What does $20 mil buy you?

Too expensive to eat, and kind of ugly to boot

Alright, this is only one grainy image of the $20 million wedding cake created by Mimi So Jewelers and cake designer Nahid La Patisserie Artistique. It may be truly beautiful in real life. But is anyone else not impressed?

The convection (billed as the most expensive cake ever) is inedible, as it is coated in far too many diamonds for the average cake-lover to diligently pick them out and push them to the side of the plate. And while it may be the main attraction at Beverly Hills’ luxury brands bridal show “Weddings in the Grand Tradition,” I think it looks kind of like the bottom of an old dress with plastic flowers glued on. Oh, and some gems scattered here and there.

I much prefer the less expensive $1.6 million fruitcake that was part of a Japanese exhibit called “Diamonds: Nature’s Miracle.” It featured only 223 diamonds on its fondant icing outer layer and was labeled edible by its creator.

Mmmm, blingy.

UPDATE: There is a pic of the full $20 million wedding cake at Luxurylaunches.com. And it’s still ugly!

7 Responses to “What does $20 mil buy you?”

  1. sterlingspider October 20, 2006 at 2:20 pm #

    Here’s a shot of the 20 mil cake with a bit more scale:
    http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/5754/4038/1600/diamondCake.0.jpg

    and I still can’t say as I’m impressed. In fact it looks pretty ugly.

    That fruitcake on the other hand is *lovely* (and the design has been dutifully archived in my “in case of marriage break here” inspiration file).

  2. tiggy October 20, 2006 at 5:11 pm #

    I prefer my diamonds on something I can actually wear.

  3. Sara October 23, 2006 at 10:54 am #

    That is just stupid. It’s so crazy that people think you can just throw together a bunch of things, which by themselves are pretty, and the result will be pretty.

  4. Never teh Bride October 23, 2006 at 12:56 pm #

    I think you nailed it on the head, Sara.

  5. Gigolokitty October 23, 2006 at 11:15 pm #

    Just shows how money can definitely NOT buy you taste!

  6. Dataceptionist October 24, 2006 at 12:41 am #

    not a fan no.

  7. lovetodecorate April 19, 2007 at 11:14 pm #

    I saw this cake when it came out. I still can’t figure it out. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder – I must be blind!