Sometimes, it’s not always about the dress when you attend a wedding. From the many weddings I’ve been to, I’ve often analysed the wedding cake (or cakes) on offer. Often, the cakes contain tiers upon tiers of different flavoured sponge cake, and some cake creations can be equally as showstopping as the dress.
This particular wedding cake, created by London-based Reshimi Bennett, is so beautiful and extravagant that it’s almost too stunning to eat. Bennett slaves over these cakes, with each one taking over three days to make. You’ve got to get in line, however, because she only makes one of these delectable cakes per month. According to her website, the cake itself contains: “Layers of chocolate and vanilla sponges and frosted and glazed with our signature silken vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream and chocolate glaze.”
Once the cake structure is set, she covers the cake in a pastel-coloured buttercream. Then, the decoration is added. Bennett told Delish that: “Instead of limiting the toppings to profiteroles and macarons like a traditional croquembouche cake. I thought having a whole smorgasbord of desserts would be much more of a feast for the eyes — and the belly.”
Bennett doesn’t hold back. The cake contains: “a whole host of delicious desserts – sprinkle glazed choux buns and eclairs, baked buttermilk doughnuts, assorted macarons, Ferrero Rocher and ‘soft-serve’ buttercream cones, piped buttercream flowers, chocolate pearls and candied popcorn with subtle silver lustre and sparkle.” The cake itself is the size of a small child, standing at three feet tall.
One of these cakes will set you back £1,200 ($1,480) and will serve 80 people. Can I just eat this by myself? I’ve got a free weekend after all. Who needs a wedding when you’ve got stamina and the desire to eat a cake designed for 80 people?