3 Carving Contest and Chocolate Exhibition Under One Roof

Carving Contest and Chocolate Exhibition Under One Roof

Posted on September 9, 2011 by team


The all-Russia annual carving contest takes place in Moscow. If you want to see a lot of beautiful works of art and admire the proficiency of young Russian masters, then you definitely should visit it. Those who have a sweet tooth are also welcomed because besides the contest, you’ll be able to visit the exhibition of masterpieces made of chocolate, caramel and sugar held in the same building…

There are two schools of carving in Russia. One of them is taught by Svetlana (the woman on the right). She’s a real professional and a knife expert.

Alena (in the middle) is one of her best pupils. She handles knives so skillfully that can hit 10 of 10 in the bull’s eye with her eyes closed.

Alexander (on the left) is the golden hands of Russia. He handles knives no worse than Alena.

Before the beginning of the contest, everybody should prepare his working place…

Open the tool kit…

And put the tools on a clean napkin. The judges look carefully at the tools. If the napkin or at least one of the knives turn out to be dirty, the whole team will be disqualified.

Besides the tools, one should also prepare raw material.

So, the start is given. All contestants work alone. To work in couples is prohibited. Time is limited.

While contestants are busy creating a masterpiece, a judge can come to them and have a look at their work. Spectators and coaches are removed from the hall. The entrance is marked with a special line. If a coach crosses that line, the team is disqualified.

First of all, a contestant should peel the vegetables.

Pepper requires some special attention.

In order to give it a desired shape, different knives should be used.

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3 Responses to “Carving Contest and Chocolate Exhibition Under One Roof”

  1. OLUT says:

    I love this stuff, the talent is unbelievable, what these people can do.

    Some years ago I had a neighbour who made ice carvings and sculptures. It was so great to visit and see what he was making.

  2. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Wow.

  3. EngrishBob says:

    I’m a hobbyist confectioner, I can only watch these in awe.

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