A cake. Yes, you read that right.
The title holder for the most expensive garment in the world to date who in previous years created the world’s most expensive black diamond dress and the red diamond abaya which was valued at a staggering $17.7 million. Now the couturier turned caketress has blown the proverbial “ginger bread roof off” with a mouth-watering price tag this cake is a jaw dropping $74 million.
Wingham’s cake is very true to the fashionista that she is and it’s actually a 6 ft. long runway cake, the models on the runway are very long, lean and elegant. The garments on the runway resemble Wingham’s couture clothing, the edible version of Wingham’s signature style is captured with the fluid looking gowns and the strong adornments.
Many of the details were added because they were subtle nods to the clients’ interests like favorite publications and certain members in the audience were family members and close family friends. Several of the models were also wearing gowns that were edible versions of pieces that Wingham had previously made for the client.
Identical to front row of any international fashion show, the edible master piece features numerous nationalities and age groups and much like fashion week, you can depict the personalities of many of them.
The front row all have designer hand bags and shoes some are even sporting designer shades. Like runway shows during fashion week, the front row are using smart phones and tablets, taking pictures and updating social media, taking notes etc. The edible installation even as miniature fashion publications, show running orders, tickets and of course no front row is complete without a goodie bag!
The detail on the patisserie piece is sensational. It’s hard to believe that it’s entirely edible with the exception of the diamonds of course. Every piece of the cake was hand sculpted by Debbie and over 1,100 hours went into this creation.
It has over 265 lbs of fondant icing and 130 lbs of modelling chocolate which is predominately used for sculpting along with 80 different airbrushed colors and effects. The cake weighs a staggering 992 pounds, which is the equivalent weight of a male grizzly bear. The entire runway and the seating is actual cake, every character and accessory is edible from iPads to the designer shades.
The cake was commissioned by one of Wingham’s UAE clients, who working under a strict NDA will remain anonymous.