In a day and age when over-the-top weddings are becoming more and more commonplace, a new cake design concept has come along to take them to the upper echelon.

From the very first glance, the cake shown above appears to be, well, unremarkable as far as modern wedding cakes go. A few solid-white tiers, a cozy castle on top, and no additional decadent frills whatsoever.

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Then the magic happens.


In the blink of an eye the wedding cake comes alive as Disney's Tinker Bell freely flutters across the frosting. What once looked like a blank canvas of confection has miraculously turned into a pixie dust motion picture in an instant. So how did it happen? As it turns out, the "magical" images are being projected onto this masterpiece like a movie screen, via a technology called projection mapping.

Projection mapping is nothing like you'd see in a movie theater. Where typical projectors project images onto flat screens, projection mapping allows images to be displayed on any 3-D surface. In this instance, the technology was used to turn a plain, motionless wedding cake into an entrancing display right before our eyes.

This Disney fairy tale cake is a unique approach that brings both wonderment and joy to a wedding tradition that was in dire need of an elegant spark. Of course, once the cake gets devoured by the guests, the magic is lost (or at least the projection "screen"). No matter, pushing the envelope in entertainment creativity should always be rewarded, especially when it involves something as special as a wedding and as delicious as a cake.

Yes, this wedding cake is edible, though this exact cake can only be purchased at Walt Disney World. Based on the 2 million views the video below has received since it was uploaded to the Inside The Magic YouTube page in September 2014, however, it's only a matter of time before this wedding cake technology becomes more common, and eventually, even more imaginative.