Remember a while back when Disney was making waves in tech circles for, well, food reasons?
At that time, several tech outlets were all abuzz with the news that Disney had filed a patent application for an “interactive cake”. We did a post about what seemed like a fun adventure with food, since we couldn’t figure out how we’d approach interacting with a cake (other than eating it with wild abandon, of course), we studied the pics and did our best to imagine the end result.
Well, this week, Disney has finally let the cat out of the bag as it introduced Disney Wedding Cake Projection Cake Mapping at its Fairytale Weddings Expo.
And it actually looks pretty cool.
Basically, Disney has taken technology that looks similar to what it uses in its nightly slideshows at Magic Kingdom and Disneyland, and reduced it in size. The video sequence is then projected on the blank slate of a wedding cake.
Couples still have the option to customize the inside of the cake with delicious fillings and flavors. The video is customizable as well, with the aim to tell a couple’s unique story.
Want to see the effect in action? Check out these videos
for a cool demonstration of the technology! The first one is a Disney-made promo of the system. The second is from someone who saw the technology at a recent expo.
Currently, guests who would like to add Cake Mapping to their wedding festivities will need to book their special day at the Walt Disney World Resort, and opt for a Wishes Collection wedding.
It will be interesting to see how Disney applies the technology in the future, and if Cake Mapping will be the Next Big Thing for big celebrations. I’m wondering how we might be able to Cake Map my next Butterfinger Cupcake.
Does Cake Mapping bring additional WOW factor to a Disney wedding, do you think? Let us know your thoughts in comments below!