Lake Elmo Inn has an annual Easter tradition of creating a gigantic chocolate egg as a decoration. This year, however, the egg will grow much bigger in size.
While Lake Elmo Inn’s pastry chef Joni Marty normally creates something in the 30 pound range, this year the egg will be a massive 100 pound version.
The egg is comprised of eight layers of white chocolate. Each half of the egg weighs about 40 pounds, and they were fused together with more chocolate. The outside is adorned with 240 chocolate flowers to really make it stand out.
Owner John Schiltz wanted the egg to be much larger than normal. "There aren't too many chefs or pastry chefs that do real ornate chocolate wear," says Schiltz.
The egg will be on display until April 23, after which it will be wrapped up and stored for next year.