In a fabulous feat of wedding confectionery, U.K. cake sculptors Sylvia Elba and Yvette Marner and artist Ilinka Rnic created an edible wedding dress made entirely of cake! The Knot spoke with Cake International and got all the details on the bridal-inspired creation.
The stunning “Weddible Dress” stands over 5’6″ tall (170 cm) and was created by Elba for Cake International, a sugarcraft, baking and cake decorating event being held in London this weekend.
At first glance the life-size wedding dress cake looks fresh off the rack with its delicate lace details, ruched waist, and fine edible beadwork. But there’s no stepping into this bridal gown! It’s cleverly crafted entirely of yummy cake decorating materials. By utilizing items like wafer paper and innovative cake decorating processes, the three award-winning professionals were able to replicate the real thing in incredible detail.
Recreating a beautiful fitted bodice the trio of cake designers and sculptors utilized over 75 pounds of sculpting fondant and over 6 ½ pounds of cake lace. The enormous, plush skirt was made with approximately 2,000 sheets of wafer paper, with each one being “sewn” to the dress with Elba’s creation called Fabriliquid.
In total, the wedding dress cake took over 400 hours to complete. Upon its final weigh in the cake clocked in at over 165 pounds! The wedding dress cake is primarily made from fondant, wafer paper and Fabriliquid, so if you did take a bite, you’d get a sugary crunch, with the Fabriliquid being vanilla flavored, Cake International confirms to The Knot.
“The Weddible Dress” exhibit including Elba, Marner and Rnic’s life-size wedding dress cake, and hundreds of other detailed displays can be viewed up close at Alexandra Palace in London April 16 and 17.