Made My Own Wedding Cake
In Jamaica the traditional wedding cake is a dark fruit cake laced with wines and currants, not the typical white sponge cake. It was for that reason that my soon to be mother-in-law was annoyed with my choice to adjust a cake mix. My mother finally decided to make the cake for me.
I will be stacking them and icing them with fondant. If I find that I cannot manage the fondant I will resort to my trusty royal icing but I need fondant for the modern look I want.
The gumpaste flowers are bought premade from wholesalesugarflowers.com and I will be altering their colour by dusting them with petal dust.
The easier version of what I will be doing is to buy cake mix in bulk and to buy premade fondant and to do a stacked cake decorating it with a choice of premade flowers preferably in a kit.
My cake will end up costing more than it ought because of my country's tradition (they come for the fruit cake)
It will look like the professional ones as long as you watch the videos on youtube.
If you are having a small wedding, serve a sheet cake or one that you bought at the grocery and make the base and top tier real while filling in the other layers with cake foam (the ones used for displays at a baker)and decorate them all with storebought fondant
Haven't made it yet but I know it will look great.
You can rent a fake cake and insert a chunk for the cutting and feeding but please don't glue garland beads and ribbon to the foam...make it at least look like a cake with icing.