I'm doing my first wedding cake, and planned on starting baking tomorrow. I've only been doing cakes for about two years now, and very rarely do I make from scratch other than my chocolate cake. Normally I doctor up my cake mixes with a little flavoring or whatever else suits it. . . but for a wedding cake is that okay??? After thinking about it, I thought maybe I should make it from scratch, but what if it turns into a disaster?
Please help... are box mixes okay for wedding cakes?!
Why would you think it would not be ok?
It's worked for me for 25 years.
I would think that a wedding is not the time to experiment with new recipes .. and that you should stick with what has been working for you this far. Play with some scratch recipes on smaller cakes to find out which ones work for you ... THEN do a wedding cake with a scratch recipe.
If you've never worked with a scratch recipe before, you don't really need the added stress of dealing with a new recipe with your first wedding cake.
oh THANK YOU! The closer it gets, the more I'm getting worried about everything! I can't wait until its over, and hopefully its perfect and I dont have to stress anymore.
13 years ago.... when i was told .. there are no perfect cakes.... it made me like decorating better... just do the best you can... and your cake will turn out good... we all get nervous over birthday cakes. shower cakes.. etc... wedding cakes makes us more nervous... we all hope that the recepient and guest likes the flavors . etc... and how we decorated it... good luck on your wedding cake.
Everything you ever wanted to know about making your 1st tiered cake:
(Has doctored cake and b/c recipes and so much more.)
Link to Wilton's revised cake making & decorating help:
Illustrated how to cut neat slices of tiered cake by indydebi:
(So much easier than the Wilton method.)