The Most Extravagant Custom Wedding Cakes Ever Ordered

There’s always cake at the heart of every good celebration, and while most of us may make one ourselves or buy one at the supermarket, there are certain people out there who go above and beyond. In fact, some of the world’s wealthiest people are willing to pay more for a cake than the ordinary Joe would ever make in a lifetime. These cakes are huge and extravagant, strack tiered and with expensive decorations. There’s something for everyone in the cake world, from cakes fashioned like Wrigley Field to chicken biryani — as long as you have the bucks to back it up. These lovely masterpieces may have an expiration date, but thanks to the Internet, pictures can endure a lifetime!

This article was originally published on avocadoposts.com and has been republished here with permission.

Cake Boss Cake

Everyone knows that a delicious cake is the best way to start a party, but unless you are a New York socialite, it is unlikely that you will spend near $30 million on one. Buddy Valastro of Cake Boss fame created a white 7-tier cake for Devorah Rose in 2011.

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It is tough to understand how a cake can be so pricey when a bag of flour can be purchased for less than a dollar at the supermarket. Rose’s cake, on the other hand, contained some unusual elements; a plethora of expensive treasures, such as diamond jewelry and precious stones.

Pirate’s Fantasy Cake

We’ve all walked into a posh restaurant and gasped at the price of a bottle of wine, but can you imagine seeing a $35 million cake on the menu? Most of us would never consider such a luxury because it’s essentially flushing money down the toilet.

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However, we can’t dispute that Chef D.K’s 10-layer “Pirate’s Fantasy” looks spectacular. So, what accounts for the high price? The delicious dessert is adorned with a variety of sapphires, but its splendor does not end there. It features more flavors than Ben and Jerry’s from Unilever, including yam, zucchini, coconut meringue, and more.

The Wedding Cake of Princess Diana

When Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, it was a big deal that made the front pages of the newspapers. While we all know that their relationship did not end happily, we can still look back on the wedding with rose-colored glasses.

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According to reports, Charles and Di had numerous wedding cakes, one of which was designed by Cef S.G Sender and David Avery. The “official” wedding cake was a five-tiered masterpiece that reportedly weighed over 200 pounds and cost $40,000 to make. Photos of it can still be found on a few social media platforms.

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Cathedral Cake

Some cakes are meant to be consumed, while others are only meant to be revered by the public. This cake from Le Novelle Cakes was a stunning work of art, shaped like a cathedral and complete with turrets and cherubs. The level of attention to detail that went into this monster confection is incredible and worthy of praise.

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The complete creation was constructed for a wedding cake event, likely to demonstrate the bakery’s capabilities to potential clients. This marvel was created in 2017, with Le Novelle documenting the day they had to disassemble and pack it away on social media.

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Runway Cake

Debbie Wingham, a couture cake designer, has made a name for herself in the industry. This beautiful runway-themed cake, which reportedly cost $75 million, was one of her most high-profile desserts. An unidentified buyer in the United Arab Emirates placed the order, requesting something extravagant for his daughter’s engagement and birthday celebrations.

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What he got was opulent! The cake is long in the shape of a fashion runway, with skillfully crafted figures adorning the sides. Naturally, there were plenty of actual diamonds and stones that would make Tiffany’s green with jealousy, as you might have imagined from the price tag.

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Platinum Cake

Some cakes are so stunning that they should be displayed in a museum of art. One such work is Japanese pastry chef Nobue Ikara’s platinum masterpiece. While the cake itself is pretty simple, consisting of a single tier of white iced icing, what’s on top of it is absolutely stunning.

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The fancy dessert is encrusted with platinum jewelry, pins, pendants and, for good measure, edible platinum flakes, increasing its value to more than $130,000. Unless you are Elon Musk of Tesla or Bill Gates of Microsoft, that is a lot of money to spend on a one tier cake.

