Post # 1
Anyone making their own wedding and/or grooms cakes??? I am not a professional baker by any means, I just love to cook and part of my wedding day dream has always been to make my own cakes. I have made cakes for friends weddings and other occasions…. What do you all think?? Am I nuts???
Post # 3
Nuts? No way! We’re making all of our desserts, snacks and providing a few sides and entrees. The rest is pot luck. Not everyone’s style, I know. But I really prefer the idea of a cooperative party in the back yard to a catered affair.
Most of our guests don’t know each other, and food is a great way to bring people together. It’s a conversation starter, an “oh, wow, could I get this recipe from you?” sort of thing. And it guarantees that each person who brings something will have at least one thing they like to eat.
Post # 4
I so so so SO wish…but I have a feeling that the MOMENT I bring it up, it’ll be vetoed…
Making cakes is my THING. I make cakes for EVERY occasion in our family and to make my own wedding cake would absolutely thrill me. But I know my family will think I’m nutso!
Post # 5
I really really want to! I haven’t decided for sure yet, my FI thinks I’m slightly crazy but I think it’s totally doable.
Post # 6
My sister is making the bride’s cake and my mom is making the groom’s cake. I have never baked a cake on the other hand….haha. I am excited for it to be fatastic tasting cake, a lot cheaper, and for it to be something really special!
I say go for it!
Post # 7
@inky_1: Why would it be vetoed?
Post # 8
I am! Were making it two days before.
Post # 9
@inky_1: Yes my family thinks I’m nuts, but my FI LOVES the idea. When I first told him my idea, I was expecting the ‘are you nuts’ reaction but instead he says, as long as you make your tasty german chocolate cake and pecan pie and peach cobbler for me…. Me baking for my FI has always been a special thing for us. I always tell people be fell in love with my pecan before he fell in love with me because I baked him one the first time I ever cooked dinner for him (about 2 weeks after we started dating).. Ever since then, I’m in the kitchen making something sweet at least every other weekend if not every weekend! Needless to say we are definitely having a full spread of desserts
Post # 10
I did but it was different. My tiered cake was rice krispies which was a HUGE hit and theN I did little cakes baked in mason jars as our favors.
Post # 11
This is an old thread but I was going to start one with the same question. Is anyone else attempting their own cake? We’re having a casual morningish wedding (11:00am) so we’re doing a simple reception. My MIL is making cupcakes and I’m going to make a single BUNDT cake for our cake cutting.
I thought about attempting the groom’s cake too but it’s going to be complicated so I think I’m going to hire someone. We’re doing all the food and everything ourselves so it’ll be the only thing I’m hiring out for except photography. My fiance is a Marine so I’m going to surprise him with a cake that looks similiar to THIS.
Post # 12
I made my cake- a 2 layer marble mud with milk choc ganache in the middle of each layer, white choc ganache over the outside then covered in fondant. It was nice and simple, which was what I was after, and tasted amazing if I do say so myself- the whole top layer ended up not being cut (we weren’t planning on saving it, just worked out that way), and since we went on our honeymoon 2 days after, I froze it then defrosted once we got back, and enjoyed it soooooooo much!
Post # 13
Kudos to all of you ladies who are making your own!
I LOVE baking, but I think I’ll have all kinds of stress in the days leading up to the wedding, so we are getting all of our cupcakes, cake & edibles from bakeries.
Post # 14
Go for it, my chief BM is baking our cake. She offered so I couldn’t refuse, it’ll save us a ton of money.
Post # 15
I think the most difficult thing is organising the timing- I wouldn’t have needed any time off work except the day of if it weren’t for the cake, but with the cake, I got married on the Friday, so took some of tues afternoon to start baking the cakes (2 cakes for each layer, could do one of each layer side by side in the oven but no more), then the next afternoon to do the ganache, then the next morning to do the fondant.
Id never used fondant before making the cake, so I did get a little freaked out a few months beforehand and thought about getting someone else to make it, but I love baking and bake heaps, so it was a massive pride to do it myself, and I couldn’t justify paying someone else so much to do it!
Post # 16
I wish I could! But I know I’ll be too stressed that week to add another project to my list. But anyone who is taking this on should check out Smitten Kitchen’s blog posts about baking a wedding cake. There’s lots of great advice in there, and her wedding cake recipe is soo good. I made a smaller version of it for a friend’s informal reception and it was a hit!