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Should I Bake My Own Wedding Cake? Help!

post #1 of 32
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Hey everyone!

So after all this time helping brides with their big day, I am finally one of them! Yey!

I am getting married in March 2006. The big question - should I bake my own cake?

I want to say - "absolutely!" I help brides to be all the time with the how-to's of baking a wedding cake, etc. But my family, friends, and fiance all think I should not bake my own. Their reason - they say that I will be too busy, too hectic, too crazy at the time to worry about baking, delivering, and setting up my own cake. My fiance says "Look, I see how crazed you get when it's someone else's cake - I can't imagine how you'd be with your own! I don't want you to be that stressed on our wedding day."

What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 32
they are right...you will be stressed, especially if something goes wrong!!!
i just finished this weekend making my sisters cake, and being bridesmaid at the same time. it was an effort to say the least. if you heave someone who can take over from you in set up and devivery, that may work for you....but have you hreard the many disaster mishaps that have happened. im telling you it is not worth ruining your day over
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post #3 of 32
Personnally I would not recommend it eliviate as much stress as possible Let someone else do it your job that day is to show up and get married! I am sure everyone knows you make great cakes, but do not expect you to make your own. Congrats! Enjoy your wedding!
post #4 of 32
before you start even stressing about it now..find out if the site you have picked out for your reception allows you to bring outside cake..lol

Congratulation!
post #5 of 32
I thought I'd do my own last year and THANK GOD everyone talked me out of it. I thought I'd have plenty of time in the days leading up to the wedding...but you really don't and there's a million other thoughts in your mind besides the worry of having to make the cake!!!!!
post #6 of 32
I agree with mezle...it will be very stressful. You should be enjoying your few days prior to your wedding. Maybe you can make the topper portion or the grooms one, one that will not take you a long time to do. Just a suggestion. Congratulations in your upcoming wedding! Lisa icon_smile.gif
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post #7 of 32
Congratulations! And no... I would not recommend it. You are just going to be too busy.
post #8 of 32
Hey PerryStCakes...good to hear from you again!! Haven't seen you on here for awhile!!

I have read a few stories where the brides have successfully made their own wedding cakes...but my advice......don't do it!! Now matter how far you plan ahead, how organized you may be, it's just to hectic. This is a big day for you and your groom...enjoy it, it goes really fast!!

BTW...congrats on your engagement!!
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post #9 of 32
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Miss Missey! I missed you! I have been crazy with all the wedding planning - it really is time consuming!

I've been so busy that I haven't been on Wilton's forum or this one much lately - but I'm back! I've gotten most of the details squared away by now (yey!) so now I can re-focus icon_smile.gif

Thank you all for your warm wishes and sound advice! It really helps me - I need your expert opinions!

(As much as I want to trust the opinions of my family, friends, and fiance, these are the same people that are willing to go into heavy battle over something as inconsequential as wording on an invitiation. LOL. I need sane people!!)

Love you all!!
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post #10 of 32
icon_smile.gif if you have the time,,why not ? go for it ... as long as it won't add stress to you.. thumbs_up.gif
post #11 of 32
I also would advise against it. You have so many other details to worry about, the last thing you need is something huge like making your own wedding cake to stress over. I got married before I started doing cakes, but there is no way I would have been able to do it.

Congratulations and good luck! thumbs_up.gif
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post #12 of 32
I made my own cake. If you cover it with fondant as long as you choose a filling that doesn't need refrigeration you can make it a week in advance. The fondant stops the air turning the cake stale. If you want a buttercream cake why not make it in advance. Freeze each layer the just defrost and assemble on the day.
I loved doing my own cake it meant I got exactly what I wanted and I don't think anyone else could have done that for me
post #13 of 32
NO!!! NO NO!!!!
It's your big day..enjoy it. It will pass so incredibly fast you'll be sad at the end of the evening. I considered doing my own, but opted out. Just let yourself be catered to this ONE day.
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post #14 of 32
Chalk up one more no vote. I was so busy before my wedding that I forgot to pick up my dress!! Now that would have been a disaster. There's just so much going on why not delegate as much as you possibly can?

(And congats icon_biggrin.gif )
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post #15 of 32
Ok, so i'm not engaged yet, but do have a significan other that is the one and this is what I am planning on doing.

I don't want anyone else to make my cake, we have designed our cake and I want to make it. So our display cake will be dummy cakes with one real cake. This way I can decorate in advance and have it the way I want it. Then I plan on having another decorator I know and trust to make sheet cakes to serve, decorate the small cake, and set up the main cake.

In theory I think this sounds good, so we get the cake we want and less stress. But we'll see if it actually works this way when the time comes.

Just another idea.

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