Dreaming of an iced wedding: Schoolgirl, 6, creates bridal dress… made out of CAKES

March 1, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

While most little girls dream of a fairy-tale wedding, one six-year-old has designed a bridal dress – made out of cakes.

Creative Hannah Millington-Day came up with the life-size wedding cake dress for her mum Donna who runs a confectionary company.

The edible dress, which stands 6ft tall with a 30in base is the equivalent height of a 17-tier wedding cake which is so big it could feed up to 2,000 guests.

Donna Millington-Day and her 6 year old daughter Hannah who challenged her mother to create this life sized wedding cake in the shape of a bride

Donna Millington-Day and her 6 year old daughter Hannah who challenged her mother to create this life sized wedding cake in the shape of a bride

Mum Donna made the mouth-watering cake using 22kg of sugar paste icing, 2lbs of royal icing and 100s of sugar pearls.

Donna has even had to get a custom made trolley for the dress to sit on and assist in transportation.

It took her a week to make and yesterday it was unveiled at the National Wedding Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

Donna and Hannah put finishing touches on the cake

Donna and Hannah put finishing touches on the cake

The impressive life sized wedding cake in the shape of a bride

The impressive life sized wedding cake in the shape of a bride

Guests at the NEC in Birmingham at the national wedding show admire the cake dress

Guests at the NEC in Birmingham at the national wedding show admire the cake dress

Donna, who runs the Fairytale Cake Company, said: “We chose to make a satin, lace and pearl simple yet intricate design with roses and drapes.

“The satin finish was achieved using a pearl lustre and each swirl was hand piped.”

Hannah took her inspiration for the wedding cake dress – which costs a jaw-dropping £6,000 – from her mum’s bridal gown.

Mum Donna, 36, and dad Myles, 36, from Wombourne, south Staffs., tied the knot in June 2004.

The couple, who run the wedding cake business together, also have a son Edward, aged two.

Donna said: “We wanted to do something a bit different for the wedding show and Hannah was going through my old wedding photos when she suggested we recreate my dress.

“I thought it was a great idea and although it’s not an exact replica I have taken the details like the corset and styling on the side of it.

“We’re not going to sell the cake but to buy it would cost around £6,000. After the show we’re going to display it in our shop window.”

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