Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 | 11:33 a.m.
What do you get when you mix 60 pounds of chocolate and 30 pounds of a sugar-icing mix with a little Halloween spirit?
In the hands of French pastry chef Jean-Philippe Maury, a 6-foot chocolate witch.
Maury, owner of Jean Philippe Patisserie in the Bellagio, recently unveiled his latest chocolate masterpiece, a 110-pound candy witch who holds a pumpkin and soars on a broom. Maury began designing the creation in June.
He’s no stranger to larger-than-life confections. His candy shop boasts the world’s largest chocolate fountain, a reportedly $1 million cascade of melted dark and milk chocolate, and Maury creates new chocolate showpieces every Christmas, Easter and Halloween. A second Jean Philippe Patisserie in the Aria sells chocolate high heels and features a display of oversized chocolate flowers.
The witch debuted earlier this month for Halloween. She will be on display through Nov. 2.