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These fairy tale wedding cakes require lorries to be transported

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24th Apr 2017

Prices start at £4,000 but one cake encrusted with 100 diamond ring was priced at more than £400,000


We all want an impressive wedding cake, one that draws all eyes to the moment that they ceremoniously cut the cake together as man and wife.

These luxurious creations stand up to seven-metres tall and would certainly give the wedding guests something to talk about but that all depends on your budget.

These epic creations don't come cheap, prices start at £4,000 - and go up to more than £400,000!

Edible fairytale castles, a nine-tiered Japanese pagoda and an intricately decorated cathedral are just some of the fascinating wedding cakes created by family-run Le Novelle Cake in Indonesia.

The iconic Cinderella castle was the model for many of the cakes, and more recently Elsa's castle in Frozen was another source of inspiration.

The most expensive cake the company has ever made featured 100 diamond rings and cost more than £400,000.

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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.

She said: 'We have to transport the cakes in parts. 'Usually we need two trucks to carry a structural cake. Otherwise they won't fit through a normal car door.'

'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.

The team can create a 100 per cent edible castle cake but are yet to receive an order for one due to the amount of cake that would have to be eaten and the hefty price tag it would come with.

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.

Up to 15 people will be decorating a cake at any one time.

Tiffany added: ''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.

'Their reactions make us very proud. I love how we can make a work of art that wows people and make their wedding day even more special.'

This story first appeared on Mail Online


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