Thinking about making my own wedding cake! (Pic Heavy!)

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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 # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@cmoest:  It looks really good!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@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 # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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 # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
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Bumble bee
  • 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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@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.

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