A wedding dress made out of cake
Two of the most important things on a bride-to-be's wedding to-do list, along with the car, have got to be the dress and the cake.
Two of the most important things on a bride-to-be’s wedding to-do list, along with the car, have got to be the dress and the cake. Well, now she can kill two birds with one stone by having a cake in the shape of a life-sized wedding dress or a life-sized wedding dress made out of cake! (Depending on which way you look at it!)
The six-foot wedding cake was designed by six-year-old Hannah Millington-Day for a wedding show and made by her mother Donna, 36, who runs the Fairytale Cake Company in Wombourne, Staffordshire along with her husband Myles. The cake took a whole week to make and was displayed at the National Wedding Show at the NEC in Birmingham.
Hannah based her design on her mother’s own wedding dress, which is made of satin, lace and pearls, embroidered with simple yet intricate features such as roses and drapes. A pearl lustre was used to create a satin finish on the cake, and every swirl was piped by hand. Although not an exact replica, many of the dress’s details were used to inspire Hannah’s cake design, such as the corset and the styling on the side. Donna said of her daughter’s idea: “We wanted to do something a bit different for the wedding show and Hannah was going through my old wedding photos when she suggested we recreate my dress.”
The 17-tier cake, which can feed up to 2,000 guests, is decorated with 22kg of sugar paste icing, 2lbs of royal icing and hundreds of sugar pearls. It also contains a colossal 224 free-range eggs, 28lb of flour, 28lb of caster sugar and 28lb of butter. It has a base spanning 30 inches, and is so big and heavy, that Donna has had to have a trolley custom-made just to transport it around on.
Although the cake is not for sale, Donna says it would be priced at £6,000. It’s going to become the centrepiece of the cake shop’s window display, and no doubt the huge edible dress will attract a lot of attention.