Post # 1
We are doing a very small casual wedding and have an idea to get Costco sheet cake for everyone and then just have a small wedding cake for us to cut and for pictures. My sister has offered to make it, but we’d love some ideas and suggestions especially if you have done this for your wedding. Thank you!
I’ll add some pictures of cakes I’ve been looking at in the comments!
Post # 3
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:
Post # 4
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:
Post # 5
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
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.
Post # 7
I love this idea, where did you buy the cake stand?
Post # 8
Thank you, we got it from Michael’s!
We’ve actually used it twice already, my mom also put mini cupcakes on it for our couples shower 🙂
Post # 9
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.