Who doesn't love chocolate? The Mira's head pastry chef, Thomas Lui, is an especially big fan. Not so much eating it, as making art out of it. For Easter, the hotel's cocoa craftsman created more than 200 chocolate Easter art pieces in the form of eggs, rabbits and various cartoon-style characters. They are on display at the Miramar Shopping Centre until April 13. The most saliva-inducing and jaw-dropping of the sculptures are four 1-metre-high chocolate eggs along with 10 large cartoon masterpieces 31cm in height. Working with the material, though, does require some special tricks of the trade. 'It's all about timing,' chef Lui said. 'Once you learn how to manage the chocolate change from liquid to solid form, you know how to use chocolate. I treat chocolate as a friend. I know its texture and how to maximize its size when I create things with it. But Hong Kong's humidity will affect the texture and form of the art pieces. When I placed all these chocolate eggs and cartoon characters in the mall, I had to measure the weather and humidity to make sure they wouldn't melt or change shape.' In some ways, Lui sees himself as much as an artist as a chef. 'I do see myself more like an artist. I have an interest in art and I think it's inborn.' If merely looking at the artworks is too much for you, some of the items are available for purchase. The 31cm-high eggs containing 2,600g of chocolate will cost you HK$980.