My favourite You Tube ‘How To’ for making your own wedding cake at home. Over these two videos Chef Alan Tetreault, owner of Global Sugar Art shows you have to create your own three tiered wedding cake.
I would say only people who enjoy baking and who bake regularly should even contemplate making their own cake, so do approach this with caution. If you are determined to go down the DIY route for your cake but aren’t great at baking, you could either ask a friend/family member to bake it and you decorate it.
I don’t know many people that don’t enjoy a French Fancy.
Relaxed, tea party feel weddings are BIG right now. Think: Babys Breath, bunting, pastel colour theme, men in braces and skinny/bow ties, floral table cloths, table centrepieces in mis-matched cup and saucers, fairy light lit barns or marques and bands instead of DJs.
I can’t imagine a better way to tie this wedding style together than with a tiered French Fancy wedding cake!
Check out these beautiful examples
You can easily create this relaxed and elegant feel on a budget
1st) Buy a French Fancy Birthday cake from any supermarket.
2nd) Buy French Fancy cakes from any supermarket or wholesaler
3rd) Buy/rent/borrow a cake stand
4th) Arrange the cake and the cakes on the cake stand.
Delegate this task to the wedding co-ordinator or to a member of the weddingB party on the morning on the wedding
You could add extra decoration to the big and small French fancy cakes such as a sugar craft flowers and your own cake topper.
You could choose to have a cake maker create 1 French Fancy style cake for you in your chosen colour and then buy shop bought French Fancies for a reduced cost wedding cake that still have a professional, personalised touch.