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Wedding TVʼs Nessa Wrafter interviews Amani from Bedazzled Cakes, who brings new meaning to the term ʻcake dressing.ʼ
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Host: This is the lovely Armani from Bedazzled. Tell me about this cake.
Armani: Well it’s basically a cake that is formed in the shape of a wedding dress. So basically it makes the cake to look like a wedding dress or a replica of the dress that can be done too.
Host: Wow! So can you do this in any color?
Armani: Yeah you can do any color, any design. Obviously it might not be exact but it will be as close as possible.
Host: Wow and how long is something like this to make?
Armani: A long time. It depends on the amount of work. This has got some ruffles so it took a long time to do ruffles and the rack behind.
Host: So you prefer it when a bride has a really simple wedding dress?
Armani: No I like the challenge. I like to do wow wedding cakes. Enough of boring wedding cakes.
Host: Okay. So I can see. Now the next wedding cake I'm looking at here it looks like some sort of phantom almost. This is incredible. Tell me about this one.
Armani: Well this was given a bit of Moulin Rouge inspiration. I just thought you know to make a nice, big cake would look nice. It has got lot of roses—edible roses.
Host: They are all edible?
Armani: Yes. The whole cake is edible except for the glassware for topper.
Host: And then there is a lot of use of metallics on there.
Armani: Yes, and shimmers. And this got piping work again. I've got like patchwork.
Host: You can’t walk pass this stand. You’ve got to stop. Now the other cake that I absolutely just can’t get over is this amazing one back here. Tell me about this.
Armani: This one was actually given a bit of an Asian theme like the bride or people wear. So it has got red and greens. It’s the dress that I saw and the pattern is the pattern that is in the dress. I made the sequence myself. Every sequence I made myself. It was painstaking work but it was all worth it.
Host: But what are they made of?
Armani: It’s made out of gum paste. Gum paste dries hard, but then you have to make sequence individually because you can’t buy them.
Host: Yeah of course.
Armani: A lot of my things I take inspiration from things that I've seen in the cake industry but I build on it and make it something new.
Armani: Because I think it’s a sign for a bit of revolution in the cake industry.
Host: Absolutely! And this one obviously as you said is a very Asian cake because of the use of color.
Host: Because Asian weddings as we all know have a lot more color.
Armani: Yeah, very glitzy, very glam and very colorful.
Armani: That’s partly why I call my company Bedazzled it’s because I want to dazzle everybody with cakes and diamonds.
Host: And the other thing about this cake that’s amazing is that this is obviously going to feed a lot more people, which is I suppose really helpful when you’ve got an Asian wedding.
Armani: Yeah. I mean most of these cakes are statement cakes. You're making a statement with the cakes by showing your wedding gown or elaborate cake like that. But they don’t have to be all cake. They can have portion of it as another material covered in fondant. And you can have like two layers of cake to feed your guests. You can have the wow factor but not have to pay as much or have lots of waste of cake afterwards.
Host: So in a way you're almost making a centerpiece for the wedding.
Host: And the last one we’ve got to look at before you go is this one right here.
Armani: Yes, this is called the royal opulence. I called it royal opulence because I think it’s a very regal looking cake. A lot of piping, a lot of gold on it, it has even got a crown on the top as a cake topper. I just thought a royal blue color look good.
Host: Well it’s amazing. It’s absolutely beautiful. Tell me what kind of cake is inside one of these.
Armani: It’s Victoria’s sponge at the moment. But I do 20 different cake flavors that are quite common that people prefer. But you can have any cake flavor in there.
Host: So you can pretty much do whatever somebody wants. If they wanted an elephant shape.
Armani: Yeah give me a challenge.
Host: Well you heard her brides, you have got to go to this lady at Bedazzled and give her a challenge. So I want to see some crazy cakes next year.