So I consider myself to be a pretty competent baker after 6 years!
and I've never truly been overwhelmed by an idea.
generally someone tells me what they want and I do it :)
however ive chosen to do my own wedding cake for June this year
Well, good luck to you. I did the centerpiece cakes for my daughters wedding. I had help delivering all the cakes. As the MOB i had other responsibilities and wound up getting about 9 hours of sleep over the three days prior to her wedding.
From experience, I'd advise you - don't.
Did you have a question?
and i've done my kids wedding cakes and i on purpose opted out of any other duties as mob or mog -- i also exempted my husband from any additional duties so he could assist me -- it worked and i got good sleep but you are still drained/tired -- really worn out at the reception -- a little brain dead -- y'know how you feel after a big intense delivery -- you're capable of dining out and letting calgon take you away -- but for us it just had to be that way -- me doing cakes was just too ingrained in us as a family so it all worked --
this is kind of funny and clearly pathetic but it illustrates the depth of the brain deadedness -- so my daughter's mother-in-law's name is pat -- she hates to be called patty as I learned when my son-in-law invited me to call her that when we first met just all in fun --
my son's mil's name is patty -- so after i set up the cake at the wedding patty asks me to introduce her to pat -- cool no problem right -- so i go 'pat, this is _____..." and the name 'patty' would not come out of my mouth because my brain got all tangled up because there was no brain juice left -- used it all up on the cake -- don't say 'patty' when talking to pat aghhh --
so all that to say you need to have good solid trustworthy soldiers to back you up and the likelihood of some trade offs is high -- like loss of sleep like Leah or loss of brain like me --
i did my own cake in advance and froze it -- it was the dead of winter -- worked great -- someone else delivered it -- 37 years ago way before i had any sense -- it can be done but do it all well in advance and get reliable help and back up plans for back up plans -- hope it's a small wedding -- best to you!