5 of the Worlds Most Expensive Wedding Cakes
When planning a wedding there are many things that need to be done. Being one of the most important days to any couple, you will always be forgiven for wanting to make sure that everything is perfect. One of these elements will be the wedding cake, and while this may not be as important as some other factors, such as the venue or wedding party, it will still be wise to assign about 3 to 4 per cent of your wedding budget to it. If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, the wedding cakes listed below will get your juices going. Here are 5 of the most expensive wedding cakes ever made:
The Diamond Fruitcake – $1.7 million
It is amazing that only the fifth most expensive wedding cake ever is almost $2 million. This particular cake was make in Tokyo and comprised two different tiers and six sides. To bring the value of the cake up, 223 diamonds were added to the exterior of the cake. Naturally, this cake wasn’t served to the guests in a conventional manner, otherwise everyone would spend the rest of the evening picking precious stones out of their teeth.
Diamond Chocolate Cake – $5 million
This cake was made to honor Africa and was consequently created in the same shape as the continent. A dark chocolate cake, it had 2,000 diamonds encrusted into it, particularly around the southern tip and the perimeter.
Nahid Parsa Wedding Cake – $20 million
This cake was created by Nahid Parsa, a renowned cake designer based in Beverley Hills, California, with assistance from Mimi So, a fashion designer and jeweler in New York. It was first shown at the Luxury Brands Bridal Show in 2006, decorated from head to toe with diamonds
Pirates Fantasy – $35 million
Pirates Fantasy was created by the well known Sri Lankan chef Dimuthu Kumarasinghe. It was made in ten different layers, with each one showing off a different sapphire stone. The most expensive and luxurious of these is the King Sapphire. In addition to this it also had ten different types of jewelry adorned on it, including a bracelet, necklace, pendant, ring, tiepins, and cuff links. As you might expect of a cake made in that part of Asia, exotic ingredients were also included, such as almond cookies, cinnamon, walnut, lemon, pumpkin, and even baked cheese. It may not sound overly appealing, but I’m sure it tasted delicious – if it was ever eaten, that is.
Wedding Cake by ‘Cake’ – $52 million
‘Cake’ is a bakery in Chester, England, and is now known as the setting for the creation of the world most expensive wedding cake. Valued in the UK at £34 million, or $52 million, the cake came with eight tiers and was decorated using over 4,000 diamonds, weighing in at a total of over 2,000 carats. It was unveiled at Liverpool’s National Gay Wedding Show in March 2013.
As you can tell, these cakes don’t get their worth from their taste, size, or the way that they are made. Their value comes from the diamonds, jewels, and other adornments that are encrusted onto the external surface of the cake in order to make it sparkle and glitter. Naturally, these gems are always removed before the eating commences!