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Renat Agzamov makes Kazakh wedding cake palace worth £128k

Thursday 08/February/2018 - 10:47 AM
Sada El Balad
Edited by: Yara Sameh

Guests at this lavish wedding might have bitten off more than they could chew after being dished up a 13 foot cake worth an estimated £128،000، daily mail reported.

The impressive cake was made by former Russian championship boxer-turned confectioner Renat Agzamov for the star-studded wedding of a niece of Kazakstan's president to the son of an oligarch.

The talented baker has reportedly made over 2،700 cakes in his life with his passion for cakes beginning at age seven.

The hugely impressive cake is styled into the shape of a castle، with no effort being spared on the intricate details، which included a horse-drawn carriage، arch-shaped windows and figurines on a balcony near the top of the cake - all weighing an impressive 1.5 tons.

The boxer turned confectioner is no stranger to high-profile weddings. Last year، Agzamov wowed guests at the wedding of Madina Shokirova، daughter of oil tycoon Ilkhom Shokirova، with a 10ft tiered cake that took three men to carry.

The lavish wedding was reportedly that of Amirzhan Seitzhanov، grandson of oligarch Serikzhan Seitzhanov and Aruzhan Satybaldy، the daughter of Kairat Satybaldy.

The wedding، held at the luxury Rixos hotel in Shymkent، Kazakhstan، was attended by prominent Kazakh politicians and other VIPs from Arabic nations. Undefeated world middleweight boxing Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin، a Kazakh national hero، was also in attendance after flying back from his home in the US.

A video online showed a horse-drawn carriage moving around the cake and dropping off a couple holding hands outside the gates of the castle، which was meant to represent the couple.

Although there were reports that the cake cost as much as £128،000، Agzamov refused to disclose the official price.

The cake has drawn praise and criticism online for its extravagance، with some believing a cake worth such vasts sums of money could 'so easily wasted could have been fairly earned'.

The social media user added: 'Those who start their businesses from scratch and work hard to reach something will never throw [millions of tenges] into the toilet in one day.'

One user named Aibar Anaiuly added: 'It's okay if the cake cost even 100 million tenges (about $310،000). The issue is [not the amount but rather that] the money should have been paid to Kazakhstan citizens [in making the cake].

'The money should not have gone out of the country. It should have been distributed among our cooks، etc.'

a passion for life. Here، a deep-red crown design and right، a floral wedding cake

However the deputy chairman of the country's Mazhlis، Vladimir Bozhko، said that people should not cricitise the cake as he claimed it had already been paid for.

He said: 'If he himself earned this money، why can he not spend it on the wedding?

'He has the possibility [to buy this cake]. What is his crime?'

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