PW Guide Article: Make a Homemade Wedding Cake!

jeanish submitted an article for the Project Wedding Guide.

Make a Homemade Wedding Cake!

It's gorgeous, tasty and costs $20 to create!

Make a Homemade Wedding Cake! article photo
photo by: Chelsea Fuss


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Posted on July 1, 2010 at 10:04 am
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melindasr5
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beautiful and yet simple...

Posted on July 1, 2010 at 11:16 am
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Wow! You make it look so simple!

Posted on July 1, 2010 at 11:25 am
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I LOVE IT

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 2:21 pm
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wow!! im so tempted to do a homemade cake!!!

Posted on July 14, 2010 at 9:24 am
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id leave it on #9 and do topping! YUM I WANT IT RIGHT NOW!!!

Posted on July 20, 2010 at 9:42 am
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That looks AMAZING

Posted on July 20, 2010 at 9:50 am
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I can do that!!;D

Posted on July 30, 2010 at 1:47 pm
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I think thats the last thing you want to worry about unless you are an amazing baker. I would hire someone who has experience like a culinary student or someone who has a home based business because they don't have the over head of a retail store. I was able to get a lady who is a manager at my local Ralph's bakery and she does wedding cakes on the side. I am getting a 4 tiered zebra print cake for 400 dollars average I have seen for what I want was 800 to 1000

Posted on July 30, 2010 at 2:49 pm
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Really is this person serious!!!! First of all a wedding cake should be torted and filled with some kind of filling in between the layers. Then dowels should be used to support each tier so that the cake does not collapse on itself!! This is the most ridicoulous thing I have ever seen and the cake looks very unprofessional. Not what I would want at my wedding.

Posted on August 26, 2010 at 4:08 am
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Wish I had that kind of talent.

Posted on August 29, 2010 at 8:23 pm
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i just want to say your welcome girls, this is a website called 'project wedding'  a lot of do it yourselfers like myself has found this helpful....you knew you wanted a cake only $$$ could buy, so that was sorta mean of you to even take the time to roll your eyes and write a discouraging comment on this tutorial. People put their time into helping you make your day special with such sites as this one. i happen to think it is a beautiful thing for a sweet bride to build her celebration with her own hands, to share with her loved ones....including baking her own cake. this is how it was in old times. i hope that instead of criticizing a free wedding planning site you would find yourself to be gracious enough to give thanks for such help...we have all found project wedding helpful. And gracious a Bride should be...we know this by watching 'Bridezillas' No?

Posted on August 29, 2010 at 11:02 pm
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what a wonderful idea, especially for brides who have an extremely tight budget. it would take some practise, i'm sure, but i think it looks just as good as what i've seen in some bridal magazines.


to those who have written discouraging comments, perhaps take the time to reflect on the fact that not every other bride wants what you want, and has the same context as you in which they are planning their wedding. in the end, everybody has different ideas about what they want for their wedding cake - and no idea is incorrect or ridiculous.


i agree with islegirl333 and i applaud the person who took the time to make their own cake, and document it so that other brides may benefit.

Posted on August 31, 2010 at 2:57 am
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It's not bad for a small country kinda shabby chic wedding. I agree there needs to be some sort of support system for any stacked cake, but I think it's kinda cute. I like the idea.

Posted on August 31, 2010 at 3:00 am
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I think it looks great and could work for a number wedding styles - country theme, tea party, garden wedding, etc.  I considered making my own cake and just putting the tiers on separate stands but I'm not very good with cakes, and we decided to save money by serving desserts instead of a full meal, so I don't think I could worry about that plus a cake.  We found an awesome baker for really cheap though (less than $150 for a 4-tier, fondant cake with two kinds of filling, serves about 70, tastes amazing).


The book "Weddings for Less" has a few recipes and tips for making your own wedding cake.  They recommend using dowels as well.  With a small cake like this you're probably safe without them, but a friend of mine had a huge homemade cake at her wedding and part of it broke off during the ceremony, I assume because it didn't have sufficient support.


I think anybody who's nervous about trying something like this should just do a few test runs beforehand.  It's a great excuse to eat more cake

Posted on August 31, 2010 at 5:52 am
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I want to go home and bake now :)

Posted on August 31, 2010 at 5:53 am
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Liked it, I think even I can make it!

Posted on August 31, 2010 at 9:59 am
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This is a great idea for the bride, bride's mother, bridesmaid or willing guest to take on as a present for the happy couple.  I would suggest that you ice each cake individually with both a light layer of icing to seal in crumbs and then the second, final layer of icing. This way, each slice will have full coverage (some folks get picky about their cake/icing ratio!) and you'll end up with a smoother finished look and not be totally constricted to think of this as a "shabby-chic" cake.

Posted on October 6, 2010 at 1:07 pm
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very nice :o)


Posted on October 9, 2010 at 8:40 am
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I bake custom cakes and my friends keep asking me where am I buying my cake from, we laugh because they know I am making my own wedding cake. 

Posted on November 12, 2010 at 12:52 am
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I think it's a really sweet idea!

Posted on November 12, 2010 at 1:15 am
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