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A super-sweet salute

It has taken more than two months to complete, but its finish is oh, so sweet. In the window of Schakolad Chocolate Factory at 401 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg sits a confectioner's delight: a chocolate replica of the Pier. It's the creation of shop employee Chelsey Cash, 29, who completed the inverted pyramid display, which includes turquoise gummy sharks in the white and milk chocolate waves. Upon completion Wednesday afternoon, Cash said she has been working on the display since mid June. What was her inspiration for the chocolate delight? "I saw a Pier made of Peeps earlier this year," she said. "I wanted to do something that was local and would be very recognizable." And what does she think about the Pier's probable demise? "I love the Pier. I just hope that whatever they decide to put in its place is just as good as what's there now." The replica will remain on display through September "unless city officials want to display it somewhere else for one of their meetings," she said. That's right, city officials are smitten with the replica as well.

Times staff writer

A super-sweet salute 08/28/10 [Last modified: Friday, August 27, 2010 6:04pm]
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