Post # 1
I was thinking, to save money, if we had a small wedding cake made for us/bridal party/parents and then maybe the day before make a smaller wedding cake DIY-style for each table at the reception, big enough to feed each table.
It’d probably be cheaper, but has anyone done this? I don’t mind baking cakes all day the day before our wedding if it’s going to save us tons of money!
Post # 3
I understand trying to save money but I’m not sure it’s realistic that you’ll have time to be baking the day before your wedding. There will probably be a ton of loose ends to tie up.
What about having a fake display cake that has one real layer that you cut for pictures but serve your guests a sheet cake that’s kept out back in the kitchen.
Post # 4
How many tables will you have? How elaborate do you want them to be? Fillings? how many layers? What sort of icing? The day before is going to stress you out far beyond what you expect. If you decide to do it bake a few days ahead at least and make sure you get help. We diy our family’s wedding cakes and it is pretty involved but yes, WWWWAAAAAAYYYYY cheaper. Good Luck!
Post # 5
What about ordering cakes from your local supermarket?
If you don’t like their icing, you can order just plain, uniced cakes – and you can whip up homemade icing and the whole task will take you probably no more than 90 minutes to pickup, make the icing and apply. It’ll look super homemade even thought it was only halfway so. 🙂
I think the other poster was right in that you will be super busy with so much else right before the wedding, but a halfway solution would be feasible, no doubt.
Post # 6
@zagora: I like this idea, but I would still probably do it two days before the wedding anyway. The cakes will still taste fresh in that time, and it will be less stressful. Keep in mind you have the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner typically on the day before the wedding.
Post # 7
@DeathByDesign: Haha – perhaps I made the day before suggestion because I was imagining CREAM CHEESE ICING. Mmmmmm….nom nom nom.
Post # 8
If you are so on-top of things that you can make that your only task the day before the wedding than sure…go for it!
Post # 9
This is something we’re considering too! We want to diy mini pies and cakes. They’re adorable and cost effective.
Post # 10
I did this! (But with pies)
Here’s our cake:
And we had four flavors of pies for guests to choose from
It was a TON of work and VERY time consuming, but everyone loved it!
Post # 11
I like the idea of buying or ordering small uniced cakes from a supermarket or local bakery and just icing them yourself the day before. Icing cakes is a lot less time consuming than actually having to bake them from scratch.
Post # 12
You can make the cakes well ahead, wrap them in plastic wrap and a freezer bag and freeze them. I think frosting layer cakes is very time consuming personally and would recommend cupcakes over this approach. Just know that you don’t have to be baking and frosting the day before.
Post # 13
i remember the bridezilla episode where the bride made cakes for each table and then got hot mess drunk delivering them and dropped a few in the carpark
@Shambley they look amazing!