Sunday, 27 February 2011

big fat gypsy cakes.

for those of you who have been keeping up with channel 4's recent series of Big Fat Gypsy Weddings you'll have noticed that the bigger, the better. to complete the fairy tale wedding, the cake is almost as important as the over-the-top-20-stone dress.
most of the cakes are centered around classic disney films complete with the fairy tale castle, icing flowers and bows and edible glitter as well as the traditional bride and groom placed on top. it seems the bride's chosen colour is almost always pink and it isn't uncommon to dress the exterior further with trinkets such as fairy lights and feathers (most likely in the same colour). 
in the above photo, taken from episode 3, you'll see that in addition to the extravagant cake in the centre, there are roughly 15 cakes (probably more) surrounding it. even the skirts of the dolls' dresses are cake and i'm not exactly sure who is expected to consume all of this sponge?!  
‘They are willing to pay for that magical cake and the cost increases with the complexity of the design,’ says ruth daniel of Sweet Art Cakes in bristol. ‘lots of decorative piping, pillars and tiers creates the right look.’
cost: £1,000 (although the above cake make cost a few (a lot) more pennies)
xxx
Big Fat Gypsy Weddings are available to watch on 4oD
(quote source: daily mail)

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