How Did Kaley Cuoco Get Her Wedding Cake to Hang From a Chandelier?

01/02/2014 at 02:51 PM ET

Kaley Cuoco Wedding Cake
Courtesy Kaley Cuoco

We’d like you to stop whatever you’re doing right now and take a moment to stare at Kaley Cuoco‘s wedding cake.

Done? Okay, let’s discuss. How did the star—who got married to Ryan Sweeting in a fire-and-ice-themed ceremony on New Year’s Eve—get a six-tiered cake to dangle from a crystal chandelier?

“TY to #thebutterend for creating our magical chandelier cake. Literally hanging above us. EPIC,” Cuoco posted on Instagram with the above photo, referring to The Butter End Cakery in L.A.

The original plan for Cuoco’s wedding was to lower the chandelier almost to the ground and put the cake upright on top of it, says Butter End owner Kimberly Bailey, who has also done cakes for Drew Barrymore and the casts of How I Met Your Mother and Parks and Recreation. “But I had this vision: What if the chandelier was high and the cake was underneath it? So I told Kaley and she kind of lost it. She got very excited and said, ‘How do we even do that?'”

The answer: a few trips to Home Depot, a custom rigging built with event rental company Rrivere Works and enough sandbags to match the weight of the cake, which boasted a 27-inch bottom layer (nearly double the size of a standard tiered cake) and was covered in heavy rhinestones.

“We hung sandbags off of the chandelier to see how much weight it would bear,” Bailey says. When they finally attached the cake, it wasn’t just for show: It was stable enough to be cut and eaten. “If you look at the second to bottom tier, there’s a big hole in it,” Bailey says. “That’s where she cut it. They cut it, they ate it.”

The two-flavor cake—almond with toasted almond cream cheese buttercream frosting and chocolate almond cherry with cherry cream cheese buttercream frosting—sounds as good as it looks, but it almost didn’t happen: Bailey typically shuts down the bakery between Christmas and New Year’s Day to go on vacation. When Cuoco’s team called her a few months ago, she was looking at flights to Australia.

“It was a secret it was going to be a wedding,” Bailey says. “But they said the magic words: ‘She wants it to be over the top.’ I said, ‘Damn you, you just said the magic words.’ So that was it. I canceled my vacation.”

UPDATE: So many people have been asking about the cake, Cuoco tweeted this:

—Marissa Conrad

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

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lucasmom on

The cake looks beautiful just on its own and right-side up. I don’t get the purpose if upside down and hanging from a chandelier….kinda silly.

Hippychk13 on

Actually People, you should file that under the dumbest idea.

Theresa on

I think I’ve seen it all now.

Becky on

It’s a very pretty cake, but kind of silly..

Guest on

Love it! Such a cool idea and it looks amazing!!

Anonymous on

I can’t wait for these two to divorce

rose on

That’s the silliest thing I’ve ever seen.

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