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Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Wedding Cake

Kim Kardashian went all out when she married professional basketball player Kris Humphries in 2011. The lavish wedding was prominently featured on the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality show at the time and cost an astounding amount of money. The wedding cake was lavishly decorated in classic Kim K style.

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Cake expert Patrick Hansen was in charge of the 10-tier white centerpiece that drew a lot of attention. The famous bakery located in Los Angeles went all out to make sure the reality star was overjoyed. According to reports, the black and white cake was frosted with chocolate chips.

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National Gay Wedding Show Cake

Wedding exhibitions are crucial components of the wedding industry, since they allow providers to showcase their skills while also attempting to attract new business. The National Gay Wedding Show in England solicited the assistance of a small bakery in Chester to produce a spectacular wedding cake back in 2013.

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The massive 5-tier beauty was encrusted with diamonds, which may account for its $52.7 million price tag. That’s a lot of cake and a lot of money, but it’s completely worth it. After all, photographs of it can still be found on social media, indicating that it made an impression.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding Cake

It was a major affair when Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011. The world was enthralled by the royal wedding, just as it was when Charles and Diana married in 1981. Fiona Cairns, one of England’s luxury cake makers, was tasked with creating the show-stopping eight-tiered wedding cake, which featured over 900 sugar paste flowers.

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It took more than five weeks to make and is one of the most costly fruit cakes ever, reportedly costing approximately $78,000. In fairness to the royals, they did keep the top two layers and served them to visitors during their children’s christenings.

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Gucci Mane And Keyshia Ka’oir’s Wedding Cake

Never let it be said that celebrities don’t like to have lavish weddings. American rapper and record executive Gucci Mane and Ka’oir Cosmetics and Ka’oir Fitness founder Keyshia Ka’oir married in 2017. The couple went all out with a $75,000 wedding cake that almost reached the roof.

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The wedding, according to sources, cost about $2 million, so it’s reasonable that the Edda Cake design was so spectacular. Mane sliced it with a full-length crystal-encrusted sword since a basic knife from Bed, Bath, & Beyond wasn’t going to cut it. It was undoubtedly a look that would be difficult to top.

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Diamond Chocolate Cake

Some cakes are tall and imposing, while others are delicate and delicate. Do not be deceived, though: size doesn’t matter, and a small cake can cost as much as a huge one. Take, for example, Masami Miyamoto’s exquisitely constructed chocolate creation.

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You might be surprised to learn that this seemingly insignificant dessert is actually worth $850,000. That, as you might have figured, is due to the sheer amount of bling dripping off it, not the flour used (though it is arguably more expensive than your regular Walmart brand). Even if the diamonds steal the show, the chocolate surely helps.

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Swarovski crystal cake from Sex and the City

Sex and the City premiered in 1998, exposing us to the rich and elegant world of Carrie Bradshaw, everyone’s favorite journalist. Since the series ended in 2004, we have been treated to not one, but two equally blinged-out films.

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The Sex and the City 2 movie was released back in 2010, and a Swarovski crystal wedding cake made by pastry gury Ron Ben-Israel cost $32,000 out of the $95 million budget. The now-iconic cake for Steve and Miranda’s wedding, which resembles a chandelier, was a hit with admirers. Not only was it decadent, but it was also quite stylish.

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Chicken Biryani Cake

We all know that cake is food, but it’s not often that cake takes on the appearance of other foods. After all, until it isn’t, a cake is a cake. This amazing sculpture was designed to resemble a bowl of chicken biryani. The design is stunning, from the condiments to the individual grains of rice.

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It takes a great deal of expertise, time, and care to pull off something like this, but imagine how happy the receiver would be? We don’t know how much this will set you back, but it’ll most certainly be at least $100 – if not more.

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Fairy Tale Castle Cake

Some brides fantasize about fairytale weddings with castles, big gowns, and the perfect wedding cake for the rest of their life. Clearly, whoever commissioned this work of art desired an authentic representation of that. Le Novelle Cakes spent $500,000 on this complex creation that is nothing short of spectacular.

