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Scrumptious Chocolate Sculptures

Hakan Martensson Creates Confection Masterpieces

— November 16, 2011 — Lifestyle
People have been known to sculpt just about anything out of strange materials, so it shouldn't be surprising that Hakan Martensson's choice is medium chocolate. The only thing surprising about his deliciously detailed art is that he somehow manages to constrain himself from devouring every last piece of chocolate in sight.

Born and raised in Sweden, Hakan Martensson displayed an affinity for all things food related from an early age. During his cooking studies, Hakan Martensson found himself drawn to the art of chocolate making, which then turned into an art of sculpting. Since then, Hakan Martensson's scrumptious sculptures have been displayed around the world. He has even won a silver medal during the 2006 World Cup and a bronze medal at the 2008 Culinary Olympics.
Trend Themes
1. Delicious Confectionery Art - Opportunity for artisans to create visually stunning edible sculptures using various confectionery mediums.
2. Culinary Sculpting - Emerging trend in the culinary industry where professionals showcase their creativity by sculpting food into intricate masterpieces.
3. Edible Art Exhibitions - Growing trend of showcasing food as art through specialized exhibitions that focus on edible sculptures and installations.
Industry Implications
1. Food and Beverage - Opportunity for chocolatiers, pastry chefs, and confectionery businesses to explore the art of sculpting chocolate as a unique selling point.
2. Hospitality - Hotels and restaurants can offer immersive culinary experiences by incorporating edible sculptures as part of their menus or dessert displays.
3. Event Planning and Design - Opportunity for event planners and designers to incorporate edible sculptures as visually captivating centerpieces or installations in special events and occasions.
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