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World Cup victory will surely be sweet

A chocolate replica of the World Cup soccer trophy, made by Steveston baker Dominique Jarry, is on display at Buck and Ear Bar and Grill.  - Dominique Jarry
A chocolate replica of the World Cup soccer trophy, made by Steveston baker Dominique Jarry, is on display at Buck and Ear Bar and Grill.
— image credit: Dominique Jarry

Winning the World Cup would be sweet for any soccer-loving nation.

But how about eating it?

Thanks to the skillful hands of Steveston baker Dominique Jarry, locals will get a chance to do just that to a 17-pound chocolate replica of the coveted trophy that will be hoisted by the winning country following the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil.

The sweet creation is roughly the same size as the real thing, and is currently on display at the Buck and Ear Bar and Grill in Steveston, where it will remain until the last few days of the month-long soccer tournament, which commences June 12.

It took a week to make, with the figurine carved out of white chocolate, a globe and base made of high-quality 70 per cent dark chococlate, and the countries fashioned from milk chocolate.

On the day of the championship game, on Sunday, July 13, Richmond’s own man-in-motion, Rick Hansen, will appear at the ANAF pub at Chatham and No. 1 Road, where the trophy will be shared by those in attendance.

In the meantime, many of Steveston’s shops will be transformed, with shopkeepers adopting a nation to support for the 32-team event.

For more information on World Cup Steveston, see worldcupsteveston.com/

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