Have You Seen The Million Dollar Cake

Decorating By Smallfrye Updated 31 Jan 2010 , 2:28pm by cakesweetiecake

Smallfrye Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 6:47am
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I saw a clip on our news tonight (Q13 FOX in washington)for a Million dollar cake that is under guard at the Dallas Bridal Fair. Its a nine tier cake with 320 servings for 1 million dollars. I have been on line trying to find a picture of it to post for everyone and I can not find one yet. Its a beige color cake with black accents and it has diamonds all over it. I was just excited to see a cake with that kind of price tag. Maybe someone can find a picture of the cake or a link to the story.

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motherofgrace Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 7:07am
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wooooowie!

AverageMom Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 7:08am
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Damn....I think I'm undercharging....

ramacake Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 7:17am
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I hope that's not an up and coming trend. I thought rhinestone bands on a cake were expensive enough!!!

aundrea Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 7:21am
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that is stunning-and not just diamonds the cake itself.
cant even imagine having something like that. i bet some rich oil tycoon will order that for his daughters wedding.
think ill go watch it again and just drool.......... icon_razz.gif

Smallfrye Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 7:22am
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well i think "fake diamonds" should be about half right? icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

mrsc808 Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 7:28am
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Wowza! Who pulls the diamonds off before it gets cut? Or do lucky wedding guests get a diamond? LOL

Jeep_girl816 Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 7:38am
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Wow. It would even be gorgeous without the bling bling, but sparkle is good tooicon_smile.gif

CakeDiosa Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 8:40am
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That cake is gorgeous! And not just because of the diamonds. I love the shapes and how clean it is with the hand painted scroll. So, it's a million dollars worth of jewelry on what could stand alone as an exquisite wedding cake.

I'm not into diamonds so the cake does it for me with or without 'em but it's good to see some excellent "cake press" and even better that the cake underneath the diamonds can stand alone.

My applause to that decorator!

Thanks for the link - that's a great story!

emrldsky Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 4:13pm
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All I know is that I would hate to be the one who's signed the liability papers for any lost diamonds. We hear stories where the sugar gems fall off...can't imagine trying to find any diamonds that might have fallen off. icon_eek.gif

cakeaddictunite Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 4:40pm
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icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif WOW!!!!!!!!!! I so wanna be invited to the wedding that has a cake like that!!!! icon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif

Danielle1218 Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 4:52pm
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That cake is pretty and all.....but it looks a little unrealistic.

Someone has to go and remove all those diamonds before it is cut. Kinda seems like a waste of time to me.

AND>>>>>they are not edible.

bobwonderbuns Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 5:29pm
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Well at least they did an elegant design! I've seen overpriced cakes that ... well, nevermind... icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif

lecrn Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 5:38pm
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WOW!!!!!
I bet this may set a trend for jewelers to loan out jewelry to the rich & famous for their wedding cakes just like @ the awards shows.

vagostino Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 5:38pm
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I'll be in deep trouble working on that cake! For every dragee I put on a cake I loose 4 or 5!

bonnscakesAZ Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 5:46pm
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I doubt anyone is eating that cake. If its at a bridal show it's probably just for show. It' might even be cake dummies. I agree though that cake is very pretty even without diamonds.

HarleyDee Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 6:34pm
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Hmm, I wish they would have said how much the cake would have costed WITHOUT the diamonds too icon_biggrin.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 6:43pm
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Is there a still photo of this cake?

sweetcakes Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 6:48pm
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it is a dummy cake and its says it $3000 a slice. Looks like it would serve alot more the 300 to me though. I may be the only one, but remove all the bling and the shape or design doesn't impress me. we can all cover a cake in fondant, and paint afew scrolls. JMHO.

bobwonderbuns Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 6:52pm
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Originally Posted by sweetcakes

it is a dummy cake and its says it $3000 a slice. Looks like it would serve alot more the 300 to me though. I may be the only one, but remove all the bling and the shape or design doesn't impress me. we can all cover a cake in fondant, and paint afew scrolls. JMHO.




I thought he said it was $30/slice and would cost over $3000. Did I hear that wrong?

HarleyDee Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 7:08pm
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Originally Posted by sweetcakes

it is a dummy cake and its says it $3000 a slice. Looks like it would serve alot more the 300 to me though. I may be the only one, but remove all the bling and the shape or design doesn't impress me. we can all cover a cake in fondant, and paint afew scrolls. JMHO.



I thought he said it was $30/slice and would cost over $3000. Did I hear that wrong?




I just watched it again to make sure.. he said it would serve 320 comfortably, and would be roughly $3,030 a servings, which equals $969,600. That isn't even right though, because he said they had about $1.5 million in diamonds on it. He'd be shorting himself about $530k! icon_biggrin.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 7:13pm
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Originally Posted by sweetcakes

it is a dummy cake and its says it $3000 a slice. Looks like it would serve alot more the 300 to me though. I may be the only one, but remove all the bling and the shape or design doesn't impress me. we can all cover a cake in fondant, and paint afew scrolls. JMHO.



I thought he said it was $30/slice and would cost over $3000. Did I hear that wrong?



I just watched it again to make sure.. he said it would serve 320 comfortably, and would be roughly $3,030 a servings, which equals $969,600. That isn't even right though, because he said they had about $1.5 million in diamonds on it. He'd be shorting himself about $530k! icon_biggrin.gif




Yep, I'm definitely UNDERcharging! icon_lol.gif

LaBellaFlor Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 7:20pm
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Originally Posted by sweetcakes

it is a dummy cake and its says it $3000 a slice. Looks like it would serve alot more the 300 to me though. I may be the only one, but remove all the bling and the shape or design doesn't impress me. we can all cover a cake in fondant, and paint afew scrolls. JMHO.




I agree. I like the shape, but it is a very simple cake.

Rosie2 Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 7:45pm
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Hmmmm, I LOVE diamonds but....not on a cake!!! and I hope no one ends up eating a diamond LOL icon_biggrin.gif

cylstrial Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 7:46pm
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That is just plumb crazy! I mean armored cars - security guards watching the cake artist. Wow!

libs Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 12:30am
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Hi there My name is Libby and I work at delicious cakes in southlake and I was the one who worked on the million dollar cake. It was for the texas bridal show here in dallas and i have pictures that i will post for you all to see how it progressed, if you have questions feel free to ask. But i will tell you a little bit now, the cake was made out of styrofoam, it was hand made so lots of cutting and sanding, the largest tier is 20" and the smallest 4", it did have real diamonds on it, the jewelery consisted of ear rings, bracelets, necklaces and rings as well as loose diamonds that i put on using tweezers. It came to over a million dollars worth with about 12 hundred carrots in total, and it took me about 38 hours from start to finish ...the scroll work is hand painted onto the fondant, erm thats about iit really, any more you wish to know just ask.... icon_wink.gif

mommyle Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 12:44am
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It's so funny that some LOVE the cake even without the bling, and others think that it's a very PLAIN cake and wouldn't have chosen that for themselves. It just goes to show how different we all are, and how no "taste" is the right "taste".

Personally, though, I LOVE it. Simple and elegant and a complete *itch to cover up any mistakes! Well done!!!!

ljdills Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 12:45am
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I just keep seeing Owen Wilson in Marley & Me spraying the dog's poop trying to find the necklace.

libs Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 1:18am
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Here are a fewb photos of the cake in stages....and YES YOU ARE RIGHT IT IS VERY SIMPLE CAKE BUT I STILL PUT A ALOT OF WORK IN THIS CAKE, AND TIME icon_smile.gif
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