This is the new record-holder for the world’s largest chocolate sculpture: a 18,239-pound (8,273-kilogram, ~9-ton) model of the Mayan-built Kukulkan pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico. It beats the previous record holder by almost 4 tons, and was presumably made to celebrate the end of the world later this year.
Extensive planning and research set the groundwork to accurately capture the details and intricacies of an authentic Mayan temple down to the exact number of steps and panels representing numbers significant to the Mayan calendar. Built proportionally to the ancient temple’s true size, the solid chocolate pyramid is six feet tall and its base measures 10 feet by 10 feet – exactly one-thirtieth the size. The sculpture’s base alone weighs more than 3,000 pounds.