DIY Wedding Cake Expert Tips

With Wedding Season fast approaching and more couples than ever choosing to create their own wedding cake, online cake experts
Make Bake share their top tips for DIY Wedding cakes and wowing your guests!

Get inspired
Inspiration is key, so do your research and look for cake designs that catch your eye. Remember to be realistic, for beginners we would suggest selecting a simple design that you’re confident you can perfect.

Practice, Practice, Practice
To get your skills to a professional level, we recommend creating and decorating a number of different cakes a few months prior to your big day to discover your decorating strengths and weaknesses and perfect your final design. Depending on the style of cake you have decided on, you will need a range of tools to get the most professional finish for your cake. From piping bags, cake decorating pens and sugar flowers, the Make Bake website has a number of tools to help you create your ideal wedding cake design.

Keep it simple...
But stay true to your creative vision. Traditional wedding cakes are always a crowd pleaser, but don’t forget to decorate your cake to your own style and taste - it’s your day so make it your own! Cake Pops and cupcakes are a great way of be creative and show off your personality - plus they’re easy to decorate.

However, don’t bite off more than you can chew! Choose a cake design that won’t take up too much of your time and will look the most professional overall. We recommend using simple icing, ribbon and fresh flowers for a traditional and effective wedding cake decoration. Stencils are also a great way of adding a professional finish to a simple wedding cake.

Be prepared
The last thing a bride needs to be worried about on her wedding day is decorating the wedding cake. We recommend decorating your cake 1-2 days before the big day and storing it in a cool, dry place. Make sure you don’t forget to consider how you will get the cake to your venue. If possible, leave your icing and decoration to dry for over 24 hours in a cool, dry place before transporting it.

Bigger isn’t always better
Wedding cake doesn't have to be 20 tiers high to wow your guests - a great alternative is to create a single tiered cake surrounded by cupcakes or cake pops. As well as being easier to decorate, cupcakes and cake pops are also easy for your guests to take away and enjoy.

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