Here is the ultimate wedding cake story, dating from 2008 – the bride who had a life size wedding cake made as a copy of herself . . .
The following story is from The Daily Mail:
For one bride, her perfect wedding had to have that extra layer. So American Chidi Ogbuta had a life-size wedding cake made in her own image. Standing over 5ft tall, the spectacular cake, made up of butterscotch and polymer clay, was an exact replica of the bride in her wedding dress.
The six-layered masterpiece was a dream come true for the Texan, and took pride of place when she renewed her vows to her husband of ten years, Innocent. "Growing up I have always wanted a doll made in my likeness," explained Chidi, 35-year-old mother of four. "So, when we started planning for our church wedding I told my husband that I wanted a unique, personalised wedding - a wedding where my dream will come true.
"I told Innocent that I wanted a life-size cake made in my resemblance - as I would look on my wedding day. He gave his consent without reservations."
Initially Chidi wanted giant cakes made of both her and Innocent, 35, but the bakers, 'Absolutely Edible Cakes', didn't have enough time before the big day. It took five weeks to make the cake of Chidi - with the cake itself butterscotch and the body, head and arms made from polymer clay - after she supplied them with photographs of herself wearing the dress. Given its size, there was plenty to go round the guests at the ceremony last September. "We had over 500 guests and even after we had dished it out there was still plenty left," recalls Chidi. "We brought the rest of it home and a week later it was all gone."
If you thought that odd, then consider also the 2006 story of Ukrainian pastry chef Valentyn Shtefano, who surprised his fiancée by making her wedding dress. Surprised not because he made it but because of what he made it from – flour, eggs, sugar and caramel.
The dress was made of 1,500 cream puffs and took him two months to make. The bride’s crown, bouquet and necklace were made from caramelized sugar.
"At first, it was even a little embarrassing," Viktoriya Shtefano said of the dress she wore to the couple's reception in August at Uzhhorod's 1,200-year-old castle. "Cameras, interviews, but after a couple of hours, I didn't even want to take it off."
My question is: Do you find it difficult to tell the bride from an Adriano Zumbo crockenbush? . . .