Last updated on Jan 28th, 2021 at 11:30 am
As the fourth and final chapter of Somizi & Mohale: The Union premiered on Showmax, fans around the country couldn’t get enough of the extravagant wedding cakes – which included one hanging from the ceiling!
Now, we’re giving you the lowdown on all of the delicious details from the weddings as we chat to Kelly Jayne’s Cake Boutique, the mother-and-daughter duo behind the one-of-a-kind wedding cakes at the couple’s traditional and white weddings, to get the details about working on the celebrity wedding of the decade.
On the cakes for the traditional wedding, Kelly tells is that “When [Somizi and Mohale] came in for their cake-tasting, Somizi told us he wanted an upside-down wedding cake for their traditional wedding in Kibler Park.”
Kelly adds; “We created two upside-down cakes for Somizi that were five tiers each and suspended from the ceiling. Between the two hanging cakes was Mohale’s cake, that had 10 tiers. Each tier was a different flavour and the flavours they chose were Crème Brule, death by chocolate, coconut & lemon, salted caramel & whisky, and Amarula.”
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The cakes were covered in fondant icing, all-white with edible gold leaf, says Kelly, who has been running her baking business for the last nine years from their studio in Northlands Decor Park in Randburg.
Meanwhile, when it came to the cake for the white wedding, Kelly says that the colour scheme for Somhale’s wedding in Muldersdrift was all-white, and the cake had to match.
“Somizi wanted the cake to look like it was floating in the air,” she added.
The nine-tier cake was suspended in a Perspex box for all 240 guests to see
How do you cut and serve a wedding cake that’s in a floating box, we wanted to know?
Apparently, there are all sorts of trade secrets at a lavish wedding like this one. Kelly confides that the wedding cakes are always transported to the venue in separate layers before they are assembled on-site. There is a separate cake kept in the kitchens – all the same flavours and frosting chosen by the couple – that’s served to the guests after the official cutting of the cake.
There were no old-fashioned cake toppers on the wedding cakes, but the couple did have their initials in gold on top of the cakes for the traditional wedding.
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Kelly estimates that it took 15 people to make all of the cakes, both those on display and the cake served to the wedding guests.
If she had to guess, they used well over 1,000 eggs to make all that deliciousness.
This is not the first celebrity celebration that Kelly Jayne’s Cake Boutique has baked for; they also made Winnie Mandela 80th birthday cake and baked a special cake for Carte Blanche as well.
Kelly says the most common favour that couples ask for is carrot cake.