Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Asia's 1st Life-sized Chocolate Race Car - WW



Ooh lala..... a race car! Did I mention it’s made entirely of chocolate? WOW!!

To celebrate the arrival of Formula 1 in Singapore, the Royal Plaza on Scotts (RP) is displaying Asia’s first-ever life-sized chocolate race car at its lobby from now until Sept 30.

This race car measures 4.7 metres long and 2 metres wide. It uses 90 kg of chocolate and 10 litres of food varnish to give the car its polished look. It took 8 chefs 7 days and 7 nights to make it.


It was launched in support of the Autism Children’s Centre and the Community Chest, Singapore (ComChest). The campaign is called “Ooh lala, Chocolah”.

You can buy a scale model of the large 90-kg car at $28 each at RP’s gourmet restaurant Carousel. $5 of each purchase will be donated to the Autism Children’s Centre.

The wheels are also made of chocolate!!

At the end of the campaign, the entire car will be auctioned off with proceeds going to ComChest.

Charity lucky draw tickets priced at S$5 each, are also on sale at RP. Besides donating, participants stand to win a stay at RP’s Executive Suite, a 16-gigabyte iPod Touch, as well as champagne brunch vouchers from Carousel in the lucky draw.

Weight of chocolate used
White chocolate 31 kg
Milk chocolate 45 kg
Dark chocolate 14 kg

Wheel Specifications
Tires - Dark chocolate blended with edible black powder
Wheel hub - White chocolate blended with edible silver powder

Cost of fabrication $25,000


This is not a sponsored post.

73 comments:

  1. wow...this is COOL car and from chocolate...hmmmmm...yummy :D

    My WW : in here Thanks

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  2. Picturing of life,
    Yes, entire car is made of yummy chocolate! I love chocolate! :)

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  3. Wow that looks great! On the otherhand Formula 1 cars are so fragile I suppose it would be cheaper to make them of chocolate!

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  4. jams,
    Cheap!? 1 kg of the chocolate costs $278! But I would love to crash my teeth into it. hehe...

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  5. Pretty cool huh? Another country did it also last year. Makes me drool!!

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  6. What a sweet idea! (pun intended)
    A very cool project benefiting a very worthy cause.
    And an amazing piece of edible art!
    How'd they keep it from melting under those lights?

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  7. napaboaniya,
    It's pretty but I won't want to eat the vanish too. :)

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  8. mojo,
    For a worthy cause, that's why I choose to spread the word and publish this.

    I don't know how they do it. Geez... I didn't ask. :P

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  9. That looks soooo yummy :) Happy WW ECL and thank you for stopping by!

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  10. Cool car...can I have a bite?? Hhehe..I love chocolates :)

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  11. I am seeing something like this for the first time. Noble cause!

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  12. My Bug Life,
    I love chocolates too. You can break off a little bit of the car. :P

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  13. Tigerfish,
    Yay, whole thing chocolate. Air-con mah... I didn't see any melting part leh. :)

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  14. Hi ECL, I like your chocolate car. That must have been a lot of work to make! I am wondering who all has sneaked a taste? :-)
    ..

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  15. This looks like a very edible car. And one can do one's part for charity too.

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  16. Enough to give me stomachache,ECL! haha And that is huge! I've never seen that huge of a chocolate before! LOL :D

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  17. put liddat hor, got alotta dust leh.. who's gonna eat it? hehehe...

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  18. omg! that's a yummy car! can i bite the bumper please?:D

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  19. Hi! This is a very delicious post! Moreover, an excuse to buy and eat more chocolate because proceeds will go to charity.Thanks for sharing!

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  20. It's so detailed. Great work of the chefs. Happy WW! :)

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  21. OK, that is TOTALLY incredible! I wouldn't have known it was made of chocolate if you hadn't told me.

    Suddenly, I'm very, very hungry :)

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  22. WOW! This chocolate car is going to last me for years!!! No nuts or raisins?

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  23. Whoa an edible race car! And it's going to be the 1st ever F1 night race... SG is where the actions are, eh?

