Post # 1
I’m considering it, partly because I think it could be really fun! We’re havving dessert at our reception so I don’t anticipate a lot of cake eaters – it will really just be for novelty anyway.
I think this cake would be awesome to make:
Post # 3
That looks amazing! I would love to make my own cake, but currently my mother is trying to talk me out of it, knowing how stressed out I get! I think if we have a separate dessert included in our set menu I will go for it, less pressure if it doesn’t turn out!
I think definitely do it – when else will you get the chance to make a beautiful white rose cake?
Post # 4
I’m totally having a DIY cake. For my bro’s wedding in June, I helped with the main cake which was a 2 teir fruit cake (mum baked it and I decorated it) and I made and decorated 100 cupcakes to go with it. There were ~60 guests and by the end of the wedding they’d eaten everything and were taking slices of cake out in napkins haha. It must have been a hit so I’m going to repeat it for mine!
Fruit cake is the traditional wedding cake in the UK and I hate it, so I’m going to have a tiered fruit cake for the cutting cake plus something more to my taste for the rest of the cakes….I haven’t decided yet what though, maybe an assortment!!! Oh man, I LOVE cake!
Post # 5
Here’s a picture of some of the cupcakes….
Post # 6
I think it depends on your skill level with baking and decorating. If you have skillls then do it, but if you have never made a cake or a tall layer cake, then I don’t think you should do it.
Also making a very large cake takes about a week. We had to work on this cake everyday for 5 days, plus about 2 weekends ahead of time making the edible flowers.
I didn’t DIY my own cake, but I did make a cake for a good friend of mine.
Post # 7
@hopestruck: I’m doing the same cake! It looks so pretty and is so easy to make. I’m making three tiers, but since my weddijng will be small and to make it easier, only the biggest bottom tier will be cake. The top two tiers will be rice krispies treat layers. I’ll add a cascade of flowers too.
Post # 8
I’m making white butter cake with chocolate ganache filling and a frosting that won’t melt in july. Haven’t decided on the frosting yet but I have lots of time.
Post # 9
I made my own cheesecake our wedding cake—and had a few friends make pies also. All in all we had over 20 pie options for our guests. It was amazing! I wouldn’t recommend making your own cake unless you are somewhat experienced. I have been making about 3 cheesecakes a year for my now-husband for the last 10 or so years–so Ive had some practice. Otherwise–it is a lot to take on days before your wedding.
Post # 10
I love baking but can’t imagine doing it right before the wedding. This is one of those things I’d pay for!
Post # 11
I love to bake and decorate cakes so I was going to DIY mine, but my venue required a licensed bakey make the cake. As the day gets closer, I am getting more stressed and am kind of glad I don’t have to do it. lol
Post # 12
Your wedding is still months away, I would definitely go for it! Make a few practice runs first to get the hang of it, even if it’s just on parchment paper.
Good luck, it will save you TONS of money in the long run! I will be baking a lot of my desserts and making my cake/cupcakes (whatever I decide on doing), because it’s SO much cheaper!
Post # 13
@bunnyharriet: Well done! Gorgeous cake! So glad it is actually doable 🙂
@HeavyMetalMomma: that’s what I’m thinking – lots of time to practice!
Actually, I’ve been considering asking FH to do it! haha. He is a SUPER baker and LOVES making cakes and all sorts of things. Plus, cake baking has a pretty significant place in our relationship history. I was vegan when we met and he wooed me over with lots of vegan cupcakes and treats left at my house with little poems. hehe! So it would seem fitting. AND it would take the stress off of me (because, let’s face it, I’m going to be way more busy getting ready before the big day than he is).