Tag: wedding cake

8 Essential Wedding Cake Tips for the DIY Bride

As Julia Childs once said, ‘A party without cake is just a meeting’ so what’s a wedding without a wedding cake?! When you start thinking about your wedding cake and contact suppliers for quotes the most common reaction is ‘How much?! For a cake?!’ If you don’t have a single baking bone in your body or have your heart set on the a certain designer then a price of £500+ can be justified but for the budget savvy bride, a DIY wedding cake can save you mega bucks if you’re willing to put in the time. There are lots of options for a DIY wedding cake ranging from buying budget cakes from COSTCO and glamming them up to making your entire cake from the hand carved topper to the red velvet bottom layer. What’s important is to go with the option that best suits your ability and time frame. Here I have shared some of my top tips I have learnt first hand from DIYing wedding cakes.

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DIY Bunting Cake Topper

Washi tape is one of the most useful crafting materials you can get. My collection is insane and I still don’t think I have enough! I will be posting lots of ideas of how to use this wonder tape but for today let’s make a cake topper. I’ve already spoken about how much love I have for getting creative with your cake toppers so I won’t bore you with another rant. This cake topper could not be more simple to make and even DIY novices should be able to master this.

As with all DIY projects it is completely adaptable and such a cheap way of creating something truly bespoke for your wedding. For this post I have created a three tier cake topper but it is completely up to you how many tiers you want. One or a hundred – have a play and see what feels right.

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Our DIY Wedding

Consider this my DIY resume. I wanted to show you what qualifies me as a “DIY Bride” by sharing some of the details we DIYed for our wedding. There was no way I could possibly fit everything into one post so here’s the highlights. I will be posting tutorials for some of these very soon but if anyone has any questions feel free to ask!

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DIY Tassel Garland Cake Topper

All hail the rise of the cake topper! Long gone are the days where cake toppers consisted of a dodgy model of a generic bride and groom. Now wedding cakes are featuring some incredible creations on their top layers from custom made figurines to spray painted dinosaurs (and everything else in between!) I love a garland and a tassel garland ticks about every single box for me! The beauty of this DIY is it is completely customizable – from the colour scheme to the size of the tassels – so it’s guaranteed to fit in whatever your theme. And they couldn’t be more simple to make. They’re so easy you might get a bit carried away…

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