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10 Amazing Wedding Cakes

10 Amazing Wedding Cakes

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.

The Most Expensive Wedding Cake

The Most Expensive Wedding Cake

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

The Biggest Wedding cake

The Biggest Wedding cake

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’

The Oldest Wedding Cake

The Oldest Wedding Cake

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  • Willis Museum in Basingstoke – the town where it was originally made

The Smallest Wedding Cake

The Smallest Wedding Cake

Cakes do not have to be huge to be enjoyed, as this little desert proved.

  • 1.25 cm tall
  • 90 grams in weight
  • Three tiers
  • 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

The Strangest Wedding Cake

The Strangest Wedding Cake

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

Charles and Diana's Wedding Cake

Charles and Diana's Wedding Cake

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

William and Kate's Wedding Cake

William and Kate's Wedding Cake

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

Giant Burger Cake

Giant Burger Cake

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

Vanity Cake

Vanity Cake

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

Zombie Cake

Zombie Cake

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!

 

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