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Cake on the ceiling! The story behind Kaley Cuoco's wedding treat

Jan. 6, 2014 at 2:14 PM ET

Kaley Cuoco clearly did not want a traditional wedding.

Not only did the “Big Bang Theory” star ditch the white dress and go for a pink Vera Wang gown for her New Year’s Eve nuptials to Ryan Sweeting, but she also decided to turn her wedding cake upside down too.

“TY to #thebutterend for creating our magical chandelier cake. Literally hanging above us. EPIC,” Cuoco wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of the six-tiered cake dangling from a chandelier behind the newlyweds.

The cake was created by Kimberly Bailey, owner of The Butter End Cakery in Santa Monica, Calif., who cancelled her holiday vacation to Australia to produce the over-the-top creation.

“When Kaley told me there were going to be chandeliers all over the place, I had a vision,” Bailey told TODAY.com. Originally she thought of putting the cake on top of the chandelier, but later began thinking about the cake acting as an extension of the chandelier below.

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“I told Kaley what I was thinking and she kind of lost her mind,” Bailey said. “It was one of those times where you say something, then think ‘What did I just do?’”

To construct the cake, Bailey ran a pole through the center which attached to the chandelier, and added planks to each tier to keep them from pressing against each other. She then attached sandbags to the chandelier to help it hold the weight of the cake.

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“We were kind of praying on site,” she said after finishing the cake’s two-hour installation. When the time came to cut it, Cuoco and her fiancé took turns steadying the cake by holding the bottom. Fortunately, it never came crashing down.

Since Cuoco posted the photo, Bailey says her bakery has been inundated with calls, from Michigan to Mexico, to recreate the chandelier cake. Just add it to the list of cool celebrity trends, like Keira Knightley’s recycled Chanel dress, Stevie Nicks officiating and Jon Bon Jovi walking fans down the aisle. 

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