Tuesday, 11 April 2017

I Have Seen Pictures,

of some pretty impressive wedding cakes over the years,

 none as nice as ours of course, but the LeNovelle Cake, a family-run bakery in Jakarta, Indonesia, specialises in epic wedding cakes,

 from fairy-tale castles to glazed cathedrals and pagodas up to 7 meters tall and complete with detailed turrets, pillars and balconies, these guys can turn the most outlandish architectural design into a magnificent cake,

 the world-famous bakery was founded in 1993 as a neighbourhood cake business selling birthday cakes to friends and family, but it slowly grew and in 2004 it started selling wedding cakes under the LeNovelle Cake brand, 

 their designs have been getting more complex every year, and today they can have up to 24 people working 12 hours a day for over a month to complete just one of their sugar-coated masterpieces, 

but all is not as it seems, you will be disappointed to learn that these breathtaking castles are only partially edible, the most detailed elements are actually made from Styrofoam which is then coated with fondant icing and decorated with sugar paste flowers, so while the base itself and sometimes the upper tiers are completely edible, when it comes to the towers, arches or balconies, only the outside can be eaten, prices for LeNovelle Cake’s elaborate creations start at $5,000, but the most expensive one they’ve ever made was sold for $500,000, but it did have 100 diamond rings in the cake, Le Novelle Cake was founded by Susanti Sunardjie and Ricky Riyadi, and currently has branches in Jakarta and Bali.

No comments: