(Closed) Anyone making their own cake?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am having a family member make our cake. We are getting a cake kit from weddingfads.com. They have a lot of different kits and also separates to choose from. The kits come with everything you need.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had a friend that made her own cake and it wasnt that hard at all but we used fondant and stuck with basic shapes. We just covered it in fondant and cut out little circles and kept it pretty simple and it turned out beautiful. I would definitely do a trial run for some other occasion. Best of luck!!! 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You’re very talented! I’m pretty crafty and can do a lot of things but I wouldn’t dare try and make my own cake…I’m sure it would be a total disaster.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

BTW, your cake looks lovely. I am sure you wouldn’t have a problem making your own. If I were you though, I would have someone else make it for you though, so you don’t have to worry about it, along with everything else.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m making my own cake! Although, I’m going to have an actual bakery to pull it off… so it will be really quick. I tried making a 3 tier cake a few weeks ago for my grandfathers 70th at my mom’s place… oh my goodness. What a disaster. Within an hour of being assembled the top tier started sliding & I had to prop it up with folded carboard. The back of the cake looked like an axe murderer hacked at it!

It’s important to have all the right tools available to you ahead of time! Are you doing a tiered cake or are you going to put it on pedestals? Tiered cakes require more “construction” with dowels, etc. (which I didn’t do on the middle layer- hence the slippage!)

Another option would be to make fake tiers covered in fondant & only making one real layer to cut into… then you could serve your guests sheet cakes! You can find tons of cake dummies online. The best are the ones with the rounded edges. 🙂 

Good luck & keep us updated!! I’d love to see more of your cakes!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I always thought about making my own cupcakes and then just getting a bakery to do the tiny top cake for the cupcake stand..

Also, if you are a artsy crafter like I am, there are cheap cupcake stands at http://www.save-on-crafts.com/cupcakes3.html you just have to decorate them yourself!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Wow.. the only cakes i can make are funfetti pillsbury cakes. that picture is a nice cake! im jealous

Post # 10
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Honey bee

The cake has to be done last minute (no earlier than the day before the wedding at most) in order to be fresh. Plus you have to have someone who is skilled in that area to deliver and assemble it at the reception site. If you make your own cake, you won’t have time to get ready for the ceremony because you’ll be doing everything else involved in making and setting up the cake. Unless you go very simple with single tier cakes that are set out buffet style that anyone can set up (but you’ll still be spending the last day baking and icing the cakes), it’s something that is best left to the pros since wedding cakes are an entirely different ballgame than a birthday cake, as far as construction goes.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I don’t think I am going to try to make our cake if we have a traditional wedding cake but if we decide to do a cake buffet or cupcakes then my family and I will be making the cakes or cupcakes.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m making a small cake for us to cut to be on the top of our cupcake tower, and then am making 120 cupcakes ourselves! No biggie! They’re going to be eaten so quickly that we’re not stressing this little detail. We’re putting the cash we’ve saved by doing our own food into important stuff, like decor, favors, etc.

Good luck!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think i’m having a family member make ours. We are just going to do a little one for us to cut, and then by cakes from costco to serve!

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