Moscow confectioners build life-size chocolate Messi for his birthday

An employee of Altufyevo Confectionery finishes the preparation of a life-size chocolate sculpture of Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi to top a cake for the celebration of his upcoming birthday in Moscow, a host city for the World Cup, Russia June 23, 2018. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

MOSCOW (Reuters) – When Moscow confectioners found out Lionel Messi would be celebrating his birthday during the World Cup, they decided he needed a gift that measured up – a life-size chocolate sculpture in his likeness. A team of five workers at Moscow’s Altufyevo Confectionery worked for nearly a week to carve the sculpture in […]

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