Post # 1
So Im all about saving money, love crafting and making things (I could live in Hobby Lobby). The theme for my future wedding is rustic. Lots of burlap, babys breath and mason jars.
And this past weekend I went to Hobby Lobby and found tiered cake pans, along with some “warm brown” food coloring. I only purchased two cake pans because I just wanted to try it out and see incase I found out that cake making wasnt for me. As for my cake I want it to be four tiers. I dont remember off the top of my head what size the cake pans are that i purchased but they are the littler ones. The pans i got would make the first and second tiers (from the top) of my cake. As for the warm brown color, I was expecting it to an extremely light brown color or a little darker than off white but it didnt turn out like that so I think if i do end up making my cake then ill just stick with the butter cream icing without the food coloring.
The pictures of my cake isnt the finished product, I also want to add burlap flowers on the cake, not sure where though and of course two more tiers but of I have plenty of time to practic and experiment.
Tell me what you think!
I will post some cakes that I found on google images for an idea of how im wanting my cake to look.
These cakes are how I want the icing to look not so much on the decorations just the icing
And here is my cake, remember, this isnt the finished product and that is DEFINITELY not the color that I want it to be. Also since this was just an experiment, I used regular box vanilla cake and butter cream icing from the grocery store. If i do decide to make my own cake, I will probably make a cake from scratch and the icing also.
Post # 3
It looks pretty good! And if you made your own icing you could make it less “wet” looking for lack of better description.
Throw a cake topper on top and you’re good to go! This really gives me hope and I plan on DIYing a cake pretty much just like that! Maybe different icing, but same size and what not.
Post # 4
I think it’s totally doable, but take my opinion with a grain of salt; I baked 2 cakes for my “rehearsal” dinner, an entire sweet n salty buffet (cake pops, cheese straws, caramel chex mix, dipped pretzels, etc) and got this all done the week of my wedding. However, I don’t work, so I had plenty of time. I think the most important things are to practice and pace yourself. I made all of these items, plus did my own flowers that week, but I doubt I would’ve had enough time to do anything else.
Post # 5
I decided to go with regular icing because Ive ate that fondant (sp?) icing before and i dont really like it.
Also regular icing, i think, would be MUCH more easy to work with rather than that fondant stuff.
Post # 6
@cmoest: Are you going to add a third tier? I just think it would make it look more “wedding”, but if you don’t want to that’s ok too. I think you did a pretty good job.
Post # 7
@cmoest: It looks really good!
Post # 8
@cmoest: Oh yeah, fondant is gross ahahah. But you can definitely get buttercream icing to have a more matte look. I think it makes it look more gourmet, rather than from-a-can frosting!
3 tiers would definitely be more “wedding-ish” but I love the cuteness and simplicity of a two tier cake too!
Post # 9
Yes, Im wanting to add two more tiers so all together it would be a four tierd cake. I might just do three tiers though, just depends on how big i want it, i suppose. I have a big family so ill need lots of cake.
Post # 10
Yes, i will surely add another tier or two.
The cake pans will also come in handy in a couple of months, my nephew is having his first birthday in December and my sister in law is wanting me to make his cake. Makes me happy that ill be using these cake pans more than once! 🙂
Post # 11
It looks pretty good…it looks like you iced it while the cake was still warm though. For the best outcome with frosting the cake should actually be cold or cool. I’m sure it’ll turn out great! You have lots of time to practice.
Post # 12
Thank you for the heads up!
I thought maybe it might have had that “wet” look was because I put gel food coloring in the icing.
Post # 13
It looks great!!!
I would def suggest sticking your cake in the freezer for an hour or so after it cools from oven
Also make yuour own icing- you will have more control in consistency 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
Looks good and it looks like the first cake. The other two cakes seem to have some sort of pattern persay if you get what I mean…the edges are more consistent then the first cakes which make them look intentionally designed that way.
Post # 15
@cmoest: It looks awesome if you opt to use the food coloring try adding a little at a time to get the color you want. Looks way to dark for what you want but definitely doable.
Post # 16
Thanks everybody for the positive feedback!
This was the first tiered cake for me to ever make and I will definitely take everybody’s advice next time!
I will probably make another post later on in the year of my second attempt, with three tiers and homemade icing.
I also am going to invest in a cake leveler, I later found out that there’s a tool that’s made for leveling the top of the cakes bc some cakes when you bake them makes a peak on the top.
When I made the cake that’s shown here in the pictures, I had to cut the peak off and level it with a knife and it wasn’t easy!