- 8 years ago
I’m sure that I am not the first, nor the last, to create a “fake” wedding cake. I just got married last week (yay!) and I was just flipping through my photos and found a great picture of my DIY cake from the wedding. Since most of my wedding was DIY, including some of the catering, I was quite pleased with my wedding cake solution since it was at the bottom of the list of priorities when all the last minute things needed to be done. Let me just say that a DIY wedding is not for the faint of heart or those people who don’t work well under pressure.
I bought 16-inch rounds from the craft store and glued them together to form the bottom layer of the cake. I also bought 6 inch rounds for the top layer as well. A few days before the wedding, I iced the styrofoam to get a solid layer of icing on them.
I ordered 3 10-inch cakes from my favorite bakery, iced, but not decorated. (One for the fake cake and two for cutting in the kitchen for serving). I also requested some additional icing in the same color as they iced the cakes I had just purchased. I was glad I had extra icing because the icing I had made was not the same color “white” as the cakes I picked up, so the extra icing allowed me to apply a thin layer over my already iced styrofoam cake layers.
On the day of the wedding, I assembled the two “fake” layers by wedging the real cake in the middle layer and decorating the cake.
I think it turned out nicely. The picture of me fussing with the cake was literally 40 minutes before the ceremony… so if you want to spend most of your day getting ready and not dealing with stuff, this may not be the solution for you. However, the cost of all the cake was about $70 for 3 10-inch cakes ($15/cake) and the styrofoam/decorating supplies ($35)