7M-peso 12-foot high wedding cake of Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera baffles the world!

The wedding cake of Filipino starlets DingDong Dantes and Marian Rivera may have set a world record for biggest cake actually used in a wedding reception! A photo of said cake tweeted by a certain @yziimanabat was picked up by the British tabloid Daily Mirror after it reportedly became the “top trend” and “baffled half the world”.

The Guinness Book of World Records currently awards the accolade of “biggest wedding cake ever” to a six ton masterpiece made in New England, USA, in 2004, but the three biggest wedding cakes ever made were made for presentation purposes only, and not for an actual wedding.

It means that guests of Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes, whose wedding took place today, could be consuming the biggest wedding cake ever ordered.


The cake was said to be worth 7 million pesos (more than USD150,000). According to an ABS-CBN News report, the cake which was “decorated with Swarovski crystals and was 3D-mapped for projected CG effects” was baked by Philippine fast food chain Goldilocks which the groom, Dantes, currently endorses (see video below).

The Philippines’ top socio-cultural commentators and thought leaders have slammed the event as an obnoxious affront to good taste with regard to the Philippines being one of the world’s most impoverished nations although the legions of Dantes and Rivera fans who mostly belong to the low-end “C-D Crowd” demographic have defended the occasion saying that the couple have every right to spend their “hard-earned” money whatever way they see fit.

The Philippines is known for a celebrity culture that feeds upon mediocre television and cinema fare. In a 16th June 2006 article published on the Inquirer, noted columnist Isagani Cruz wrote (quoted on page 60 Get Real Philippines Book 1)…

The Philippine entertainment industry is not only a vast wasteland, as television has been described in America, but a vicious instrument for the abatement of the nation’s intelligence. The shows it offers for the supposed recreation of the people are generally vulgar and smutty, usually with some little moral lesson inserted to make them look respectable, but offensive nonetheless. On the whole, they are obnoxious and unwholesome and deserve to be trashed.

The indiscriminate audience eagerly laps them up because it has not been taught to be selective and more demanding of better quality shows for their pastime. In fact, the easily satisfied fans have been taught the exact opposite reaction — to accept whatever garbage the industry offers them and, to add insult to their injury, to pay for it too.

The leaders of the entertainment industry are supposed to be responsible people but they have evaded their duty to elevate the taste of their mostly unthinking supporters. They have instead cheapened them into a mass of automated individuals whose ultimate joy is to roll up in the aisles at the lewd jokes of potential senators.

Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III was also a guest at this wedding and served as a “special witness” to the ceremony.

[Featured thumbnail photo courtesy @kaiiheartsyow posting on Twitter.]


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124 Comments on "7M-peso 12-foot high wedding cake of Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera baffles the world!"

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That’s it i’m unfollowing your page on facebook. Jesus christ GRP, i’ve been annoyed by some of your posts in the past, but this takes the cake already. (Pun intended). Why dwell on this topic when there are other issues at hand. I’m definitely not a fan of these two, in fact i can’t stand anything about pinoy showbusiness. Which is the primary reason i’m unfollowing you guys. I can’t stand seeing all these showbiz stuff on my feed.


Benign0, i know u. u seem to focus on personalities like jim paredes, etc. u are maybe just like them, elitist, smallminded, hypocritical, with hidden agenda like bongbong marcos


Wtf, look at ur ads? exploitative just like grand weddings


I imagine more British readers would be amused by the revelation that DingDong is a legitimate name over in these parts, especially considering that a far right party had to issue an apology recently when one of its members disparagingly referred to a Thai woman as ‘Ting Tong.’

Jun Manacsa

Just read it, enjoy (or curse if you prefer) but then, move on with your lives. You don’t read and like articles just because it conforms with your beliefs, wants and needs. If that is the case, then just write your own stuff and read it over and over and over again to your heart’s content.

Askhowl Mindiro

This blog is trying to earn money from Google AdSense. Good luck with that. Bunch of cheapo writers trying to make a living by making sawsaw on everything. And man, your facts aren’t valid. Slammed daw bay top socio-cultural commentators. Haha.

Sad article

I find this article really distasteful. It just shows the author’s naivete on the actual impact of the wedding. Yes it is lavish, yes they have money, but it’s not like they stole it from the general public. If anything hosting a big event like this gave opportunities for employers to make money off of it. Sigh to jealousy and bitterness.


I have very high regards with GRP. I am a huge fan. But this is going nowhere. What’s the point of ur headline? Enough. Move on. If it is people’s money then we should all curse them. Enough of this crap.

Lol this is really stupid. A group of writers writing without accuracy or reliability in a website that tries too hard to be relevant. Can you be more patethic? You also tried to put in some things that are supposed to be “facts” in your article which obviously are products of your own bitterness and denial of reality. Before you give figures or whatever, please make sure they are real. Before you say words that are demeaning to anyone, please make sure that they are at least a teeny bit based on reality. And before you say words that make… Read more »
Dale Jose Gozar
People don’t let jealousy or envy get the best of you! please focus on the politicians. Couple have yet signify intention to enter politics, so let us not kill the joy & happiness of the newly wed. “Why is everybody so serious? It’s not about the money, money, money We just wanna make the world dance Forget about the price tag” by Jessie J – Price Tag If it’s not about the money – what is it about? 1. To make money circulate, create financial or economic acitivity and provide work or employment to many. 2. Strive for Excellence –… Read more »
from this article: “…regard to the Philippines being one of the world’s most impoverished nations” -what is your source? according to imf (posted in gfmag.com), we are #58. india is 55. china is 95. 20 poorest nations mainly consist of african nations, including 2 asian (afghanistan and nepal). UN (posted by nationsonline.org) did not even include phl as one of the least developed nations. phl among the most impoverished nations? yeah right. still from here: “the legions of Dantes and Rivera fans who mostly belong to the low-end ‘C-D Crowd’ demographic have defended the occasion saying that the couple have… Read more »

They will have a good life of 5 years then surely separate, you know What i mean its just entertainment. trust me.


wheres the video of the cake? i only see dingdong eating chicken.. LOL


This post left a bad taste in my mouth much like that other article written by Ilda on the same event


This isn’t about they have money or what not. This is about decency and common sense. Wedding is supposed to be private and within the boundary of friends and family. And preferably at a price that is humane.

You don’t see billionaires throwing lavish wedding all around the world. If they did we (the public) probably won’t know about it. It is only in the Philippines where celebrities or famous people outdoing each others’ wedding or proposal. It is mind boggling. Decadence at its worst!


Goodluck! just peeking though. Haha!


I wonder how much mileage will Goldilocks get from this? Also, if that cake was never all eaten (chances are it wasn’t), will they just throw away the remains? It would’ve been better if they gave the leftovers to street children outside. If they did already, then that’s nice.


Ask yourselves before posting anything:

1. “Does anyone, especially the parties involved, about, care what I think?”

2. “Will this make me rich and make my life better?”

If you answered at least 1 with NO, well then …


Bakit kaya pikon ang pinoy?