April 25, 2017
An impressive wedding cake is a must for a bride and groom who want to draw all eyes to the moment that they ceremoniously cut the bake together as man and wife. Wedding cakes which takes up to a month to make and cost £400,000′
And these lavish fairytale-inspired creations, which stand up to seven-metres tall, would certainly give the wedding guests something to talk about – if your budget could stretch to one.
Edible fairytale castles, a nine-tiered Japanese pagoda and an intricately decorated cathedral are just some of the outlandish wedding cakes baked by family-run Le Novelle Cake in Indonesia.
This cathedral wedding cake has been decorated with hundreds of delicate sugar flowers, some of which have been brushed with silver and gold. Adorning the outside are golden cherubs. One of these cakes takes about a month to make
But these epic creations don’t come cheap. Prices start at £4,000 – and go up to more than £400,000.
The most expensive cake the company has ever made featured 100 diamond rings and cost more than £400,000.
Tiffany Riyadi, whose mum Susanti Sunardjie founded the business with her husband Ricky Riyadi, said each cake usually takes one month to complete, with the most complicated one to date taking more than 9,000 hours to finish.
Usually we need two trucks to carry a structural cake. Otherwise they won’t fit through a normal car door.
This extravagant cake is an epic castle, and looks like it came straight out of Cinderella as the scene even features the fictional princess’ famous glass carriage at the foot of stairs. The whole thing has been made out of edible fondant icing and sugar
‘We will then have a team of staff to repair any damage during transportation, assemble the cake and sugar flowers and do the finishing touches.
‘The largest of our cakes required five trucks and eight man hours to assemble.’
The castle cakes are made with Styrofoam that is then covered with fondant icing and decorated with sugar paste flowers – making the outside entirely edible.ib
Tiffany works with her sister Miyo Minaki, her brother Dion Riyadi and his wide Ling-Ling Riyadi at the company’s two branches in Jakarta and Bali, making it a truly family-run operation.
Bakery founder Susanti Sunardje (right) with her husband Ricky Riyadi (left) and her daughter Tiffany Riyadi (centre) in front of one of their incredible cakes
Up to 15 people will be decorating a cake at any one time.
Tiffany added: ‘We have been in the cake business since 1993 but it was under a different name back then.
‘It all started as a neighbourhood cake business selling birthday cakes to friends and relatives. The business grew and in 2004 we started making wedding cakes under the name Le Novelle Cake.
‘Most of our clients are truly astonished and happy. The photos do not show the true scale and enormity of the cake themselves. Lots of our clients are surprised at how large they are.
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