(Closed) Did anyone DIY their own wedding cake?

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
1837 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
793 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
1519 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
793 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@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
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I wish I were a good baker Foot in Mouth – 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
3809 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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
2360 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@thehoneybear: I am saving that rose cake tutorial right now! That is so pretty.

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