(Closed) Has anyone done a small DIY cake or Costco cake for their wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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summer22017 :  I did a fairly large DIY cake for my wedding (for 70 guests, plus gluten free cupcakes). We bought a 3 tiered cake stand so it would still look elegant and wedding-y but wouldn’t collapse if we tried to stack the tiers ourselves. My mother and I made it the Friday before (for our Sunday wedding). It was a naked victoria sponge cake (DH’s favourite) and we decorated with fruit and flowers. I would say that it was 100% worth the savings, and I had a really good time making it with my mom!

Costco also sounds like a great idea. That’s where we got all our flowers in bulk and DIYed those as well.

The final product:

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Post # 4
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Sugar bee

My cousin did a bunch of mixed cakes and pies on pretty stands that looked really cute. Might be easier than doing a tall one, but still be decorative. It also gives your guests options. This is a terrible picture but: 

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Busy bee

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summer22017 :  My sister (who has no professional baking experience) made my cake. She studied for months–trying out different recipes and doing different flavors and frostings and read a lot of books and websites and blogs. It definitely took her hours upon hours and lots of labor of love, but it turned out beautifully and delicious! We used real flowers to decorate it. 

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

We just bought Costco sheet cakes, they have a basic wedding design, the cake is delicious.  We weren’t up for spending hundreds of dollars on cake for a few pictures.

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Bumble bee

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sapphire27 :  I love this idea, where did you buy the cake stand?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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summer22017 :  Check with your venue! Ours wouldnt allow any food that was not pre-packaged or from a licensed bakery. I am sure costco would have been fine, but no homemade food. 

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