Wedding cake to feed 5,000 given to charity

The spectacular wedding cake

Chloe Mitchell and Pippa Regan from Bolton Lads and Girls Club are given portions of the cake by Irfan Akram

Some of the wedding cake goes to Bolton Hospice

Bilal Akram and Khair Un Nisar at their wedding

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , business editor

A NEWLY-married couple have shared their enormous wedding cake with their “Bolton family”.

The cake, big enough to feed 5,000 people, has been shared out between seven local charities after the wedding of law firm director Bilal Akram and Khair Un Nisar on Sunday.

Up to 2,000 guests attended the wedding of the couple at the 3D Centre in Bella Street, Bolton, on Sunday.

Now, 25-year-old Mr Akram, who is compliance director of Asons in Bark Street, and his 21-year-old wife, have donated portions of the cake to Bolton CVS, based at Bolton Growth Hub, Bolton Hospice, Urban Outreach (the Foodbank), the YMCA, Homestart Bolton, Bolton Lads and Girls Club, and Bolton Women’s Refuge.

The multi-tier cake stood 10ft tall with a base measuring five feet and was the centre piece of the banquet.

Mr Akram said: “My wife and I had a fantastic time on Sunday. Family is everything. Our local charities, volunteers and support groups are like an extension of family for many people, providing critical support to those people in Bolton who really need it, whether it be our children, grandparents, or friends.

“That takes a lot of hard work that goes largely unseen. We donated our wedding cake to those people who do so much for so many. If it put a smile on people’s faces, it makes it all worth it.”

Guests flew from Pakistan, Germany, Spain, France and Portugal as well as travelling from across the UK to attend the society-style wedding at the weekend.

Luxury cars, including Rolls Royce Phantoms, Bentleys and Porsches were parked outside the 3D Centre.

Mr Akram is the most recent addition to the board at Asons, joining his brothers Kamran and Imran, who also run the firm. The couple are honeymooning in Dubai and Malaysia before travelling to Saudi Arabia for a holy pilgrimage.

A 10FT CELEBRATION CAKE WITH A DIFFERENCE

  • The cake was made by a “top secret” midlands company, which also makes cakes for Harrods.
  • The base was five feet wide and there were seven tiers in total — each tier measuring one foot thick.
  • The total height of cake was 10ft.
  • Flavours were chocolate, red velvet, madera and walnut.
  • The design on the cake was made to match the stage decor and all elements of the sweet creation were handmade.
  • The cake was driven to the venue at 7am on the day of wedding and it took four hours to assemble it on site.

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8:36pm Fri 18 Apr 14

OriginalAngryDad says...

Articles like this rubbish and the one on their wedding should have a disclaimer at the top saying "This is a commercial presentation on behalf of Asons Solicitors" like they have to do on TV.

A generous act no doubt, but hardly altruistic in nature........
Articles like this rubbish and the one on their wedding should have a disclaimer at the top saying "This is a commercial presentation on behalf of Asons Solicitors" like they have to do on TV. A generous act no doubt, but hardly altruistic in nature........ OriginalAngryDad
  • Score: 16

8:42pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Our streets says...

Haters will always hate!!
Jealousy is going to make quiet a few people physically sick!!
Serves them right!!
Well done Asons keep up the good work!
Haters will always hate!! Jealousy is going to make quiet a few people physically sick!! Serves them right!! Well done Asons keep up the good work! Our streets
  • Score: -15

8:55pm Fri 18 Apr 14

OriginalAngryDad says...

I'm not "hating" anybody.

I'm merely expressing my opinion that, given some of the gushing language used by the journalists, the Bolton News seems to be in love with this firm and is prepared to give them free advertising.
I'm not "hating" anybody. I'm merely expressing my opinion that, given some of the gushing language used by the journalists, the Bolton News seems to be in love with this firm and is prepared to give them free advertising. OriginalAngryDad
  • Score: 13

9:02pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Our streets says...

When was the last time a individual donated a wedding cake this large?
So what if they get some exposure good on them!!
When was the last time a individual donated a wedding cake this large? So what if they get some exposure good on them!! Our streets
  • Score: 5

10:13pm Fri 18 Apr 14

ccjone says...

Patronising!!
Patronising!! ccjone
  • Score: -6

10:58pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Tim Burr says...

Jesus did it with five loaves of bread and two fish...I wonder if he was met wit the same hostility shown in some of the comments here?
Jesus did it with five loaves of bread and two fish...I wonder if he was met wit the same hostility shown in some of the comments here? Tim Burr
  • Score: 19

6:14am Sat 19 Apr 14

Our streets says...

Some of these haters on here should look beyond & think of the charities that's going to benefit !!
Which someone of you or someone in the family might have to use in the future!
Some of these haters on here should look beyond & think of the charities that's going to benefit !! Which someone of you or someone in the family might have to use in the future! Our streets
  • Score: 3

11:42am Sun 20 Apr 14

VIGILANTE VIC says...

Tim Burr wrote:
Jesus did it with five loaves of bread and two fish...I wonder if he was met wit the same hostility shown in some of the comments here?
I DON'T THINK JESUS HAD A BUSINESS TO PROMOTE AT THE TIME :-)
[quote][p][bold]Tim Burr[/bold] wrote: Jesus did it with five loaves of bread and two fish...I wonder if he was met wit the same hostility shown in some of the comments here?[/p][/quote]I DON'T THINK JESUS HAD A BUSINESS TO PROMOTE AT THE TIME :-) VIGILANTE VIC
  • Score: 0

12:33pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Lancashire always says...

VIGILANTE VIC wrote:
Tim Burr wrote:
Jesus did it with five loaves of bread and two fish...I wonder if he was met wit the same hostility shown in some of the comments here?
I DON'T THINK JESUS HAD A BUSINESS TO PROMOTE AT THE TIME :-)
Yes he did that's why we are having Easter eggs today,
[quote][p][bold]VIGILANTE VIC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tim Burr[/bold] wrote: Jesus did it with five loaves of bread and two fish...I wonder if he was met wit the same hostility shown in some of the comments here?[/p][/quote]I DON'T THINK JESUS HAD A BUSINESS TO PROMOTE AT THE TIME :-)[/p][/quote]Yes he did that's why we are having Easter eggs today, Lancashire always
  • Score: 2

12:53pm Sun 20 Apr 14

VIGILANTE VIC says...

Lancashire always wrote:
VIGILANTE VIC wrote:
Tim Burr wrote:
Jesus did it with five loaves of bread and two fish...I wonder if he was met wit the same hostility shown in some of the comments here?
I DON'T THINK JESUS HAD A BUSINESS TO PROMOTE AT THE TIME :-)
Yes he did that's why we are having Easter eggs today,
OH YES SORRY MY MISTAKE, I DO REMEMBER NOW READING SOMETHING ABOUT A CHOCOLATE MAKING MACHINE IN THE BIBLE :-)
[quote][p][bold]Lancashire always[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VIGILANTE VIC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tim Burr[/bold] wrote: Jesus did it with five loaves of bread and two fish...I wonder if he was met wit the same hostility shown in some of the comments here?[/p][/quote]I DON'T THINK JESUS HAD A BUSINESS TO PROMOTE AT THE TIME :-)[/p][/quote]Yes he did that's why we are having Easter eggs today,[/p][/quote]OH YES SORRY MY MISTAKE, I DO REMEMBER NOW READING SOMETHING ABOUT A CHOCOLATE MAKING MACHINE IN THE BIBLE :-) VIGILANTE VIC
  • Score: 0

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