(Closed) has anyone made or planning to make own wedding cake?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
8679 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I make an amazing red velvet cake and I really wish I could make an entire

wedding cake!

Post # 4
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I have read so many posts telling me not to do this… BUT I really want to, and I also love doing what people don’t want me to do. Ha.

Fiance and I don’t really want a cake, though. We kind of want some fruit tarts, but veganized. Because I’m vegan, we knew it would be really hard to get a cake that I could/would eat. He’s really much too excited about this whole DIY cake thing, which I think is no end of adorable.

We want it to look something like this: http://www.blissfullydelicious.com/2011/06/fresh-berry-tarts/

I think with enough trial runs, we could do a few of these up easily.

Post # 5
3038 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I was, then got doubts, started a link here on weddingbee & now I’m back to “I’LL DO IT!”.


DIY Wedding Cake – Would you do it?


Lots of people seems to think it’s crazy, but if you’re also having your wedding in an area where there’s not much choice, I would say watch a few YouTube visits, do some trial runs and then make your own cake!




Post # 6
269 posts
Helper bee

i really want to make my own. i have all the tools for a fantastic cake. but i havent decided yet. maybe ill change my mind once i start getting quotes. ive taken the wilton classes and might retake them to perfect myself

Post # 7
2436 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Planning on making a groom’s cake! 🙂

Post # 8
45 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

I really wanted to, because I care way more about how it tastes than how it looks and I know I can bake some really mean cakes (also I kind of want a cake that apparently doesn’t exist in America)… But my Fiance has forbidden me from doing that because he thinks it would be too much stress. Oh, well. I’ll be baking something else for it instead, maybe cookies or brownies or somesuch?


On that note I also don’t want a huge big multi-tiered cake, but three smaller ones in different flavors 🙂

Post # 9
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

we went to a wedding and there was literally a cake on every table it was so mice each table had a different flavor I thought it was great, we had our dessert already at the table

Post # 10
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m making my own. I already know how to bake cake, found a fondant recipe I like, and watched youtube videos on assembly. We’re broke and so DIYing everything ourselves. My Fiance is really into crystallizing flowers so we’ll have some sugar crystallized flowers as decoration, I’ll tie ribbons around each layer.

Do you have a Michael’s near you? They literally have everything you could want to DIY a wedding cake. Molds for gum flowers, premade fondant (though I think it tastes ick), cake toppers, frosting sheets in beautiful floral patterns, etc…

Post # 11
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride\'s residence

I made ours! But it was like birthday-cake sized… tiny wedding, dessert buffet. I was running around at the last minute trying to get it finished and it turned out kinda hokey. If you do it, make sure you have a team to help you if you need it! I ended up handing mine off to my Brother-In-Law, then my SIL and bridesmaid, and then my mom’s friends, haha.

Post # 12
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We didn’t want a real wedding cake as Fiance doesn’t like cake and I am eh about it.  It also seemed like a good place to save $500.  So I’m going to be making my “famous” cheesecakes ahead of time and freeze them.  I’ve already done a trial run with the whole freezing thing and it turned out great.  So my suggestion would be to not try to make a wedding cake like a real baker would make but something a little more modest that is more likely to turn out well and be less stress.

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