(Closed) DIY Wedding cakes

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I haven’t managed to get it good enough to take a picture of it yet, but I am trying for this effect:

http://iammommy.typepad.com/i_am_baker/2011/02/rose-cake-tutorial.html

So far I’ve been practicing on birthday cakes and I think I just about have it. I think pracice is the key. Make sure to give yourself time to perfect your technique. It’s taken me several tries and I am still not sure I am 100% pleased with it. My first frosting recipe was all wrong for what I wanted to do. Then I didn’t make enough frosting. I am pretty sure that the next time I try it out it will be a lot closer to the tutorial, but this is after 3 tries.

Post # 4
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Newbee

DIY Wedding cakes can be really tricky… I don’t recommend attempting anything that stacks tiers.  I love the rose cake idea @cirrus… really pretty and your could make a few of these and then display them on various cake stands at different heights.  

My best advice is to keep things simple above all… b/c your cake is done in the last few days leading up to your wedding, you don’t want to be stressing over mistakes and getting it to look like a picture perfect cake.  Good Luck!

Post # 6
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377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Mz Izzie: It is the simplest tiered cake you could make if you have a good fondant recipe. As long as you practice making smooth fondant, then you should be okay for that part, but I know nothing about tiers. I consider myself a huge novice though and I am just going to go with a few separate layer cakes on cake stands like Pink Lady Krista suggested. December gives you a lot of time to invent reasons to bake cakes for various events, though. I bet you’ll be popular!

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