(Closed) DIY Cake—Am I crazy?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@srtacoche: i made a 5 tier wedding cake for my best friends wedding. it was a lot of work and took time. and obviously they have to be made close to the date…. imo if you are truely satisfied that you’ve organised everything else and can allow your self the time to do this then go for it. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

What about making your cake to cut and making cupcakes ahead of time and freezing them?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@srtacoche: I don’t think it’s crazy at all.  I got a 3-tiered cake stand so that if I do go through with it, I’ll just have to place it on the stand instead of worrying about the architecture of it all as well.

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Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@creativeplannertobee: thats a good idea. you can freeze bigger cakes also. well sponges and carrot cake, that would only leave decorating the day before (2 days before the day max) 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Check the actual DIY section. There are some great pictures & details on people who made their own cakes. I just saw a lovely gold & white one this morning.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@srtacoche: J’s mother made a wedding cake for her daughters wedding, and it turned out fabulous! It looked like a professional had done it! She created the look of fondont by making her own icing, spreading it on the cake, and then using a wet paper towel to smooth it out. They sprinkled crushed pistachio’s on top for decoration. It was delicious!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

do you have a close friend that likes oi bake? you will have a million and one things to do that you might not have the time, energy, or patience to deal with making your own cake.  but if you had someone to be in charge of the cake project, it might be good for your own sanity.

i thought about baking my own cakes before we moved our wedding to a different city, but one of my bridesmaids has been taking cake decorating class with me and my other bridesmaids are all pretty handy in the kitchen.  my bm even bought a cricut cake machine.  then we changed our mind and thought about getting plain undecorated cakes from a bakery we love and decorating them ourselves.  then we moved the wedding to a different city and my venue lets me pick a cake from a list of professional wedding cake bakers.  we’re still thinking about making the decorations ourselves and giving them to nthe baker to use.  i’m all for diy yourself but only diy projects that can be done ahead of time.  i went to culinary school and can cater parties for several hundred but not on my wedding day.

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