(Closed) DIY Cake?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I haven’t done it yet, but I’ve been taking classes and practicing.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

No problem!  Hooray for stumbleupon!  Good luck!!!  My Maid/Matron of Honor was going to do my cake, but I told her not to because she has way too much on her plate.  Can’t wait to see how yours turns out!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I plan on making my own cake. I took decorating classes a couple of years ago, but I’m doing a very simple cake anyways. Something like this one. I just need to figure out what flavor I want!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@omg_itsT:  i made mine for my previous wedding.  it was 4 layers, all different flavours covered with rolled fondant.  i put silk flowers on top and a few down the side.  sorry, no pic of actual cake but similar to this.  only with white flowers and black ribbon.  it was easy to do.

 

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I am considering making my own. It would be so fun! The thing that stresses me out most is frosting it. Does anyone have a particular technique they are using?

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I made mine (sorry no pics yet) But i wasn’t all wrapped up in the idea of a big cake.  I wanted a dessert table.  Several friends and family brought cookies and whatnot and i made brownies, cheesecake and 3, 9 inch round cakes in 3 different flavors.  Then we slapped a topper on one and called it good.  As far as frosting goes, it’s simple witht the right tools.  I used a lazy susan or a cake plate i could spin and a nice thin, flat metal spatula.  I frosted in butter cream.  If you run the spatula through HOT water, dry it quick and frost on sections that way, smoothing out the frosting is simple cause it melts just the tiniest bit to smooth out imperfections.  Also, i spent maybe 20 dollars on cakes rather than the larger price tag many bakerys want.  Totally possible to do, you just have to not worry and practice a few times first!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am going to make mine as well with my mom (she has taken a lot of cake classes in the past) I am thinking of taking a fondant class as well. However, we are going to do a “fake cake” using cake forms for the actual cake that will be set out, the only exception will be the top layer which we will leave real so that Fiance and I can actually cut the cake.

We are then going to have multiple sheet cakes to feed our guests with minimal decorations on them. My mom will be making these most likely.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I didn’t bake mine, but I did decorate them. I will post pics later.

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