Want to see what $52 million worth of wedding cake looks like?

Cake, a bakery in Chester, England, has created what is reportedly the world's most expensive wedding cake, valued at £34 million (that's about $52.7 million). The eight-tiered confection is decorated with more than 4,000 diamonds and will be on display (then eaten!) at the National Gay Wedding Show in Liverpool on March 3. Here's a photo Cake tweeted Friday:


The previous record-holder was a cake valued at $20 million, baked by Beverly Hills' La Patisserie Artistique. In 2011, The Knot estimated that the average cost of a wedding cake was $540.

Check out more record-breaking wedding statistics in the slideshow below.

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  • Longest Marriage

    <a href="http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-1/longest-marriage-/">Herbert Fisher and Zelmyra Fisher</a> were married from May 13, 1924 until Herbert's death on February 27, 2011 -- 86 years, 9 months, and 16 days.

  • Most Liked Facebook Post

    Mark Zuckerberg's announcement of his <a href="http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2012/5/likes-marriage-mark-zuckerberg-sets-world-record-with-wedding-announcement-42019/">marriage to longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan</a> garnered 1,045,272 likes.

  • Most Expensive Pet Wedding

    The <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/07/nyc-dog-wedding-sets-a-new-world-record/">"wedding"</a> between Chilly Pasternak, a poodle from Richmond, Virginia, left, and Baby Hope Diamond, a Coton de Tulear from New York, right, cost $270,000.

  • Longest Wedding Dress Train

    In this photo from March 2012, model Emma Dumitrescu poses in Bucharest, Romania to show off the world's <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/weirdnewsvideo/9157459/3000m-wedding-dress-train-sets-Guinness-world-record-in-Romania.html">longest wedding dress train</a>, at 1.86 miles long.

  • Oldest Combined Age Of A Couple On Their Wedding Day

    On Leap Day 2012, 95-year-old Lillian Hartley <a href="http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-03-01/leap-day-guinness-record-wedding/53310856/1">married</a> 98-year-old Allan Marks for a combined age of 193 years, eight months, and three days old.

  • Largest Underwater Wedding

    The <a href="http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-1/largest-wedding-underwater/">underwater wedding</a> between Polish couple Ewa Staronska and Pawel Burkoski was attended by 303 divers. (See photos <a href="http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2012/10/images-of-the-week-october-5-45232/" target="_hplink">here</a>).

  • Fastest Wedding Chapel

    Rev. Darrell Best converted his 1940s fire truck into a <a href="http://newslite.tv/2011/09/15/the-worlds-fastest-wedding-cha.html">mobile wedding chapel</a>, which can reach speeds of 62 miles per hour. (See a photo <a href="http://newslite.tv/2011/09/15/the-worlds-fastest-wedding-cha.html" target="_hplink">here</a>).

  • Tallest Married Couple

    Anna Hanen Swan, 7' 5.5'' tall, married Martin van Buren Bates, 7' 2.5'' tall in 1871, for a <a href="http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-3000/tallest-married-couple/">total height</a> of 14 ft. 8 in. tall. (See a photo of the couple <a href="http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/eppp-archive/100/200/301/ic/can_digital_collections/aswan/story/wedding.htm" target="_hplink">here</a>).

  • Most Bridesmaids

    Jill Stapleton's <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/15/most-bridesmaids-record-b_n_613051.html">110 dance students</a> served as bridesmaids at her wedding in 2010. (See a video of the wedding <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/15/most-bridesmaids-record-b_n_613051.html" target="_hplink">here</a>).

  • Largest Wedding Photo Album

    The <a href="http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/chennai/guinness-record-largest-wedding-album-unveiled-matrimony-day-562">largest wedding photo album</a> features photos of more than 250 Indian couples and is 13 feet wide and 17 feet long. (See a photo <a href="http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/chennai/guinness-record-largest-wedding-album-unveiled-matrimony-day-562" target="_hplink">here</a>).

  • Largest Wedding Cake

    The world's <a href="http://news.ca.msn.com/royal-wedding/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=28303324&page=6">largest wedding cake</a> weighs in at 15,032 lbs and was made by chefs at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino in Connecticut. (See a photo <a href="http://news.ca.msn.com/royal-wedding/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=28303324&page=6" target="_hplink">here</a>).

  • Most Marriage Vow Renewals

    Lauren Lubeck Blair and David E. Hough Blair have <a href="http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-3000/most-marriage-vows-renewals-same-couple/">married each other</a> 101 times. (See a photo of the couple <a href="http://weirdnews.about.com/od/weirdphotos/ig/New-World-Records/Most-Marriage-Vow-Renewals.htm" target="_hplink">here</a>).

  • Largest Wedding Bouquet

    Made of 1,500 flowers, the <a href="http://news.ca.msn.com/royal-wedding/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=28303324&page=5">largest wedding bouquet</a> weighed more than 200 lbs. (See the bouquet <a href="http://news.ca.msn.com/royal-wedding/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=28303324&page=5" target="_hplink">here</a>).

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