Post # 1
hi bees (after a long time!)
so today is exactly 2 months and 3 days away from the big day (4th april) and im wonderibg if anyone here has either made or is planning to make their wedding cake. I thinking about making my own (with help from my mother) as ive felt really underwhelmed on vendor visits. Being where I am there arent really many options, everythings pretty similar and not what we had in mind at all. So Im wondering if any of you ladies have any tips/advice to give any perhaps any links i may be able to follow. By the way were planning on a carrot cake topper and fruit cake bottom, perhaps having it split into 4 cakes (1 carrot and 3 fruit) and were expecting approx 60 people.
Many thanks bees!
Post # 3
I make an amazing red velvet cake and I really wish I could make an entire
Post # 4
I have read so many posts telling me not to do this… BUT I really want to, and I also love doing what people don’t want me to do. Ha.
FI and I don’t really want a cake, though. We kind of want some fruit tarts, but veganized. Because I’m vegan, we knew it would be really hard to get a cake that I could/would eat. He’s really much too excited about this whole DIY cake thing, which I think is no end of adorable.
We want it to look something like this: http://www.blissfullydelicious.com/2011/06/fresh-berry-tarts/
I think with enough trial runs, we could do a few of these up easily.
Post # 5
I was, then got doubts, started a link here on weddingbee & now I’m back to “I’LL DO IT!”.
DIY Wedding Cake – Would you do it?
Lots of people seems to think it’s crazy, but if you’re also having your wedding in an area where there’s not much choice, I would say watch a few YouTube visits, do some trial runs and then make your own cake!
Post # 6
i really want to make my own. i have all the tools for a fantastic cake. but i havent decided yet. maybe ill change my mind once i start getting quotes. ive taken the wilton classes and might retake them to perfect myself
Post # 7
Planning on making a groom’s cake! 🙂
Post # 8
I really wanted to, because I care way more about how it tastes than how it looks and I know I can bake some really mean cakes (also I kind of want a cake that apparently doesn’t exist in America)… But my FI has forbidden me from doing that because he thinks it would be too much stress. Oh, well. I’ll be baking something else for it instead, maybe cookies or brownies or somesuch?
On that note I also don’t want a huge big multi-tiered cake, but three smaller ones in different flavors 🙂
Post # 9
we went to a wedding and there was literally a cake on every table it was so mice each table had a different flavor I thought it was great, we had our dessert already at the table
Post # 10
I’m making my own. I already know how to bake cake, found a fondant recipe I like, and watched youtube videos on assembly. We’re broke and so DIYing everything ourselves. My FI is really into crystallizing flowers so we’ll have some sugar crystallized flowers as decoration, I’ll tie ribbons around each layer.
Do you have a Michael’s near you? They literally have everything you could want to DIY a wedding cake. Molds for gum flowers, premade fondant (though I think it tastes ick), cake toppers, frosting sheets in beautiful floral patterns, etc…
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence
I made ours! But it was like birthday-cake sized… tiny wedding, dessert buffet. I was running around at the last minute trying to get it finished and it turned out kinda hokey. If you do it, make sure you have a team to help you if you need it! I ended up handing mine off to my BIL, then my SIL and bridesmaid, and then my mom’s friends, haha.
Post # 12
We didn’t want a real wedding cake as FI doesn’t like cake and I am eh about it. It also seemed like a good place to save $500. So I’m going to be making my “famous” cheesecakes ahead of time and freeze them. I’ve already done a trial run with the whole freezing thing and it turned out great. So my suggestion would be to not try to make a wedding cake like a real baker would make but something a little more modest that is more likely to turn out well and be less stress.