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It’s truly a sight to behold, with exquisite turrets and dozens of wonderfully carved flowers. However, because of its size, it nearly requires its own room, so let’s hope the owners found a place large enough to accommodate it. We have a feeling they had the means to do so.

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Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell’s Rose Wedding Cake

Eddie Murphy has been a staple of Hollywood for decades, starring in a slew of memorable capers. As a well-known actor, his personal life frequently makes the news. Murphy has ten children, however he has only married once, to Nicole Mitchell.

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The couple married in New York City’s Plaza Hotel back in 1993. Murphy spent a lot of money on the wedding, including a $25,000 wedding cake that was decorated in flowers and looked like it came straight out of the ’90s. Murphy had a child with Spice Girl Mel B in 2006 after the pair divorced in 2005.

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Liza Minnelli and David Gest’s towering Wedding Cake

Legend Liza Minnelli and David Gest may today appear to be the odd couple to end all weird couples, but in 2002, they were busy tying the marriage alongside Michael Jackson. The cake, as you might assume, was not quite a standard white confection. It was as outlandish as the couple.

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Furthermore, it is said to have cost roughly $40,000. Although that’s a lot of cake for a lot of love, the pair eventually divorced back in 2003. It only goes to show that you can wind up in a bitter position no matter how sweet the cake is.

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Faberge Egg Cake

From conventional circles to expansive tray bakes, cakes come in all forms and sizes. They’re also available in the shape of a Faberge egg. This pattern, which was finished in gold leaf, definitely took a lot of time and effort to complete. What is its worth? A very reasonable $35,000 is on the table.

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That’s a lot of money for any lunch, but we have a feeling this isn’t going to happen often. It appears to taste as amazing as it looks, so it could be worth every penny of its astronomically high price tag. Look at those roses!

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Wrigley Field Cake

The best cakes frequently represent something close to our hearts, although most of us would choose a simple cartoon or our favorite animal. Getting a cake that looks precisely like Wrigley Field was probably a costly venture, but it’s easy to see why when you look at the intricacy.

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Buddy Valastro worked his magic once more on this stunning piece honoring the Chicago Cubs. Everything was meticulously designed, from the pitch to the lighting, showing once and for all that Valastro is the Cake Boss. That is a name you need to work hard for, not one you are given!

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Bride Cake

When Debbie Wingham, the famous English couture cake maker, was asked to create a bride-themed cake, she truly went above and beyond. Needless to say, it was a little more pricey than your average pound cake, at a rumored cost of $1 million. According to Wingham’s social media, it was “inspired by Arabian influence.”

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The stunning sculpture was on display at The Bride Show in Dubai in 2018, and it was a big success. Wingham received a lot of attention as a result of this particular bake. Given how beautiful the finished product was, it is simple to see why.

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Luster Dust Cake

Bridal cakes, like wedding gowns, are generally white. That is not to say that some couples do not change things up to match their wedding theme. Delicious Cakes in Dallas made this red and silver number back in 2010 for a reputed $1.3 million.

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Why does it cost so much when it’s not that big? It’s simple: it is encrusted with genuine gems. This two-tiered wonder was created in collaboration with the local Gold and Silver Exchange. Although it was not for a specific wedding, it was displayed at the Dallas Bridal Show and received a lot of attention.

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Luxury Bridal Show Cake

Some of the most amazing cakes are not even meant to be eaten. Some are simply to be admired, like this stunning confection by pastry chef Nahid Parsa of La Patisserie Artistique located in Los Angeles. This show-stopper debuted in 2006 at the Beverly Hills Luxury Bridal Show.

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One of the tiers was covered in gold flakes, perhaps to appeal to locals who are not afraid to spend money. The rest of the tiers were adorned with enormous diamonds, which explained the exorbitant price tag. It is a lot of money to spend on cake, but it does look delicious.

