculpture Introduction

Chocolate Sculpture Introduction

Check out this gathering of many of our favorite Disney Villains created by the chefs at Disney’s BoardWalk.

Disney Villians chocolate sculpture

Disney Villians chocolate sculpture

Disney Villians chocolate sculpture

Disney Villians chocolate sculpture

Disney Villians chocolate sculpture

Disney Villians chocolate sculpture

The Contemporary Resort’s Bakery crafted a tribute to its neighbor in the Magic Kingdom: the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, complete with a gem-eyed Dopey!

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train chocolate sculpture

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train chocolate sculpture

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train chocolate sculpture

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train chocolate sculpture

Fittingly, the chefs at Hollywood Studios created a fun display featuring all the Toy Story characters we love.

Toy Story chocolate sculpture

Toy Story chocolate sculpture

Toy Story chocolate sculpture

Toy Story chocolate sculpture

Toy Story chocolate sculpture

Toy Story chocolate sculpture

And the team at Yacht & Beach Club contributed this stunning, “fire”-breathing Maleficent.

Maleficent chocolate sculpture

Maleficent chocolate sculpture

Maleficent chocolate sculpture

Maleficent chocolate sculpture

The Epcot Central Bakery surprised with an Avatar display, and the vivid colors are truly eye-catching.

Avatar chocolate sculpture

Avatar chocolate sculpture

Avatar chocolate sculpture

Avatar chocolate sculpture

The Grand Floridian Bakery team is famous for its annual display of Chocolate Easter Eggs, and they impress once again with this incredibly detailed scene depicting “Bears” from the Disney Nature films.

Bears chocolate sculpture

Bears chocolate sculpture

Bears chocolate sculpture

Bears chocolate sculpture

Much like the Grand Floridian Easter Eggs on display each spring and the larger-than-life Gingerbread creations that pop up in celebration of the holidays, these sculptures are another fun example chefs-as-artists. If you don’t have a chance to visit the Food and Wine Festival this year, we hope you enjoyed this chance to see these creations, too!

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Do you have a favorite chocolate sculpture? Please let us know with a comment!

Comments

  1. Essie says

    I enjoyed this article very much; I really appreciate seeing the chef’s artistic abilities. The photos were very good, also.

  2. says

    What’s interesting to me is that the pastry chefs can do this amazing chocolate sculpting for Food & Wine, but when you ask them to sculpt characters for a special-ordered cake at one of the parks or resorts, you’re told they aren’t allowed to for legal/intellectual property/licensing reasons (the answer varies, but it’s always no).

  3. Jenny says

    Thank you for sharing these amazing pieces of art. It shows how talented the Disney chefs are.

  4. Galloping Gourmand says

    I thought the one from Bears was the most impressive. The Maleficant was cool but I wanted to

  5. Kristina says

    There is something so unsettling on the avatar “thing”. It’s not disney…it already has a label on ownership, it’s James Cameron.

    Seeing it being stuck in like a sore thumb is so obvious that they are trying to make it be accepted. Makes me feel so disappointed with the direction of the company.

  6. Michael says

    I understand the ‘food as art’ thing, but it does seem kind of wasteful. The artists are obviously talented, but that chocolate could have been put to much better use unless for whatever reason it isn’t food-grade.

  7. CJ says

    The chefs artistry is incredible. These are fabulous pieces of art. I especially love the Villains and the Maleficent Dragon. I can’t wait to be in Orlando more often to experience these incredible treats that Florida residents get with Disney World in their back yard.

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