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Marlins owner commissions stadium replica cake with 3,600 Swarovski crystals (pics)

Jeffrey Loria has one heckuva sweet tooth. And a ton of disposable income. To commemorate the grand opening of Marlins Park, the carnival show masquerading as a major league ballpark, on Thursday, Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria placed a call to Divine Delicacies, an über-bakery in town that creates stunning custom cakes.

Divine Delicacies certainly did not disappoint in this effort. The stadium cake replica, made with red velvet, guava cream cheese, vanilla rum, and marble chocolate batters, has a working retractable roof,  is adorned with 3,600 Swarovski crystals and is capable of feeding 800 people. Pretty snazzy. Sadly though, it appears that the nightmare fuel home run sculpture in center field did not make the cut. Nor did the aquarium backstops. Probably a good thing.

Via the Miami New Times (by way of Big League Stew/Deadspin)

“It took us two weeks just to work on the sugar parts of the cake,” said Divine Delicacies director of sales, Laura Candeau, “and two days for the bottom cake part.”

“It was an amazing experience and we felt very honored to be part of the grand opening on such a special day,” she said.

So, uh, did people actual eat it? Because if it had been up to me, I wouldn’t have cut into that confectionery monument and instead just kept opening and closing the retractable roof until it slid off in a mess of frosting and sugary goodness.