I’m finally back after a long hiatus – well not really, I’m just back from my honeymoon.
If people ever tell you that it’s super hard to do a DIY job on your own wedding, do listen to them because they are right. 80% of my wedding was a DIY job (by myself…my husband wasn’t much help, as I will explain in later posts to come). The number one question that I got asked when I first got engaged was “Are you going to do your own cake?” “Ofcourse” I replied.
So here is the tale of how to do your own 5 tier wedding cake.
Step 1: Figure out how the cake will be delivered and set up on the day. Being a hands on person, I thought ‘oh yeah, let me deliver it myself between the ceremony and the reception’. That is the wrong approach to getting married. Luckily I had a good friend who had some experience with cakes and she eagerly volunteered for the job. Thanks N!
Step 2: Figure out whether there are other components of the cake that should only be set up by a cake decorator and noone else. I made a floral bouquet on the top tier of the cake that I decided to scrap the night before the wedding as I didn’t want my friend to feel burdened by any breakage/fix-ups required on delivery.
So at 11pm the night before the wedding, I quickly made 2 lovebird cake toppers. Not quite the thing I had in mind (I thought I would be getting pampered with facials, manicures and massages).
Step 3: That’s the main thing really. At the end of the day, just relax.
So here it is, my 5 tier teal and pink wedding cake.
Cake: Chocolate mud cake
Design: 5 tier teal and pink cake with gold lace doilies and sugar flowers
Cake topper: Gold love birds