- Classically trained artist Sarah Hardy, launched The Edible Museum, her business after making wax-work figures for the museum sector.
- The idea for the award-winning business grew from a request to make a white chocolate vertebrae for Barts Pathology Museum in London. Similar commissions followed for chocolate body parts from Harvard University and UCL, University College London.
- Now consumers can purchase from this ghoulish range of hand-painted chocolates. What would your Valentine fancy? An internal organ or a fossil? How about the endangered natter-jack toad, a romantic gesture which will also donate to the Wildlife Trust. Or why not add a life-like chocolate finger to spice up your Valentine’s proposal?
These chocolates are not for the faint-hearted but they have attracted the attention of leading universities, Hamleys, scores of archaeologists, naturalists and celebrities looking for show-stopping celebration gifts.
As one client stated: “Think carefully before giving this (heart) as a romantic gift. Some people may feel that they should be shocked by a realistic piece of human internals in chocolate. For the right recipient, however, this is a uniquely entertaining gift, and will be received with surprise and joy.”
Sarah Hardy’s extraordinary talent has inspired crowd-funders to hit her target and take her business from the kitchen table to a specialised studio which has the perfectly maintained temperature to sculpt the chocolate.
Said Hardy, “We successfully raised £10,630 of the £10,000 target with 116 supporters in 35 days! Thank you so much to all our funders. We have built a studio for The Edible Museum’s sweet alchemy and supporters can come along to the website and see what we are up to.”
Hardy is confident a gift from her Edible Museum shop will make this Valentine’s Day one never to forget.