A wedding cake is one of the most important parts of a wedding, which symbolizes the new union between the husband and the wife. On average, a wedding cake costs around $350. And can be even as expensive as $1,200. But your wedding cake doesn’t have to be this expensive to make your wedding day special. Here is a list of beautifully delicious DIY wedding cake ideas that will not only save you money, but will also give your wedding a sentimental touch!
TEN INSPIRING DIY WEDDING CAKE IDEAS
Yes, you read it right! We know how hard it is to prepare for your perfect DIY wedding cake, which is why this article is giving you not one but ten DIY wedding cakes to inspire you to create the wedding cake of your dreams!
Don’t be afraid to bring out the patissier in you, because these wedding cakes can be made by even the most amateur of amateurs. Great, right?
1) GO WITH PAINTED FONDANT FOR YOUR DIY WEDDING CAKE
Source: Andrea of Cooking Books
Its hard to believe that this painted fondant cake is a wedding cake homemade by Andrea, a hands-on bride, especially for her wedding!
To make this cake possible, she took advantage of all the tutorials and materials available in cooking books, magazines and the internet. She also practiced to her heart’s content, and what can we say but congratulations to her because all of her hard work sure paid off!
Want to try this DIY wedding cake idea yourself? Check out the tips and step-by-step instruction available on her blog.
2) FRUITCAKE COVERED IN FONDANT DIY WEDDING CAKE
Another fondant cake has made it onto our list! Nessie, the bride, was not only getting married during the time she has made this DIY wedding cake, she was also in medical schhol. To top it all off, she had never made a tiered fondant cake before. If these things didn’t stop her from making her own wedding cake, then you can do it too!
Source: Nessie of Baking = Love
For a more detailed set of instructions for this Fruitcake fondant wedding cake, feel free to visit Nessie’s blog here!
3) 3-TIER IVORY STRIPED DIY WEDDING CAKE
Source: Dedri of Look At What I Made
4) STYROFOAM FOR AN EASIER DIY WEDDING CAKE
Source: Abby Power
5) FROST-LESS DIY WEDDING CAKE
Source: Faith Durand
Who says cake is only complete with frosting? Faith was quite nervous of how her DIY wedding cake would turn out, because she chose not to put any frosting on her cake at all. She was so delighted when she saw how marvelous her frosting-less wedding cake looked all stacked up!
Learn more about Faith’s experience on her blog for more inspiration!
6) 3-TIER LEMON RASPBERRY DIY WEDDING CAKE
Source: Weijia of Dinner With Weijia
Another great friend who didn’t let being inexperienced get in the way of baking the best DIY wedding cake for her friend! Weijia hit two birds with one stone when she decided to help her friend and, at the same time, also learn from the experience of baking a wedding cake for her own wedding someday.
Here is Weijia’s detailed experience on baking a Lemon Raspberry cake for her first wedding cake.
7) RASPBERRY-FILLED AND FLOWER-ADORNED DIY WEDDING CAKE
Don’t be fooled by how hard this DIY wedding cake looks, because this is definitely very beginner friendly! Using fresh Raspberries for the filling and adorning the cake with petal embellishments sure makes this simple 3-tier cake look delicious!
Source: Nina Callaway
8) “MADE WITH LOVE” DIY WEDDING CAKE
Source: Nicole Spiridakis
Nicole took the role of being a sister to a higher level when she volunteered to create a DIY wedding cake for her brother’s wedding. Love is the main ingredient of this cake and that is the taste Nicole wanted it to cake to have. Sweet, right?
For that to be possible, Nicole researched and prepared to create the wedding cake her brother deserved on his wedding day! Recipes and tips are available right here!
9) SMITTEN KITCHEN SQUARE BUTTERCREAM DIY WEDDING CAKE
Source: Smitten Kitchen
Two heads are better than one! Why not ask for assistance from your friends when creating your DIY wedding cake? Just like this bride who was helped by her pastry-enthusiast friend to make the bride’s beautiful dream wedding cake come to life. How? Step-by-step details and tips are provided here!
10) BUTTERFLY-ADORNED DIY BUTTERCREAM WEDDING CAKE
Source: Mountainside Bride
“Practice makes perfect!” This is what this bride believed to be true when she made her DIY wedding cake! For her dream wedding cake, she started ahead of time and researched the right decorations. Her effort definitely did not go to waste as her all-white buttercream cake is beautifully accentuated with colorful butterflies!
Envious of her wedding cake? You can whip it up too! Here are the tips to achieve your jaw-dropping wedding cake!
I’m sure this list of 10 DIY wedding cake ideas is making bride-to-bes who have no experience in baking a cake, let alone a wedding cake, want to whip up the wedding cake of their dream. Just a reminder, whichever wedding cake inspiration you decide to makee, don’t forget to have fun and enjoy the process of baking your own wedding cake!