DIY wedding cake

Onto a rather controversial topic…wedding cake.

From the start, I’ve said that I’m going to make it myself. At some point I made a concession that we’d order a small wedding cake from someone and then I’d make a few additional cakes. Let’s be honest though, I really just want to do it myself. Generally speaking, don’t people hate wedding cakes anyway? If we’re gonna serve cake, it better be a good cake, and I make a damn good cake.

My plan is to make a handful of cakes rather than one giant one. Then we’ll have a bunch of different flavors and I don’t have to worry about tiers. Here is  some of the inspiration I’ve found.

I totally fell for these art deco cakes courtesy of Martha Stewart (of course!).  Simple but varied designs with limited color palate. I love that all the cakes are different sizes.

Seriously, who doesn’t like a choice in cake? Check out this pound cake table from Once Wed. Gorgeous!

I was also thinking something like these rustic cakes. The idea of not having to pipe anything seems pretty appealing. I’m also into the fact that they’re kind of tall. Kind of into the idea of tall cakes.

I’m really excited about the whole project. I am looking forward to spending a day baking without having to worry about all the other wedding stuff (although I’m sure I will anyway).

Now we just need to decide what flavors…and how many…

12 Responses to “DIY wedding cake”
  1. Julia says:

    Such a good plan!

  2. Veronica says:

    As many as possible! I’m getting hungry from looking at those. Good luck!

  3. amy says:

    awesome!!! i like it.

  4. canadienne says:

    The problem with multiple veganbakesale cakes is that everyone is going to want to try them all! And by everyone I mostly mean me 😉

  5. megan marie says:

    Making your own vegan wedding dessert is pretty fun. I made my own cupcakes and cookies but left the cakes to someone else (since I am not good at icing cakes!) and it was wonderful. I also set it up buffet style… (in case you are interested in seeing it!: )

  6. Vaala ◪ says:

    I adore this idea of lots of small cakes…

  7. Studio MME says:

    So many choices! I love being able to make a decision between at least two types of cake. I think you should just remember to have fun! They all look delicious and I’m sure they’ll be a blast to bake.

  8. Glauce says:

    Your idea is great and if you really want to make your cakes, make them! My wedding cake was made buy the lovely lady that took care of the buffet and it was really good. Even people that usually don’t like wedding cakes loved it. It was a classic white one with a white filling (with peaches) and I could eat it for the followed three days (wasn’t able to try in the wedding day). I don’t regret it at all cause it was a very busy day and I’m not sure if I would be able to do anything else, but I loved your idea and would say “go for it”!

  9. Nicole says:

    I’m really excited to see what you come up with!

  10. trina says:

    I love this idea!

  11. Stacy says:

    Awesome idea! I hope one day I bake the cake/s for my wedding…

  12. black lilac says:

    these cakes look delicious!

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