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  24. COOL.. YUMMY TOO!please visit my entry here
    http://sweetprettynaughty.blogspot.com/2008/09/wordless-wednesday-15.html

    and
    http://memoryfilled.blogspot.com/2008/09/wordless-wednesday-2.html

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  25. u've highlighted another caused which I've made known to my kids! Thanks for helping w the education process ya? Unfornately my throat is still a tad too sore to take a bite off that racer. lol.

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  26. That's an awesome item for a great cause. Nothing can be more fitting.

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  27. that's a lot of chocolates..wonder if the one whom successfully bid it will eat it anot?

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  28. I bet we could set some track records if they let us start chomping at it.

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  29. I was just mildly interested until I read CHOCOLATE!! Everything stops for chocolate :)

    I'm going to do a "my blogging space" post later today. I should do a little work that I'm paid to do first :)

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  30. Wow ! I have to show this immediately to Mr. Gattino ! He is a fan of Formula 1 and Ferrari !! That's the only sport he is watching on TV. But then he is scotched to the screen ! He would never miss one, not even when he is dead !

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  31. Wow! What a creation! Thanks for sharing this.

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  32. Vrooom vrooom and YUM YUM! So nice la this car, I bet u guys are excited abt the F1 coming to Sing. We've seen ECL being a surgeon here, will we be seeing ECL being a race car driver next? ;)

    Happy Wed! :)

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  33. Hi...
    Nice post
    btw, would you like link exchange with me?
    Thanks

    The Success

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  34. I was never interested in race cars before, but suddenly I'm interested! Good thing I'm not in Singapore, I'd be chewing on the tires before the week is out! ;)

    Happy WW! My post is here. Hope you can stop by!

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  35. Should have read this before I went to Orchard today.. I was over at Far East Plaza and Tangs.. eh what happened to Metro at Far East?? Wah everything so different already :(

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  36. It's chocolate lovers' dream come true isn't it? But I don't think anyone would be in a hurry to eat it just yet. Wouldn't that go to waste then?

    Hmm... I would like to bite a chunk off that tyres!

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  37. Ooo, the first thing that I will do if I see the car, I will have a bite of the wheels.It just looks delicious!

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  38. Cool car:) Happy WW and thanks for stopping by.

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  39. oh my i dont know which bit i would eat first ... but right now im thinking the wheels!

    heres mine :)
    http://www.mummydiariesblog.com/2008/09/wordless-wednesday-tallest-and-smallest.html

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  40. Chocolatta!!!!
    Mmmm, I love this post.
    Chocolate is one of the hardest things to get right. You know, it's got to be the right temperature. If not, it just doesn't shine!

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  41. Sounds like a great birthday present for my son...but its just a bit pricey!! hahaha

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  42. WOW!! I've never wanted to eat a car before, but I sure do now, lol. This is FABULOUS, and a great cause behind it.

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  43. How neat is this! Great cause as well.

    Happy WW!

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  44. This car is making me drool...! What a great idea for publicity and charity....

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  45. Wow, what amazing detail!! I'd still eat it - sacrilege right?! Happy WW!

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  46. Hola ECL, dropped off both my ECs oredi for the day, have a good Thursday! :D

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  47. got here via a link from a friend's blog and i can't help but comment on the interesting posts you made here and i will definitely come back to read more. take care and GOD bless. :)

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  48. that was a great idea for the children foundation.

    Thank you eastcostlife for your greetings on my birthday!

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  49. wow! if i have that maybe i'll be able to finish that in one year.

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  50. Just dropping by with some good news, you've been awarded an award! Just drop over to my blog to pick it up, well done!
    Claire

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  51. That is one yummy F1 car!

    Have a nice day..
    Dropping by here :]

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  52. Oohhh lalaa I love that although it's very very bad for me coz I get tons of pimples.

    I wonder if I could get bite of that*wondering*

    Have a good day!

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  53. Haha.. that is amazing. A life size choc racing car!! So cool. Thanks for sharing this one! :)

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