A great way for you to cut down on the overall budget of a wedding is making your own wedding cake. A well-intentioned aunt or cousin might love to take on the challenge for you even though it will take some time and effort.
When you choose the cake
Just like when you have a professional make your cake for you, enlisting some relative help also needs a plan. For more intricate guidelines, you can go to many books of wedding cakes or just look at pictures in magazines. Not only should you try to find something simple but also something that you think would be perfect for your wedding’s theme.
When you think that you’re found what you like, try to determine how many tiers it has and what decorations you want to add. You can begin to plan out the building of your wedding cake with these things in mind.
Try to break it down in your mind as you look at the picture of the cake that you would like. Try to figure out the number of tiers it has (perhaps you need more or less) in order for you to determine how many baking pans you will need. Then, the number of tubes of icing or jars of frosting you will need in order to complete the decorations is what you would want to determine next. Ordering a traditional cake is the same expense and this is what you may discover most of the time.
If you’re determined to make your cake, the best suggestion is to make a trial one. Even if it’s just one layer, you want to try out your plan to see if the one that you have chosen can be recreated.
When you bake a layer of the cake, any old cake mix will do, but you may want to go with the name brands for your wedding and then set it aside to cool. Making sure that the cake is completely cooled before you put any icing on it is a must because warm cake will cause the icing to melt.
Apply the icing with a pastry spatula like you might apply spackle on a wall. You should take your time in smoothing out all the areas. See what it looks like and you can pretend like this is the real cake. You can go ahead and get the ingredients to make an entire cake if you are impressed and of course, after you have tasted it.
Your wedding cake will be best if you make it the day before so that everything has time to settle and no one has to rush around to bake on the day of. Set aside a special room or area so that it will remained untouched and out of the way. Another thing you may want is someone to transport it to its final location first thing in the morning to avoid any rushing about.
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