A Texas couple recently took “till death do us part” to a whole new level with a wedding cake modeled after their own severed heads. Natalie Sideserf, 28, cake artist and owner of Sideserf Cake Studio, wanted an over-the-top cake to match her wedding in Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse, a movie theater that serves food and alcohol. Because her fiancé David Sideserf, 30, loved scary movies and the ceremony was near Halloween, she came up with the untraditional idea.
“We were watching a horror movie, and I was always interested in sculpting lifelike cakes, especially in the face, so I thought, ‘How neat would it be if I did our severed heads?’” Sideserf said. “And Dave was like, ‘That would be amazing.’”
The confection took Sideserf around 40 hours to create, and had a surprise inside — confetti vanilla cake. “I wanted to do something a little goofy and funny, so when you cut into it, it had a bunch of different colors,” she said. It was all topped with vanilla buttercream frosting and modeling chocolate.
For the most part, guests’ reactions were positive and awe-filled, Sideserf said. “I didn’t tell anybody about it, so it made it really interesting to see people’s reactions,” she explained. “Everybody was shocked and loved it.”
Except one at first.
“My grandma did look twice, but in the end she said she appreciated the detail and how realistic it was.”