(Closed) Making my own cakes…….YIKES!!!

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Have you looked at Walmart or your local grocery stores? 

Post # 4
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian


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MrsChapman2015:  Well yeah, if you want specific designs, it’s going to cost you. We’re doing miniature bundt cakes because the absolute cheapest “wedding cake” we could find was $6/slice, which would be at least $600 for us. If you don’t care what the reese’s one looks like, cheesecake factory makes an insanely good peanut butter cake of some sort. You could just slice in the back and serve.

Post # 5
1565 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

What exactly is chevron in the middle? I’m curious since I love cake so much that I thought I knew everything about it! I’m just trying to picture this new awesomeness that I’ve never heard of.

Post # 7
1166 posts
Bumble bee

I found someone that did cakes out of her home as her business. I was charged $100.00 for a two tier cake. It was chocolate with raspberry filling for the top tier. Bottom tier was champagne flavored white cake with lemon filling. Even though I do cakes as a hobby, I would not stress myself out making my own wedding cake.

Good Luck!

Post # 8
717 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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MrsChapman2015:  I’m actually a wedding cake baker. Yes, chevron detail should cost more. Since it’s a very precise design, it’s not easy to get perfect and it’s time consuming. Chocolate is expensive. What city do you live in? I’m in a big city and even I found a cake for $2.50/serving, starting price. Also, is there fondant involved?

Have you ever decorated a cake before? have you ever stacked tiers? I mean, making a cake isn’t rocket science, but also, it’s not easy. It REALLY isn’t easy to make sure that a cake is perfectly level and strong/stable enough to stack. You can’t just wing it. If you can’t afford your dream cake, I suggest choosing a different design or having sheet cakes instead of trying to do it yourself. Also, how are you going to transport the cake and set it up on your wedding day, before you get dressed?


Post # 10
81 posts
Worker bee

Yeah I already knew I wouldn’t pay that much for a cake and didn’t even bother getting quotes. My mom is making us a “cutting cake” (happens to be chocolate peanut butter lol) and then we’re getting mini desserts to fill the rest of the table. We usually do different desserts for our family holidays so it feels more natural to me anyways. We’re doing wine bundt cake, resses minis, mini apple and pecan pie, sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies, and caramel corn. It should be around $200.

Post # 12
22 posts
  • Wedding: TBD

Here is a youtube account for an amazing cake baker and decorator with in depth tutorials!

 Maybe thes will help! I think doing your own cakes is much easier than flowers! you can practice many times and bake 2 days ahead and ice the day before! I cant wiat to see your pics 🙂

wedding cake lady

Post # 13
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

Or you can have a cake buffet and ask a few relatives/friends to bring their favorite cake or dessert and have lots to choose from. 

Please do not try and do it yourself and add on the stress of one more thing to do right before the wedding. Let alone for 100 people. We only had 70 and it was a lot of people, stressed out that whole week, I can’t even imagine if I had to bake a cake, time to cool it, cut even layers (wedding cakes are thicker layers), let alone frost and transport…oh heck no. 

Post # 14
1221 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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SallieB90:  Thanks for posting that link, she makes it look totally doable. 

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MrsChapman2015:  I’m considering making my own cakes too now. Maybe my Mother-In-Law would help me since she has more baking experience. I think I’d need to do a test run or two before the real deal. I don’t bake often but I do like hands-on projects.

Post # 15
101 posts
Blushing bee

I would definitely recommend doing a practice cake first.  Also, you could use something else in lieu of having to make the chevron design.  What about a chevron ribbon or even a piece of ric rac pinned on?  The simpler you go, the easier it will be.  You could even buy a cake at the grocery store and fancy it up this way.  I also saw that you contacted some people on Facebook.  I would defnitely recommend going that route, because anybody who does it out of their house has a lot less overhead than somebody who owns a bakery.

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