Bride and groom aside, the cake is the star attraction of any wedding. As it is your big day, you can choose any type of cake you want and make it as strange or extravagant as you want – just as the couples who chose these 10 amazing wedding cakes did.
How much would you be willing to pay for a cake?
Six tiers high
One-and-a-half metres tall
Decorated with more than 2,000 diamonds – the equivalent of 2,046 carats
Worth £32.4 million
A lot of guest’s means a lot of cake to go around.
6.818 tonnes (15,032 lbs)
Seven tiers, which took two forklifts to raise
Enough cake to feed 59,000 people
Created by 57 chefs and ‘pastry artisans’
Most wedding cakes barely survive the big day. This one, however, lasted well past its use-by date.
Fruit cake, said still to be moist
Made in 1898 during the reign of Queen Victoria
Still in one piece despite WWII bomb blast
Willis Museum in Basingstoke – the town where it was originally made
Cakes do not have to be huge to be enjoyed, as this little desert proved.
1.25 cm tall
90 grams in weight
Created for the wedding of two nano particle scientists
An electron microscope allowed the cake to be cut into enough pieces to serve 780 guests
As long as you like your wedding cake, it really matters not what anyone else thinks.
Star Wars themed dead Tauntaun cake
The cake was created by Courtney Clark from Cake Nouveau of Food Network Challenge
Designed to recreate a scene from The Empire Strikes Back
The most famous tying of the knot in the last half-century demanded an amazing cake.
27 different wedding cakes were used at the reception
The official cake was supplied by the Naval Armed Forces, taking 14 weeks to complete
Two identical official cakes were made in case one was damaged
The couple’s other wedding cake was created by SG Sender
The wedding of the century and a cake fit for a future king.
Eight-tier high fruit cake
Created by Fiona Cairns taking over nine weeks to complete
Decorated with over 900 sugar-paste flowers
In 2013, a slice of the cake sold at auction for £2,597
Fast food fans Tom and Kerry Watts wanted to do something different for their wedding and came up with this.
19 kg (42 lbs.) cheeseburger
The bun alone weighed 5 kg
Half a metre wide
Weighing the equivalent of 100 quarter pounders
Made by American restaurant chain Zaks
A cake might not be able to outshine the bride, but it can certainly try.
Life-size replica of the bride, Chida Ogbuta
Featuring a custom-moulded head
The cake took one week to consume
If you are a fan of zombie movies, why not show it in your wedding cake.
Two tier cake
Made by the Bleeding Heart Bakery in Chicago
Detailed with severed limbs and heads, blood splattered lawnmower and a chainsaw!