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Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s Wedding Cake

It was all the rage when Nick Jonas married Priyanka Chopra in a three-day wedding celebration that combined both Christian and Hindu traditions in 2018. The tabloids wanted to know everything about the wedding, but not everything was revealed. While Jonas has since stated that the entire thing was “expensive,” we’re unsure of the cost of the stunning wedding cake.

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However, considering the meticulous attention to detail and several tiers, we’d venture to think that it, too, was costly. You can’t put a price on happiness, and if the photos are any indication, the cake was well worth the money.

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Sofía Vergara And Joe Manganiello Wedding Cake

Actors Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello are one of Hollywood’s most popular and beloved couples, so it is only natural that their 2015 wedding day was a dreamy one. To make her cake vision a reality, the Modern Family star recruited the expertise of famed cake maker Sylvia Weinstock.

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Sofia and Joe purchased a five-tier ivory cake with matching flowers for $50,000. The cake was so large that it towered over both the bride and groom, but there is no denying that it looked amazing in the photos – but it would never be able to outshine the Colombian beauty!

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Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s Wedding Cake

In 1967, Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley married at the Aladdin Hotel, and their six-tier wedding cake cost $22,000. Twenty pounds of Crisco shortening, 478 silver dragees, and 48 two-inch sugar hearts were used in the original cake. Because the wedding was extravagant, it was only natural that the cake would be as well.

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The yellow sponge cake’s layers were filled with apricot marmalade and kirsch-flavored Bavarian cream. All of the layers were coated with kirsch-flavored fondant icing and embellished with marzipan roses and royal icing. Denis Martig, the Aladdin Hotel’s head pastry chef, was the mastermind behind it.

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Africa Cake

Africa, particularly the southern half, is one of the world’s most diamond-rich regions. To show his admiration for Africa’s natural resources, a Tokyo jewelry designer created a cake in the shape of the African continent. This cake would not have cost $5 million if it had not been for the additional features.

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He strewn 2,000 diamonds around the cake. Each diamond is strategically placed to represent a hotspot of diamond mining in the continent’s southern half. Let’s only hope no one ate any by accident. The cake was mostly for show, but we bet it tasted great as well.

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Grace Kelly’s Wedding Cake

Thanks to her affair with Prince Rainier III of Monaco, actress Grace Kelly made headlines all over the world. The couple’s wedding cake was a six-tiered work of art that weighed in at 200 pounds. The cake, which was valued roughly half a million dollars, was given to the newlyweds by the chefs of the Monte-Carlo Hotel de Paris.

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During the cake cutting, two turtle doves were released from a cage attached to the cake. It was topped with a music box containing a spinning statue of the Prince and Princess that rotated while “Wedding March” and “Ave Maria” played.

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Leaning Tower of Pisa Cake

This is one of the “greatest cakes” from the hit show Cake Boss, according to Mashed.com, and we have to agree. Buddy Valastro and his team built a near-exact copy of Pisa’s medieval tower. A couple wanted that cake for their wedding, and Carlo’s Bakery was tasked with ensuring that the tower slanted, but did not fall, as the pair desired.

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Carlo’s delivered, and the four-foot-tall cake was spot-on, down to the Corinthian columns. Valastro compared crafting the cake to “working on a painting,” expressing his awe at what he accomplished with his “God-given hands.” It truly looks majestic!

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Pretty In Pink Wedding Cake

Dessert designer Sylvia Weinstock outdid herself with this “Pretty in Pink” cake. While we are not sure if this cake was inspired by the iconic coming-of-age film, there is no doubting that it was stunning. It was created by Weinstock for a wedding at the opulent Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

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The cake was decorated with gentle pink flowers to complement the wedding’s baby-pink motif. The filling was raspberry and strawberry flavored, and it was the same color as the bride’s gown. The cake appears to be glistening against a backdrop of raindrop crystals draped from the Waldorf Astoria’s ceiling in photographs.

