Your wedding day is going to be one of the most special days in your whole life and so you want everything to be perfect. The venue, dress, flowers will all have taken careful thought but what about selecting the right wedding cake?
A huge advantage of being rich and famous is having a unlimited budget when it comes to picking the best cake! The cake experts at Jackandbeyond.com recently analysed some of the most extravagant celebrity wedding cakes and estimated their prices.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
Take for example, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. It is thought that they spent a whopping £15,000 on their wedding cake. According to reports, their gigantic wedding cake was 18 feet tall and featured six tiers! The ivory tower design featured gold columns, windows, and a miniature chandelier. The cake suitably reflected their theme of a fairy tale wedding. Not content with using a knife to cut the cake, the couple chose to use a sword.
Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco
Next on the list is the elegant actress Grace Kelly and the Prince of Monaco. Their cake featured six tiers and proved fit for a princess. Although not exceedingly tall, the exquisite detailing of the cake made it a work of art. Experts believe it cost around £10,000.
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank
The wedding cake of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank is estimated to have cost £6,500. This 5-tier red velvet and chocolate cake, incorporated the rich colours of autumn into its design and featured a personalised touch with its delicate ivy design (a nod to Eugenie and Jack’s new home.) The hand-painted lettering and exquisite shaping of the bottom tier, made it the most expensive part of the wedding cake.Embed from Getty Images
Megan Markle and Prince Harry
The wedding of Megan Markle and Prince Harry caused a stir of interest. The couple choose not to conform to the general royal tradition of fruit cake. (A choice which was to be followed by Eugenie and Jack.) Their lemon elderflower wedding cake was covered in delicious buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers, giving the cake a unique rustic look. Jackandbeyond.com estimate that the cake cost almost £3,000.Embed from Getty Images
Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen
Also making the list was reality tv stars Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen. Their seven-tier white wedding cake was made up of five delightful types of sponge; champagne, red velvet, vanilla, pecan and maple, and salted caramel. Featuring embellishments of piped pearls, gold leaf and handmade sugar flowers their cake is estimated to have cost £3,500.
How can you get a spectacular wedding cake for less?
Bespoke cake consultant, Sophia Zimmer of Jackandbeyond.com, has the following advice for those who want a celebrity wedding cake but don’t have a similar budget.
More layers, More Money
“When it comes to wedding cakes, the taller the cake, the higher the price. Having double tiers or many layers will bring up the cost.
If you are worried that a smaller cake might not feed all your guests, you can get around this by ordering some additional cutting cakes of the same flavour. You can even go for individual cakes only and get a beautiful cake stand to display them.”
Frosting is your friend!
Thankfully, lightly frosted or “naked” cakes are growing trend and are generally more moderately priced than the equivalent covered in Sugar Paste or Marzipan.
Keep your cake simple
Adding handmade decorative elements to your cake will increase the cost. However, you can create beautiful looking cakes with a few simple touches. For example, using fresh flowers can add a stunning effect to your cake and can be matched to theme for the wedding.
Top tip: Find a good Wedding Cake Consultant who is willing to design a cake with you that matches your budget, looks great and is unique to you and your wedding.