Post # 1
I’m trying to cut some costs and have done some online searches for wedding cake recipes. There are so many to choose from. Has anyone done this? Was it hard to do? What kind of frosting did you use? Cake flavor?
Post # 3
Me and my Mom are making my cake… Its not really hard, just time consuming. I’m doing a 4 tier choclate cake with fondant icing, and gum paste flowers. Its saving me A LOT of $$
Post # 4
I didn’t DIY, but I got sheetcakes at Costco. I think they were around $12 each & they were huge. 3 fed around 200 people (idk how many people had no cake, or how many had seconds).
Post # 5
We were planning to, but we never got around to practicing (which is kind of important), so we went with a budget cake. I was inspired by a few of iambaker’s cake tutorials, and she actually combined 2 of my favorites into one cake:
click the photo to go to the blog page. if you look on the page, there are links to the hydrangea cake (the top cake), and the rose cake (the bottom cake). she has tutorials for both of them on her blog.
i also was planning on doing this one, but in ivory:
click on photo to go to that blog page
Post # 6
I haven’t DIY’d my own cake yet but have DIY’d many for friends. (It seems it is a common problem in my circle for bakers to bail at the last minute lol.) I have done many different flavors. I always use buttercream as most people hate the taste of fondant. Besides that is what the bride always requests. It is time consuming and does take practice depending on if you plan to stack them or not. If you have questions feel free to PM any time.
Post # 7
@secondchances: I second using buttercream. Although my cake wasn’t DIY, we opted for buttercream instead of fondant, which saved us a lot of money, and it was delicious.
Post # 8
I wish I were a good baker – but I had to make mine made because i’m not that skilled in that area! However, if you do plan to DIY your cake, be sure to do a trial to ensure that the results are the way you want them.
Post # 9
I will be doing my own cake with Future Mother-In-Law. We have already picked our style, now we just need to determine our flavors, here’s the look we are going for but with only 4 tiers.
Post # 10
I’ll be DIY’ing mine too with some help from a good friend who is also a fellow caker, we have almost a decade of expirience between us. :o) PRACTICE – PRACTICE – PRACTICE! Good luck hun.
Post # 11
@thehoneybear: I am saving that rose cake tutorial right now! That is so pretty.