DIY Wedding cake! HELP!!!

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We asked a dozen friends and family to make a dessert and then had a big buffet! It was a big hit! We didn’t have to doo much work (I made cookies and rum cae, my husband made sweet potato pie) and people were happy to get to be a party of the wedding. And we mdea cute little signs that said “Sugar cookies made by Laura H***, cousin of the groom”

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@AnotherMrsBrown:  My Mom & aunt made mine.  They actually made 3 different types!!  I would recommend experimenting a little with some smaller cakes over the next few days & getting help.  If you can find a friend or someone you trust to do it, even better.  They did all their prep 3 days in advance.  They made the cake the day before and decorated in the morning of the wedding.  My aunt was in charge of transporting it and making sure it looked good when it got there.

If you want to make the cake your self, I would suggest doing it in advance and having someone else do the decorations on the day of the wedding so you can just worry about you ;). Also, we went with a rustic look which made it a little easier to decorate.  

Also, I have heard great things about sheet cakes from Safeway.  I’m not sure if you have Safeway out there but it’s a big grocery chain out here.  What a lot of people do is get a small fancy cake and a large sheet cake which they keep hidden & just cut up & serve in the back.  This helps with cutting time too.  We only used the homemade cake but they made some pre-cut sheet cakes to have prepped & it really helped.  You could even make a small cake on your own for looks and go that direction for “behind the scenes”.

Good luck!!  I’m sure you will make something wonderful!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@JenGirl:  I like that idea too!!  I’m not big on cake so we also got a bunch of cookies from my favorite bakery.  They were gone so fast!!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@AnotherMrsBrown:  Don’t make it yourself.  So much extra stress!  Why not buy 3 or 4 ready made and decorated cakes from a local store?  Even Sam’s Club makes a decent cake and a week should be plenty of lead time for them to make it.  I am ordering a small cake to cut and cupcakes for the guests from our local grocery store (Publix) and since they are “regular” cakes and not wedding cakes I am saving hundreds of dollars.  They only need notice 2-3 days before I need them.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

If you make that festival cake, use chopsticks instead of toothpicks! People accidentally eating toothpicks is very, very bad.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@AnotherMrsBrown:  That’s really similar to mine, I think you can pull it off!! Ours was still a bit of a statement with the decorations & cake topper.  I think they may have gone a little heavy on the leaves but I still loved it 😉

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Have you seen where some people buy supermarket cakes and re-purpose them as wedding cakes? I’ve seen it done on a couple DIY wedding blogs. That might be a less time-intensive solution. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Where do you live? Some super markets will do cakes and even deliver them for you.

 

Good Luck!!!

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