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West Salem bakers put their hearts into huge wedding cake


West Salem, WI (WXOW) If you've ever planned a wedding you know besides finding "the" dress, one of the most important details is choosing a cake. A West Salem bakery took on a huge order earlier this month baking a cake big enough to feed more than 1,000 guests.

It was a challenge the bakers put their whole hearts into.

Her paint brush is a zip lock bag. Her canvas is cake. Mindy Krueck's artwork is equal parts delicate and delicious. The Linda's Bakery cake decorator makes a living transforming frosting into edible works of art. But this order, well, takes the cake. "I would say it's the equivalent to 5 normal wedding cakes." Mindy told News 19.

The bride wanted grand. A tall order, but one bakery owners Marc and Sue Anderson "kneaded" to take on. Marc recalls"There was really no negotiating with her at all." You see when you're the baker's daughter you really can have your cake and eat it too.

This twenty layer, seven flavor, colossal creation can feed close to 15-hundred wedding guests. "I would say there are going to be 3-4 pieces per person." say bride Heather Anderson.  The blushing bride admits it's over the top, way over the top, but it's not an original. Heather's cake is a replica of the cake her parent's baked for their own wedding 26 years ago. Heather's mom Sue says "Its just neat to finally get to do it for my girl."

Both mom and daughter are hopeful the family recipe will lead to another marriage as sweet as the first. "They always get along. They know how to work together as a team, and if I have a marriage like them it's going to be great." says Heather.

Just like a good cake a good marriage needs all the right ingredients. Marc, the bride's father, knows exactly what both need. "The special ingredient would definitely be love."

On their wedding day this lovely served up a slice of the sweet life.

We spoke with Heather's mom Sue after the wedding. The guests must have liked the cake. Sue counted, there were just 15 slices of cake left at the end of the reception.

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