Stunning wedding dress cake inspired by 6-year-old daughter

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A Staffordshire confectioner has designed and completed an incredible 6ft cake in the style of her wedding dress, and has her 6-year-old daughter to thank for the idea.

Donna Millington-Day’s little girl, Hannah, saw a picture of her mother’s wedding dress, and suggested baking an edible replica. The grand concept quickly became a reality, and Donna created the dream cake using a whopping 224 free-range eggs, 28lb of flour, 28lb of caster sugar and 28lb of butter.

The Daily Mail reports that her inspiring feat took no less than a week, and the final result consists of 17 tiers of sponge cake. Hundreds of sugar pearls feature, with 2lb of royal icing and a staggering 49lb of sugar paste icing.

The cake is filled with 17lb of Madagascan vanilla butter cream and roughly 7lb of raspberry jam, and it is worth £6,000.

It should feed around 2,000 lucky guests, although this certainly won’t happen as Donna wants her masterpiece on display. It was proudly unveiled to impressed onlookers at the National Wedding Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

Mrs Millington-Day said: “Hannah was going through my old wedding photos when she suggested we recreate my dress. I thought it was a great idea.

“Although it’s not an exact replica I have taken the details like the corset and styling on the side. 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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