This intricate, lacy wedding dress would make any bride feel beautiful on her big day, but surprisingly, it isn’t meant to be worn. That’s because it’s really a masterfully executed cake, and all the pretty frills and ruffles are actually white icing. But it’s so convincing, you can barely tell that it’s not real, even in close-up photographs.
The remarkable dessert was created by award-winning cake sculptor Sylvia Elba, in collaboration with artist Ilinka Rnic, and Fun N Funky Cakes founder Yvette Marner. It took the talented trio over 300 hours to complete, but in the end, they all agreed that the 70-kg heavy, 170-cm tall hyperrealistic cake-dress was totally worth it. They’re now calling it the world’s first “Weddible Dress”.
The cake will be showcased during the Cake International Show, in London, which is due to take place on the 16th and 17th April. According to the event website, Elba was asked to “produce an exhibit based purely on wafer paper to showcase how versatile it can be.” So she came up with the idea of designing a cake that would be a “one of a kind life-size edible wedding dress around a mannequin, aiming to capture the essence of the forthcoming wedding season and produce a ‘wow factor.’”
“The life size edible dress, plus accessories will be made out of fondant, cake lace, and wafer paper which will be ‘sewn’ and fabricated with Fabriliquid,” the website added. “To make the ruffles for the dress, they will use approximately 12,000 sheets of wafer paper, 10 bottles of Fabriliquid, 30 to 35 kg of fondant and 3kg of cake lace.” It obviously can’t be worn, but it’s good enough to feed plenty of wedding guests. If you can bring yourself to cut it, that is.
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