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Chef builds kitchen of chocolate and sugar

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He has built a 20-foot-tall skyscraper of chocolate in New York, a 22-foot-tall chocolate Christmas tree in Hong Kong and a 1,250-pound chocolate cake on "The Martha Stewart Show."

And now chef Alain Roby's latest foray into extreme sweetness is a life-size chocolate kitchen in downtown Geneva.

Roby, 55, is a master pastry chef and Food Network regular who has concocted sweet creations for royalty and dignitaries around the world. Now, the French-born Roby is following his passion of constructing amazing works of chocolate and sugar in Geneva, where he and his family have lived for 10 years.

"I like breaking the records and crossing the lines," he said recently, as he worked on more chocolate molds at the display space at 507 S. Third St. "As you build something that has never been done, it pushes you to explore, to push the envelope."

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