We have earlier told you about the $100,000 world's most expensive Easter egg, and now William Curley, a London based chocolatier is now the proud Guiness World Record holder for crafting the most expensive non-jeweled chocolate egg that ever got sold at an auction. Christened as the Golden Speckled Egg, the egg was auctioned as part of the Big Egg Hunt presented by Faberge, which is a tradition related to the Easter egg festival. This contemporary and stylish chocolate egg was bought by the technology investor Cyrus Vandrevala for $10,000.
The makers, William and Suzue Curley haven’t compromised on flavor of this egg, as they made it with the Amadei chocolate from the Chuao region of Venezuela, one of the world’s finest and famous chocolates. To handcraft this sweet monolith, seven of the top skilled chocolatiers at the William Curley’s Twickenham production kitchen took total of three days. Filled with the Curley favorites, the winner of gold awards from the Academy of Chocolate, including Japanese black vinegar, toasted sesame, muscovado caramel, rosemary and olive oil and juniper berry and cassis, this Golden Speckled Egg is also accented with edible gold leaf.
In the Faberge Big Egg Hunt, over 200 gracefully printed and artistically decorated egg sculptures created by architects, jewelers, artists and leading designers were hidden all over central London. All of these two and a half foot eggs were hidden around in 12 Egg Zones, encouraging the whole of London to participate in the Big Egg Hunt, which hopes to raise over $3.17 million for the famous charities, Action for Children and Elephant Family. Egg-hunters had to register their find via a text message stating a unique keyword for every egg, thus entering a competition for the chance to win an incredible ‘Faberge Diamond Jubilee Egg’. Further, all the eggs are for sale and will be auctioned at grand online auction and at a live event held by Sotheby’s.