Getting the right wedding dress is probably one of the most pressing concerns for any bride-to-be. Everyone has a specific taste and is looking for something that captures their own uniqueness. Picking a cake is also another important decision that couples make; it has to be delicious but it has to be artfully crafted and pleasing to look at.
One artist knows exactly how difficult it is finding the perfect dress and cake, so he decided to hit two birds with one stone. Emma Jayne Morris designs cakes for a living and she is an absolute artist. Her designs are masterpieces and this recent one takes the cake (pun intended). She designed a cake that is the shape of an actual bridal gown!
Morris got her inspiration for the cake dress from Filipino fashion designer Mak Tumang’s ‘Angela’ gown. Under normal circumstances, replicating a designer’s work to sell on the market would certainly be illegal. However, Morris’ work definitely gets a pass seeing that it’s edible and probably won’t last very long.
If you have a sweet tooth as well as an eye for high couture fashion then this dress is made for you. Sadly, you can’t actually wear the dress because it is much heavier than it looks. First of all, the dress is 6 feet in length. Even more importantly, Morris used 132 pounds of fondant to create the dress as well as 110 pounds of modeling paste to add the flowers.
According to Morris, it took her a total of 10 days to make the dress and she actually built it (baked it?) right inside her home. Thankfully, her front doors were wide enough so that when she completed her work, she and a group of 6 other people were able to transport the dress from her home to the show.
The cake was exhibited at London’s Cake International which is a trade show that recognizes the most talented bakers and gives them a chance to showcase some of their sugary art. Morris states, “We were asked to choose a wedding dress designer and make a cake based on one of the wedding dresses. I was asked to make the only life-size wedding dress and chose Mak Tumang as his designs stopped me in my tracks. They are simply incredible.”
Designer Mak Tumang made a special appearance at the show and even posed for a photo with Morris and her beautiful gown. He looked pleased with Morris, and why shouldn’t he be? As they say: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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