Wedding cakes have always been a very major part of a wedding. Thus, young couples struggle to pick out delicious cakes that have unique shapes and exquisite decorations. But not only sophisticated and enormous cakes can impress your guests, sometimes a simpler wedding cake is more elegant and highly appreciated. So, if you are on a tight budget and want to save each penny, you should consider building your own wedding cake. It might sound complicated, but it is actually not that hard. With a lot of attention and professional advice you will be able to create a fabulous cake for your wedding day.
Start by deciding on the size of the cake. This decision should be based on the number of people attending your wedding. Also, pick out the number of tiers and the shape of it. If you have someone to help you or provide advice you will be able to prepare a larger cake. After you have baked the cake, let it cool for a while before starting to decorate it. You can opt for a traditional white vanilla cake or try new flavors such as dark chocolate or incorporate fruits. Since you are the one making the cake you are entitled to choose your favorite flavors and decorations.
However, keep in mind that in this cases butter cream frosting is the most recommended one because it is easier to make. Still, if you are having a summer wedding, make sure you keep the cake in the refrigerator and prevent it from melting down. Use a pastry knife to apply the icing and make it very smooth. If you are experienced with baking and you are quite skillful, you can opt for a fondant cake. This will look more elegant and charming. As regards to decorations, flowers are the best solution. You can either use fresh blossoms to adorn the cakes or have some delicate flowers made of icing.
Building your own wedding cake will not only help you save some money but it will also make you feel great and highly involved in wedding preparations. If you have no experience with cakes, remember to bake a few extra layers in case something goes wrong. Also, ask you groom or family members to help you.