Did you ever as a kid like a celeb so much that you wrote to them in the slight hope that they saw it and knew you existed (or even better, wrote back)? What about going a step further, and sending them something you thought was really cute and heartfelt at the time, but looking back was actually quite gross and stalker-like (sorry, Shakira)?
What about having merchandise and constant reminders of your celeb crush everywhere? I feel like a celeb who is often subject to that is Kim Kardashian. She is just about everywhere. It’s not a bad thing, really, but it just feels like there’s nowhere you won’t find her. You can even get a manicure with a miniature Kimmy K twerking, in lingerie. Who doesn’t want that?
While it’s not the first celeb-inspired food, someone has gone and made a lifesize cake of Kim Kardashian, cake and all (cake here referring to her often-described, plump derriere). The sweet treat itself isn’t just any old cake either. Much like the fashion-forward glamour puss, the cake is adorned with £1.2 million’s ($1.66 million) worth of diamonds.
The curator of this bad boy thinks it’s no big deal. Debbie Wingham is a cake connoisseur that regularly deals with extravagant orders like this. She is behind some of the world’s most expensive cakes, and she was contacted by a customer who saw her last project – a life-sized Arabian bride cake – and requested a cake shaped like the reality TV star.
The cake, which is almost the same height as Debbie, was made as a surprise to the client’s husband. The cake took 10 days to craft, and features 15 kilograms worth of Massa Ticino fondant, 85 boxes of rice crispy cereal, and over 30,000 baby marshmallows.
Over six kilograms of modelling chocolate was used to sculpt the arms, face and chest, with the dessert topped off with edible colour dust. You would not be wrong in assuming it took a damn long time. Maybe even longer than it takes the real Kim to get ready. This cake is ridiculous. The face alone wouldn’t go amiss in a James Bond film.
Debbie got to do a bit of experimenting too, using a 3D printer for the first time to create a template for Kim’s face. The mould was then covered in chocolate and sculpted to look like the brunette beauty.
It wouldn’t be Kim Kardashian West if it didn’t have the ‘cake’ to match.
To finish and bling it up, 862 brilliant-cut Cartier diamonds totalling 19.80 carats, emeralds and onyx were used on a necklace placed on the cake along with a six-carat diamond and emerald bracelet. For anyone not familiar with such extravagant jewellery, the cake bling is worth in excess of £1.2 million. This cake Kim is richer than I’ll ever be, and it’s only going to live for a week or so. I hate my life.