Much about being a celebrity is over the top – what a surprise. As a celebrity, one has more money than they know what to do with, and celebrities often spend that money on ridiculously expensive celebrations, clothing, and activities that the average person would never even dream of. Lady Gaga and her strange outfits, the Kardashians and their extreme branding, and the crazy antics of young celebrities all serve as wacky inspiration for celebrity activities and events.
There is a lot of pressure on celebrities to throw extreme parties, and celebrity weddings are no exception. If you want to find inspiration for your own out-of-the-box wedding, look no further than these seven crazy and bizarre wedding cakes.
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss
Donald Trump has been married several times, but perhaps his most memorable wedding cake was the one he had when he married Melania Knauss. This cake did not look so much like a cake as it did a circus tent. Really. The cake was over 5 feet high, and had a diameter of nearly 5 feet as well. It was all white with gold accents, and was entirely covered in icing roses. No wonder it was special: this famous cake was designed by the Mar-a-Lago pastry chef Cedric Barbaret.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
When Kim Kardashian got married, you know the entire celebration had to be over-the-top. In addition to crazy wedding decorations and cakes, the entire wedding was broadcast on television for everyone to see. Crazily enough, by the time the wedding actually aired on TV, their marriage was over. The cake the couple chose was almost eerie in design. It had alternating black and white tiers with architectural-style icing designs and flowers on each tier. Perhaps this gloomy cake was a foreshadowing for how the relationship would end.
Toni Braxton and Keri Lewi
Atlanta-based cake artist Mark Lotti created a custom cake for Toni Braxton and Keri Lewi when the couple wed. The cake was inspired by jewelry company Tiffany’s: each tier of the cake was designed to look like a perfectly wrapped Tiffany’s box. The couple also carried the Tiffany’s theme throughout the rest of their wedding for a matching background for the awesome cake.
Blair Underwood and Desiree
When Blair Underwood married his wife, the couple decided against a traditional cake. Instead, they had Linda Goldsheft of The Cake Studio create a six-foot tall Eiffel Tower made entirely out of cake for their nuptials. That’s right. The inside of the cake was lighted and the center of a cake held a small replica of the couple-to-be.
Crown Prince Haakon and Mette-Marit
Prince Haakon of Norway had to have a really unique cake to match the royal wedding. When the couple wed, they chose a 7 tier cake that was nearly 9 feet tall.
Each tier on the cake was decorated to look like a tiny Viking ship setting out to sail. The inside of the cake was also non-traditional and was filled with rum cake and raisins.
Nas and Kelis
When two hip-hop artists wed, you know their cake will be pimped out. This couple decided to forgo the traditional white cake and instead served a huge one with seven tiers. The cake was coated in edible 23 carat gold to fit into the green and gold theme of the couple’s wedding.
Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie
When Hilary Duff wed her husband Mike Comrie, their cake was non-traditional to the extreme. Rather than a traditional white wedding cake, Hilary chose to present a specialty that was inspired by homemade vintage cakes. Her cake had no frosting covering the sides, and the tiers were separated with real roses.
Celebrities are the inspiration for many wedding trends seen in the weddings of regular people. All of these strange wedding designs will probably become trendy designs for future weddings. Just remember, choose a cake that really states who you are as a couple rather than simply copying the creativity of a celebrity.
This is a guest post by Kate Simmons, an occasional blogger on celebrity gossip who also happens to be crazy about funny cake toppers.