MANILA - The giant wedding cake of TV superstars Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, who tied the knot last Tuesday, has caught the attention of foreign news outlets.
The 12-foot, 120-kilogram cake from Goldilocks, a local fastfood giant which Dantes endorses, was reportedly decorated with Swarovski crystals and was 3D-mapped for projected CG effects.
"World News Now," an ABC news program in the United States, featured the cake in its "Mix" segment. According to the anchor, it may have beaten the Guinness record set in New England, USA for the world's largest cake at six tons in 2004.
ABC News also ran a story on the cake on its website, as did Mirror in the United Kingdom. The latter used a viral photo of the human-sized cake being transported by several men.
"A picture of a five-tiered wedding cake standing over six-feet tall was the top trend worldwide on Twitter after it baffled half of the world," the Mirror said in its report.
"The three biggest wedding cakes ever made were made for presentation purposes only, and not for an actual wedding," the report noted, referring to the Guinness record. "It means that guests of Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes, whose wedding took place today, could be consuming the biggest wedding cake ever ordered."
Rivera, 30, and Dantes, 34, had been a couple for over five years when they exchanged vows in a ceremony widely publicized as a "royal wedding."
Held at the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral in Quezon City, the wedding was also witnessed by hundreds of fans outside the church, thanks to a big-screen projection of the nuptials as it unfolded.
A giant screen outside the church showed the ceremony as it happened. Photo by Manny Palmero for ABS-CBNnews.com