Shirley Sengstock spent more than three hours building her creation from chocolate.
Shirley Sengstock spent more than three hours building her creation from chocolate. Megan Pope

Chocolate farm on display

IT TOOK Fraser Coast chocolatier Shirley Sengstock more than three hours to create her latest chocolate showpiece for the 2012 Maryborough Heritage CraftFest.

The intricately delicious farm-scape, which is made entirely out of white and dark chocolate, was handcrafted to correspond with this year's theme - the Year of the Farmer.

"There are farmers in the garden, as well as a chicken, a cow and beehives," Mrs Sengstock said.

"There is also a vegetable garden and I've even made some fake carrots just for the display.

"It's all part of this year's theme."

Visitors from across the region are expected to visit the Heritage City over the next few days for the craft-filled event.

Stall-holders will put their best and brightest hand-made creations on show and there will be a wide range and variety of crafts displayed, from fine needlework and bobbin lace to woodturning and sculpting.

The three-day event will open at Maryborough's City Hall today until Saturday, from 9am to 4pm.

Entry is $3.

All profits from the door and canteen will be donated to local charities.



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