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艺术 | 蛋糕的诱惑
LeNovelle Cake, a family-run bakery in Jakarta, Indonesia, specializes in epic wedding cakes. From fairy-tale castles to glazed cathedrals and pagodas up to 7 meters tall and complete with detailed turrets, pillars and balconies, these guys can turn the most outlandish architectural design into a magnificent cake.
The world-famous bakery was founded in 1993 as a neighborhood cake business selling birthday cakes to friends and family, but it slowly grew and in 2004 it started selling wedding cakes under the LeNovelle Cake brand. Their designs have been getting more complex every year, and today they can have up to 24 people working 12 hours a day for over a month to complete just one of their sugar-coated masterpieces.
“我们往往一次承接几个项目，但烘制巨型蛋糕一般需要三周至一个月的时间，”Tiffany Riyadai，其父母是LeNovelle Cake的创办人，他向每日邮报诠释道：“蛋糕创作我们主张个性化，期望能以这种方式让我们的客户感受特权，即这款蛋糕是专为他们而制作的。”
“We take on several projects at a time but three weeks to one month is what we average on when making our large cakes,” Tiffany Riyadi, whose parents run LeNovelle Cake, told Daily Mail. ” We love putting in personal touches that show our clients their cake is truly made for them and is all about them.”
“运输这样带有建筑式结构的蛋糕，普通车无法满足要求，我们往往会用两辆卡车来搬运。同时，安排专业团队在一旁待命，修复途中损坏的地方，并将蛋糕一步步组装起来，做最后的微调和修饰，” Tiffany Riyadi继续说道：“我们最大的蛋糕需要五辆卡车来搬运，配有八人几小时不间断地拼装来完成佳作。”
“Usually we need two trucks to carry a structural cake. Otherwise, they won’t fit through a normal car door. We will then have a team of staff to repair any damage during transportation, assemble the cake and sugar flowers and do the finishing touches,” Tiffany Riyadi said. “The largest of our cakes required five trucks and eight man-hours to assemble.”
To make the cakes even more impressive to look at, LeNovelle will often fit them with lighting. “For the interior lights, we hollow out the structure and install a small light bulb in it. Depending on the request we can then connect the cable to a battery, or simply connect the wires to a power outlet,” Tiffany said.
“For lights that wrap around the cake, we used normal Christmas lights and hide the cables between our sugar flowers or crystals as needed. Afterward, we cover the cakes in icing fondant and carry on with the decoration as normal,” she adds.
You will be disappointed to learn that these breathtaking castles are only partially edible. The most detailed elements are actually made from Styrofoam which is then coated with fondant icing and decorated with sugar paste flowers. So while the base itself and sometimes the upper tiers are completely edible, when it comes to the towers, arches or balconies, only the outside can be eaten.
However, LeNovelle Cake claims that they can create 100% edible castles as well, they just haven’t gotten an order for one yet. The cost of making such a decadent treat is too prohibitive, Riyadi claims, plus no one needs that much cake anyway.
Prices for LeNovelle Cake’s elaborate creations start at $5,000, but the most expensive one they’ve ever made was sold for a whopping $500,000. The fact that it featured 100 diamond rings might have bumped up the price tag as well, though.
Plz note that all the pics are snapped from the official Instagram below.
PS: 翻译到这儿，小编我也饿了，Mia要不要一起来吃蛋糕，约起来吧 😀
I’m gonna stop translating now for the hunger has found me. Mia do you wanna grab some cakes? Let’s hang out…^^
Edited & Translated by BubbleSwan
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