Last week, The Bride Show at Dubai World Trade Center revealed a million dollar wedding cake in the shape of an Arab bride.
Celebrity cake artist Debbie Wingham, who launched the world’s most expensive edible shoes last November at Raffles Dubai, returned to the five-star hotel to create and reveal the million dollar wedding cake, which has been modelled on a traditional Arabic bride.
The six-foot tall cake is encrusted with five two-carat white diamonds priced at $200,000 each (Dhs,734,600). It’s sculpted from rice crispy treats and modelling chocolate, and boasts an additional 20kg of Belgium chocolate, 1,000 eggs, 5,000 hand-crafted flowers with polished edible pearls and 50kg of cake fondant, which stretches over a mile if unravelled.
“Diamonds have become the material of choice and I’m constantly look at featuring them in a more inventive way,” says designer and baker Debbie Wingham. “Since I launched the red diamond Abaya a few years ago at Raffles Dubai, I have been a big fan of the Arabian culture and wanted to incorporate it in the design of the wedding cake. Raffles pastry chefs have always been extremely creative with their afternoon tea collection, that it was a natural synergy for us to work together on this project - a marriage made in heaven”.