Show me your DIY or non-professional wedding cakes!

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would ask her for pictures of her work.

I hired a lady who bakes cakes on the side to make one, these are some of what she’s done :

For my cakes, I chose relatively easy designs, ruffles & rosettes so I’m not super worried about it.

Post # 4
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

msfreemis:  I think it’s something you need to decide if it’s important to you. Is a beautiful cake important? If it is, I would go to a professional. If you got a bad cake but were able to laugh it off, then I would go with the lady who just makes them.

I somewhat care what my cake looks like, but I’m hoping for the best. Her work isn’t super professional but I’ve seen worse from “professional” bakeries as well, so hopefully it works out.

I’m not asking for a cake tasting as it’s just cake, I like all kinds of cakes so it doesn’t matter to me. We did choose a whole bunch of flavors though.

Post # 5
Member
266 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I made this cake for a friends wedding in June. Its the first and only wedding cake I have ever done. 

Post # 6
Member
528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Columbia, SC

msfreemis:  I dont know if asking her for photos of her work  is necessary. She may not really have any. However, if you know her cakes taste good and you want her to do it I would show her some photos of what you would like and ask her does she think she could do it. You can always try to keep it very simple. Buttercream frosted cakes are easy to decorate. My aunt, who is in no way a professional, has made almost every cake for weddings in our family. She had to quit with her grand daughters though, because of arthritis. They are always beautiful, but you can tell that hundreds of dollars were not spent on them either. 

Post # 8
Member
2791 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I would find something that requires minimal decorating skill but still looks great.  And maybe practice it on a small scale beforehand too! If she’s a friend, get together some weekend and decorate some mini-cakes. 🙂 

What about an M&M cake in your wedding colors or white? Just need to ice the cake and carefully place the M&Ms (plain side out)! Pretty simple! (Could probably do this with a lot of different kinds of candies… lemonheads? gumballs? Chicklets?) I love the all-white one!

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  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  amberback.
Post # 9
Member
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Vsmart:  that is beautiful!

Post # 10
Member
266 posts
Helper bee

Vsmart:  How did you do the flowers? My wedding cake was very similar, it came as part of the wedding package at the B & B where we did the ceremony.

Post # 11
Member
2791 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Here are some more candy-covered cakes! 

Nerds… sprinkles… sugar… rock candy…

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  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  amberback.
Post # 13
Member
266 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

HuysuzAyi33:  I piped them out of buttercream with a 1M tip. Your cake looks similar but the icing looks like it was a lot thinner which is why the flowers are more flat.

 

Post # 14
Member
9 posts
Newbee

One thing that I suggest is that you get an epic cake topper.  This way it will showcase the cake and if it is not perfect, it will not matter.  I like customized cake toppers myself.  We got our from http://www.wowminime.com/.  THey are reasonably priced for something that is a huge keepsake.

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