For those thinking of making their own cake/cupcakes….

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We’re planning on doing it ourselves too!  FI’s dad is a really great baker, so I think it’ll turn out amazing. 

Honestly though, even if I just plopped two funfetti cakes on top of one another and frosted it like a birthday cake, at least people would enjoy eating it, which is more than I can say of most wedding cakes I’ve tasted.  I have no interest in pretty cake.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I’m making my own too! But do it as a side business for other brides, so making 200 cupcakes is no big deal to me. I’m going to bake the cupcakes 2-3 months before my wedding and freeze them un-iced until I feel like icing them. Once I have decided on flavors I’ll ice & decorate them, then freeze them again until the wedding day! It’ll be a breeze and they thaw beautifully so I’m not worried one bit about that!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

If you can freeze cake and cupcakes…. That eases my mind more about my mom making my cake. How far in advance can one make the cakes and freeze them?

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My sister is probably making my cake,  we’re doing a desert bar. So I’m having brownies and cookies and cake and other deserts.  I didn’t know you could freeze cupcakes and cake!!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@raziel1687:  You can freeze continental buttercream, but not italian meringue butter cream. I think you can freeze up to 2 weeks, but you will probably need to drizzle simple syrup and crumb coat it with buttercream, so that they don’t dry out in the freezer.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Can’t bake to save my life but I am having a friend do our cupcakes and cutting cake. She works at a bakery but will occasionally do cakes for weddings/graduations/etc out of her house. Her cakes are delicious! I love that my cupcakes will be homemade without any of the stress that would come from me making them myself 🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

I am still tethering on the fence whether to make my own cake. It would have to travel 6 hours by car — so I’m worried it would melt.

If I did make my own cake, it would be buttercream and royal icing. (Royal icing for piping details) Fondant would make me go bonkers, plus not everyone is fond of how fondant tastes.

OP, having one flavour is smart! That makes up for efficiency! Would you have a picture of your cake? 🙂 Thanks!

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