1. Wide of chocolate bunny inside Sandton City Shopping Centre, UPSOUND (English) "That is 3.014 tons."
2. Close-up chocolate bunny''s face
3. Wide officials signing the world record validation forms
4. Cutaway of people watching
5. Close tilt-down chocolate bunny
6. Close-up tape measure beside chocolate bunny
7. Low shot of bunny''s face
8. Event organiser Jason Frichol talking to media
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Jason Frichol, event organiser:
"So, we wanted to do it first in South Africa, talented people here. The sculptor who did this, the logistics, it took such a big team and we almost thought it was impossible, and you know when South Africans put their heads together with the passion, determination and on the wave of the World Cup 2010, it does me proud and does my heart warm."
A South African chocolate sculpting team on Friday was awaiting verification of whether they had broken the record for creating the world''s largest rabbit, made entirely out of chocolate.
The sculptured Easter bunny officially came in at 3.82 metres tall (12 feet, 5 inches) and weighed more than 3 tons.
The record attempt had yet to be verified by Guinness World Records, but event organisers were confident their effort would break the current record set in Sao Jose, Santa Catarina, Brazil on March 30, 2009.
That rabbit weighed 2.8 tons.
The South African sculpture was created by local artist Harry Johnson and took three days to complete.
"We have talented people here, the sculptor who did this, the logistics, it took such a big team and we almost thought it was impossible," said event organiser Jason Frichol.
He said the bunny builders were spurred on by a wave of passion and determination that has gripped South Africa in the lead up to the World Cup.
"It does me proud and does my heart warm," he added.
The chocolate rabbit is being stored inside a plastic housing structure which has a cooling system to keep the temperature of the rabbit at 18 degrees celsius (64.4 degrees fahrenheit).
The sculpture will be on display until March 27 before it will be broken up into bits and distributed to local orphanages in time for Easter.
Organisers say Guinness World Records will announce whether the record attempt has been successful in a few days.