9 Tips For Making Your Own Wedding Cake
Good morning, guys! Today I want to talk about my favorite thing: wedding cake. (Obviously!)
Many blog posts are scattered around the web stating why you shouldn’t make your wedding cake. I am one of them.
If you plan to spend your final days of your wedding between salon appointments, hosting out of-town guests, and decorating your venue, then I would advise against baking a birthday cake.
For those who are getting married in their hometown or nearby, and have done all of the planning and preparation, and are left with very little to do in that last day or two, you can bake a cake (as long as you like baking!). It can be a relaxing and therapeutic way to relax, banish any pre-wedding anxiety, and prevent you from worrying in the final hours.
Bridal Musings is seeing a lot of DIY wedding cakes: I have baked for several friends and sisters’ weddings. Claire Eliza, our editor, also baked Claire’s tropical coconut cake (while still wearing her swimsuit). It can be nerve-wracking, but you don’t want it to go stale! It was so rewarding and less stressful than doing it for a friend’s wedding.
It may be rustic-looking and a bit lop-sided. If you are a laid back bride with relaxed wedding guests, your cake will be loved regardless of what.
Don’t forget to put on an apron, dust your kitchen with flour and get ready for the mess! Here are my top tips to bake your own wedding cake without creating chaos.
Can you bake? Do you enjoy baking? Are your cakes delicious? Are they beautiful? Are you a confident and calm baker? These are the questions to ask before you start baking your wedding cake.
Your wedding cake is not the most important part of your day. It’s not worth ruining the day or the day after your wedding by stressing about the cake’s appearance, taste, and texture.
Keep it simple.
Do not think you have to make something complicated just because you are having a wedding. Each tier represents a local fruit from northeast Cambodia. You can decorate easily with a well-tested recipe, as well as a recipe you are comfortable baking.
Three tiers of my Guinness chocolate cake were baked for my sister’s wedding. No one noticed that the tiers were all identical. You can make a great pie, a famous macaroon or a delicious cheesecake. There is no rule that a three-tiered wedding cake must be covered in white frosting.
Prepare in advance
As much preparation as possible before you start baking. Even if this is a cake you have made 100 times, it’s worth making a second attempt. Your friends and family will be happy to help you test it!
Do not leave shopping for ingredients on the day of baking. Have as much prepped as you can.
You can bake fruit and biscuit cakes a lot earlier than you think.
It’s important to do it for the right reasons.
Only bake your wedding cake if you have the right reasons. If you are doing it for financial reasons, you should not bake a wedding cake. Many people won’t notice and will be able to ignore your efforts. You can also choose a basic supermarket cake with some decorations.
It is also possible to ask a friend to make it or to request that any of your guests bring different desserts to the party.
Bake your wedding cake only if you enjoy it, and not to impress your guests or save money.
One. Uno. Singular. You can either clear out your house or rent a friend’s place to prepare your cake.
It’s good to have someone to help you wash your mixing bowls, or for any other reason, but having too many people watching you as you work on your masterpiece will only make it more stressful.
Clear the kitchen.
You should clear your kitchen of all people. However, it is also important to clear out clutter. Before a wedding, our homes are filled with junk. No boutonniere pins or wedding cards and no last-minute DIY projects.
Clear workspaces will make it easier to bake. It’s not a good idea to forget to add vanilla to your bake because it was under a pile or ribbons.
All day free
You can set aside an entire day for your cake. You can have your cake done in one day. You might be able time your bake but you won’t be capable of adjusting for decoration. And if you rush, it won’t look right.
I spent three hours decorating the Pineapple Pina Colada cake for my friend. It would have taken me an hour to complete it. Even the most laid back baker can be a perfectionist when making such an important cake.
You don’t have to be afraid that your baked will look amateurish. Even if there was a mistake in the icing, your bake will look professional once you have added the final touches.
The wedding cake of my sister didn’t look very “weddingy” until the Mr & Mrs was added. A plain cake can look utterly polished if it has some flowers on top.
You can make a Mississippi mud pie, twelve-tiered sponge or any other type of cake. Add flowers, foliage, a topper or fancy stand and you will have a wedding cake!
The best thing about hiring a professional cake baker is the fact that they will often take care of the difficult task of transporting your cake from your home to the wedding venue.
Think about how you will transport your cake. Will you use a cake tin or separate cakes? Who will you hire to help you do it?
Perhaps it’s best to drop the item off at the venue on the night before and then do the assembling. It doesn’t matter what you do, don’t take it with you in your wedding car. Even if it is chocolate!