Friday, January 11, 2008

You may now EAT the Bride

You may now eat the bride?!?!!!? Well, literally. Thats what caught my eyes when I saw this African couple on Page 2 of the evening papers today. In my mind, I was subconciously saying "What have we done now?" We Africans never seeem to make the headlines unless its bad news.

The Wedding Cake




Well, it wasnt bad news this time. Chidi Ogbuta and her partner Innocent who tied the knot in September 2007 at Dallas had made a life size replica of the bride for their wedding cake!! So you could say all guest at their wedding reception -literally ate the bride after a beach front wedding and horse drawn carriage ride to the reception.


The Happy Couple Cutting thier cake



If she wanted to make the headlines and have an unforgettable wedding, she sure did cos I googled her name and sure enough, found several pictures of her and her cake. According to the bride, having a replica cake had always been a fantasy of hers and a childhood dream which came true for her at her wedding and newspaper critics reacted and said " It's kinda weird to see a picture of her husband cutting into her with a knife, but it's really hard to be mad at her........"





I must say the concept was original and innovative and the bride got her heart's desire but a lifesize replica of myself as my wedding cake is definitely not my style. Wishing the lovely couple a happy married life. Other pictures of their wedding cake can be found HERE and HERE.

30 comments:

  1. lolllllllll...

    weird, but errrmmm innovative and a lil cute...u really can't be mad at the bride!

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  2. they sure did make headlinez,i was reading about them today in the papers

    they made news down here in the uk..

    like the way u dropped the "disipline in ure comment"lol

    im a boy btw::ure the 2nd person today

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  3. its kl girl..thats my wife thats why the pik is there..lol

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  4. lol....dammmm as soon as I saw Fresh n fabs comment that he is a guy I forgot my original comment.....you are??????

    Ok the naija babe and her cake...looks kind of freaky...but hey its her wedding...

    how are you doing girl???

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  5. Yeah... innovative... but weird... totally not my style... a 10 tier cake will be more up my lane.. lol...really... and her husband was cutting into it! - Murder he wrote!... lmao!

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  6. hmmmnnn...weird...she's had this dream since childhood?...strange...

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  7. lol that is so weird. What was she thinking and if she looks exactly like the cake then i'm sorry to say but she is ugly, why is the cheek so bad?(i'm going crazy about the pic so i'm rambling).
    At last u updated calabar gal...wheew!

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  8. gosh i was ahsamed when i was reading it in the metro yesterday...... why o why, do people choose to do insane things. Geez

    Thanks for stopping bu mine. Happy new year!!!

    xxx

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  9. hey CG happy new year. that's quite a cake. eating myself has never really been a fantasy of mine. :)

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  10. lol,lol,lol

    Wonder what it'll be next....

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  11. Happy New Year!!!!!!! Calabar gal, na wa, this ur blogging, its so frequent! :) i missed u. 08 will be a better year! say amen!

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  12. lol..i Saw this cake in one of wedding vouges blogs. no offence ooh but i think it is just toooo OTT.

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  13. Ha Ha....

    The husband could literally stab his wife....legally !! The one and only time he can do so....

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  14. hahah, saw the article myself on CNN and couldn't resist blogging about it immediately - not a detailed blog like yours though.

    as they say, "different cakes for different people"

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  15. okay, now I think I've officially seen it all! Happy New Year!

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  16. Weird? Understatement of the year...it is creepy! *Shivers* I'm having goose bumps all over. I'll pass, thank you!

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  17. naija chickito....... u just said u hate this cake in 5 different ways. TALENTED. lol.....

    this cake is erm...wots the word....CREEPY!!!!!

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  18. LOL..you gotta be kidding me! Weird! NO-NO for me....

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  19. the cake is really creepy as naija Chickito said...and that knife in her part my just turn out to be real...

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  20. Oh my goodness...that is one of the most bizarre things I have ever come across. I am curious to know how the guest reacted when the clapped eyes on this life size image of the bride wedding cake. Like the French say - Chacun à son goût but this is definitely not something I would have explored. They score points for originality though

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  21. Whyyy??? as in, whyyyy??? I wonder how long it took to make the cake. The baker did an excellent job though.

    Kinda reminds me of the couple in naija that built a plane on top of their house.

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  22. Everytime i see this, i cant get over it...Not my thing but hey she fulfilled her dream right?

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  23. Gal,

    U'r doing a very great job here, keep it up!

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  24. Thank God the cake does not really look like the bride. The cake reminds me of Eddie Murphy's wife in Norbit. What is her name again o?

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  25. This is just so weird, but hey, whatever makes them happy...

    CG, there is a CARNIVAL going on at my blog (daddysgirlandlovingit.blogspot.com) next week, where we will get to share their 'odes' to their bodies. It will be fun and also very thought-provoking. We will all get to vote for our favourite ode, and the winner will get a prize. Check out my blog for more... and participate!!! Either by writing and submitting an ode (daddysgirlali@gmail.com) or commenting and voting when the Carnival kicks off... and please help to spread the word!!! Thanks

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  26. Happy New Year CG!
    This story makes me laugh so hard, especially when i realized it was a nigeriaan chick.
    **shakes head**

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  27. very weird indeed!!!
    lol...but i'm happy she got her heart desires...thats all that really matters on your wedding day!!!

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  28. My first thought was that she had to be Nigerian. And then, it's her wedding and she's got every right to have her fantasies fulfilled. Good for her!

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