Beautiful wedding cakes you can make yourself

By
Hannah Koelmeyer
Added
18 March, 2015

Want to make your own wedding cake? We've got 6 recipes for stunning cakes perfect for DIY.

A DIY wedding cake is all about having fun and keeping things personal. It’s also a great way to keep your budget down. And you don’t have to be a master cake decorator to create something with serious impact. Below you’ll find recipes for cakes you can easily make yourself, for every taste, style and skill-level. Sometimes the simplest approach is the most beautiful.

While making your own wedding cake is a worthwhile challenge, it’s not for everybody. If you do want to make your own cake, be kind to yourself and be prepared. You should do at least one trial run, and give yourself plenty of time to make the real deal.

The ‘Naked’ Victoria sponge wedding cake

You’ve probably seen versions of this stunner around the traps, as it’s definitely the new hotness when it comes to wedding cakes. It’s easy to see why. It has extreme visual impact without any of the complication of fussy icing, so it’s totally achievable for those who have no experience with a piping bag. It’s also full of character and easy to customise to fit with your own theme. This recipe from Three Sister’s Bake has all of the, surprisingly simple, assembly instructions you need.

The boozy option

This recipe from April Carter is perfect for a winter wedding. The layers of spiced gingerbread, topped with boozy whiskey caramel are guaranteed to please sweet-tooths and fathers-in-law alike.

The vegan, gluten-free wonder

If you’re vegan, gluten-free, or just health-conscious, there’s no reason for you to miss out on a wedding cake. This chocolate, mocha and coffee layer cake from Kate Bradley ticks all of the boxes.

The simple-yet-effective chocolate cake

For those who aren’t super confident in the kitchen (or anyone who just wants to keep it simple), you can’t go past April Carter’s Simple store cupboard chocolate cake. The recipe is incredibly easy, and once iced in the chocolate buttercream (a very forgiving icing to work with) you can decorate with sparklers or a few beautiful fresh flowers, and you’re done!

For the traditionalist

For a classic, traditional wedding cake, Fiona Cairns has you covered. One huge benefit to this time-honoured style is that it can be baked and decorated up to a month in advance, so no stress leading up to the big day.

The incurable romantic

This gorgeous dip-dye look icing is actually quite simple to do, and the delicate pink, rose-flavoured cake beneath is pure whimsical romance.

For all the techniques every would-be wedding cake maker needs to know, check out April Carter’s book Decorated. She covers everything from how to level and split a cake, assembling tiers, icing techniques and simple (yet fancy) finishing touches.

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