(Closed) DIY Cake?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m going to. I love baking and I’ve already found and tested the recipes. Had a trial run baking a tier a few months ago, stacking and frosting them.

I’m using ganache for the filling and frosting, because a) I’m not a fan of fondant and b) the cream cheese frosting I trialled was too sweet.

Oh, and if you’re worried about the schedule and everything, cakes can be frozen for up to a few weeks. Just wrap them in layers of Saran and foil, defrost them in the fridge still wrapped the night before you want to ice and decorate the cake. I’ve frozen mine successfully and in fact, the cakes turned out even more moist.

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oops double posted 😛

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m going to, but we’re leaning towards something not like the traditional cake. At the moment we’re leaning towards individual pavlovas, and maybe a cake on the side for anyone who may not be too keen on pavlova. But going through StumbleUpon I keep seeing super cute ideas, and today I found these which look amazing, and may be the top contenders in my books!

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I’m thinking of making my own wedding cake too. I’m trying to get as much info about freezing cakes, bc i’ll prob be using buttercream instead of fondant. Has anyone tried freezing the cake with frosting on it? If so how could it be done?

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@MsGosling510:  I’m not 100% positive but i think it would go something like

  1. Bake cake, cool and slice into layers
  2. Fill cake and crumb coat (a thin layer of buttercream to seal in the crumbs)
  3. Let the crumb coat set and apply thicker layer of buttercream.
  4. Once that sets (hardens), wrap in Saran and foil.
  5. When defrosting, unwrap it and let sit in the fridge.

You might need to touch up on the buttercream on the day itself but I haven’t done this myself though. Try this site http://www.wedding-cakes-for-you.com/index.html It’s been really informative.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

we are making our own cake, SO and I have been (are) taking the Wilton cake decorating courses. We figure that even with the cost of the courses/suppolies, we will still save money or at the very least break even – plus we end up with skills that will last for a lifetime of parties. 🙂

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

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@quirky_tersa:  Thanks so much for that! 🙂

Post # 24
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Helper bee

I am making my own cake with the help of my mom.  Here is a picture of our first trial.  Sorry for the huge picture.  For the second trial we did two tiers.  Used a tutorial from pinterest.

Post # 26
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Bee Keeper

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@winterbride1593:  I am licking the screen right now, slurp!

I am also baking and decorating my own cake and cupcakes, this is my inspiration:

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I made my own but it wasn’t really caKe. I did do mason jar cakes though as favors. 

Tier cake

 

 

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I very much recommend that you don’t do this. A friend of mine tried. She started a couple days before, but ended up being too tired with making the centerpieces and doing other DIY the days before that she didn’t finish it.

So the day of, she has scrapped her idea for an elaborate cake design, and has decided to do rough white frostin with some fresh fruit on top between her hair appointment and the start of the ceremony. Well, her hair appointment ran really late and she ended up having a bit of a meltdown in the ladies room because of everything running late and the fact that it had started to rain.

Me and a groomsman were in the kitchen up til about ten minutes before the ceremony started, icing that damn cake in our dress and suit. I was told later that the only reason the cake ended up getting finished is because a NINE YEAR OLD ended up putting the fruit on the cake. (She actually did a really good job, but that’s so beside the point.) Long story short, NOT worth the stress, even though this was a pretty casual wedding.

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee

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@EffieTrinket:  I’ll leave my cake as the last thing I do and I’ll do this crazy easy design. I’ll bake and freeze the cakes ahead of time and frost them the day of. My wedding will be later in the day, like 4 or so so I’ll have plenty of time. I do agree though that for the average bride taking on the cake may be biting off more than you can chew (har har har).

 

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@bunnyharriet:  Ok…just make sure that you use a frosting appropriate to the temperature, appropriate supports if you’re doing tiers, and have a good plan for transporting them. Only you can decide whether you’re ready to take on this kind of stress, but if you do a lot of cakes, it might not be too bad. But I definitely wouldn’t recommend it to someone who doesn’t have a whole lot of experience! (If you just thought “Well, no shit!” to everything I said in the first sentence, I bet you’ll be fine.)

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee

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@EffieTrinket:  I use to decorate cakes but just grocery store cakes. I would use drinking straws to support the second tier nd make the third tiny tier out of rice krispies treats (like i make them and stick ’em in a tiny pan). i am concerned about the frosting bc my wedding will be in july. any recipes you can recommend? 

 

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