London-Based Designer Debbie Wingham Creates Life-Sized Bride-Shaped Cake That Costs USD 1 million; On Display at Bride Show Dubai
For London-based designer Debbie Wingham, creating record-breaking, expensive objects is seems to be both a passion and a habit. The designer has earned a reputation for creating some of the most expensive objects of desire, some of which are edible too. The latest entry to her list of accomplishments is a life-size USD 1 million, 120-kg cake, that was unveiled at Dubai’s Bride Show. The cake is shaped in the form of a traditional Arabic bride and is dotted with five white diamonds. Each diamond is worth USD 200,000, and thereby, the cake has earned the name “The Million Dollar Bride”. Debbie, 36, states that the diamonds were sourced from one of her UAE-based clients who was only too happy to loan them to her.
The cake was pre-baked in Raffles Dubai, was made by Debbie Wingham in five days. 1,000 eggs, 20kg of chocolate and 50kg of lace-textured fondant were used in creating this life-size ‘bride-shaped’ cake. Besides the diamonds, the cake also boasts of 1,000 pearls and 5,000 hand-cut flowers. Naturally, the cake was quite heavy and required five people to carry it. The Khaleej Times quotes Debbie saying, “”No one actually believes it’s a cake. In fact, she is as good as a living being for me. I call her Lulwa (meaning pearls in Arabic).” With a hijab, engagement ring, lace and floral detail on the dress, Debbie has created one of the most realistic looking ‘cake-bride’ ever. Debbie adds that she has often been influenced by Middle Eastern culture, and she glad that people liked her creation.
Previously too, Debbie had gained international acclaim for her expensive creations. These include creating the world’s most expensive cake worth USD 67.2 million and creating a pair of diamond-encrusted shoes worth USD 15.9 million. What’s more, just last month, Debbie baked a Bulgari-themed cake for a 16th birthday which contained 250,000 pounds worth of jewels. The Mirror reports that Debbie has also created the world’s most expensive black diamond dress, followed by a red diamond abaya gown in the past.