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Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto’s Bejeweled Wedding Cake

Michael Jordan is a billionaire, so he could afford any type of wedding he wanted. On the bejeweled, seven-layer, all-white wedding cake, he spared no money. Sugar crystals and white fondant were used to cover the cake, and crystal brooches were used to embellish the rum cake.

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The monograms of Michael Jordan and his wife, Cuban model Yvette Prieto, were inscribed on the top layer as a final touch. Edda’s Cake Designs, a couture bakery in Miami, Florida founded by Edda Martinez in 1978, was the mastermind behind this masterpiece. Jordan’s vanilla rum cakes are a fan favorite of theirs.

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Transformer Cake

Famous American pastry chef, Buddy Valastro, is responsible for this unique dessert. His premium Camaro automobile was the source of his inspiration, he said. The cake cost £7,000 to make and took ten workers to complete.

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It was described by the pastry chef as “the hardest cake” he had ever produced, and it even caused him to cry when he finished it, so it’s definitely an architectural piece, don’t you think?

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s Wedding Cake

Model Chrissy Teigen and musician John Legend are a well-known couple in Hollywood, and everything they do makes headlines, including their wedding cake. What appears to be a half-finished cake is in fact the premeditated choice of the bride and groom.

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According to pastry chef Claire Ptak, the bald edges and decorations with foliage and flowers were used on purpose to give the cake a more dramatic and unusual look.

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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones’s Wedding Cake

When asked how they maintain their love after more than two decades together, this couple of actors say the key is to have fun together. Sylvia Weinstock, dubbed “The DaVinci” of wedding cakes, was in charge of the couple’s wedding cake.

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The magnificent dessert had ten levels and cost $7000; it was so large that they had to remove some levels just before the celebration so that it could fit through the doors.

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Madison Lee Wedding Cake Design

In case you are thinking of ordering a cake with this famous pastry chef, you should know that its price starts at 5 thousand dollars. And it is not an arbitrary thing, since Madison has more than solid fundamentals that demonstrate her experience.

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She has not only managed to place multiple bakeries on the “best in the world” list, but she also has a rule of never manufacturing two similar cakes.

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Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting’s Wedding Cake

We all know Kaley for her role as Penny on the Big Bang Theory series, and whether it’s a coincidence or not, we could say that her wedding cake surpasses all the laws of physics.

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The Butter End Cakery is responsible for the work, which required months of planning and preparation to be carried out. In the end it caught the attention of all the media due to the engineering feat it meant.

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Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Wedding Cake

Claire Ptak, the aforementioned baker, was in charge of creating this cake for British aristocracy. The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was a lavish occasion, and 43 million of the 45 million budget was spent on security.

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It is known that the cake cost over $5,000 and that, instead of the traditional fruit cakes to which the royal family was accustomed, they chose an elderberry and lemon cake this time.

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Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank Wedding Cake

Like the previous couple, this one also decided to break with the culinary traditions of the royal house. In this case they opted for a chocolate and red velvet cake designed by the exclusive London baker, Sophie Cabot.

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To cook it, 400 eggs, more than 40 pounds of sugar and 33 pounds of flour had to be used, and that’s why the $10,000 price tag is not surprising at all.

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Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom’s Wedding Cake

Even though Khloe and Lamar’s marriage ended in 2016, it’s safe to say that their wedding cake will be remembered for a long time. Its preparation was in charge of Hansen’s Cakes, the Kardashian’s family favorite bakery.

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It was a 5-tier black and white cake adorned with chocolate chips. It is known that the cost was $80,000, which is in line with the family’s lifestyle.

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Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds’ Wedding Cake

You might be surprised to know that actress Blake Lively is actually a very skilled baker, which is probably why she was involved in every element of her wedding cake.

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In this case, the cake was not the sole star of the show; the dessert table also included a range of treats such as cupcakes, s’mores, tarts and macarons, which helped to complete Blake’s vision of an overflowing sweets table.