Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Nice day for a cream wedding

Friday, October 13, 2006

Viktoriya Shtefano, in puffs
Valentyn Shtefano, a baker in the Ukrainian town of Uzhhorod, gave his fiancé a wedding to remember- when he made her wedding dress out of 1,500 cream puffs.

Shtefano – rapidly gaining fame for his confectionery creations, which have included a 2-foot-long 1920s-era Cadillac made out of caramel and cream puffs, and cakes shaped like a pair of breasts – made the dress for his bride-to-be Viktoriya to wear at their wedding in August.

The finished creation weighed 20lb.

After initial attempts at sewing the (empty) cream puffs together failed when the dress crumpled, he instead opted to build a wedding-dress shaped frame. He then delicately attached the individual puffs to the frame, and Viktoriya model the dress and frame every night for several hours so that he could add more puffs.

Caramelized sugar was employed to create Viktoriya's bouquet, necklace and crown.

After some initial scepticism, Viktoriya came to think the dress was great: 'At first, it was even a little embarrassing, - cameras, interviews - but after a couple of hours, I didn't even want to take it off.'

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