A British couple who wanted to give their guests a superhero surprise did so in a major way thanks to their one-of-a-kind wedding cake.
The bride, 27-year-old Kia Parsons, told ABC News she and her husband, Billy Bunning, 41, were determined to incorporate superheroes into their August 14 wedding in Milton Keynes, England, but wanted to avoid “turning our wedding into a children's party.”
“We kept the superheroes to the table names and table plan, the groomsmen's socks and cufflinks and our guest book,” Parsons said. “Somehow the cake became the focal point of the surprise.”
Baker, who operates out of her home kitchen, is known for her “double-take cakes” where an elegant, typical wedding cake is accented by a sliver of a surprise decoration.
In the case of Parsons and Bunning’s cake, the surprise was a four-tier montage of superheroes that included Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America and Batman.
“We didn't actually see the cake until we arrived at our reception venue,” Parsons said. "We were completely overwhelmed by how brilliant it looked."
“From most angles of the room the cake looked like a traditional wedding cake, just what we had wanted,” she said. “It wasn't until the cake was moved for us to cut that our guests realized there was a hidden extra.”
Parsons added that some of their wedding guests did not even realize the hidden-superhero layers of their cake until seeing it after the wedding in photos by other guests and wedding photographer John Doran.
Source: ABC News