So this tiered wedding cake post is designed to provide you with inspiration and confidence. It is not a full step by step tutorial – mainly because we did is at a Royal WeddinG Street Party.. and there wasn’t really time to get every detail photographed or written down. However, it was SUCH an amazing cake, made with the help of 5 different neighbours, that I really wanted to share it with you. It is the best and most easy wedding cake DIY I have ever seen. And the result was simply adorable. So here is how we did it….
A street party. 5 neighbours and a plan.
One of our neighbours had 4 nested large cake tins. We took the 3 smaller ones and devided them up among the others. We then also got hold of some mini round cake thins for the final layer (we would have been happy with 4 square cakes.. but didn’t have a tin to fit it). Needless to say, you can use round nested cake tins too.. or make this with only 3 layers.. OR cut the final layer “down to size” from a normal cake tin, if you don’t have a small one.
Each neighbour was instructed to make a cake that they enjoy….. and to have it ready for assembly the morning of the street party.
I went off and made a Harry and Meghan Wedding Couple Cake Topper!! Nice and easy and oh so cute!
To assemble this kind of easy tiered wedding cake you will need:
- A cake board to fit each size of cake.. a large one at the bottom in our case, and a small round one for the top cake
- Cake dowls – you can buy some like these and cut them to shape.
- Edible flowers
- Fresh fruit such as strawberries and blue berries
- Butter cream icing (if desired!)
How to assemble a tiered wedding cake easy…
Ok.. here we go. As mentioned in the introduction, I *cough* didn’t actually assemble this cake.. hahahaha. But I did take some photos.. and it did look relatively straight forward. Though my neighbours like to bake, non of use are professional bakers… and it is amazing what you can do when working together.
The key to this tiered wedding cake DIY I think were the pretty eddible flowers and fresh fruit, they literally “brought it all together.
Stack your cakes – it is VERY important that you use the cake boards and cake dowel method to support the cake and cake boards. Else you cake will turn into the leading tower of pisa or self implode. Look at these yummy cakes though. I do love how they are all so different. I believe we had a red velvet cake, a lemon drizzle, a victoria sponge.. and ahem.. I forget. I must find out what they all were!
But the key is: make the cakes you love! By using dowels and cake plates, you will be able to support each later, without squashing your baking efforts.
If you want you can add icing to ALL the cakes. But only do this if it works with the flavours. Here the red velvet cake is getting it’s butter cream frosting. Whilst incredibusy begins to add all the fruit and edible flowers.
Round and round she goes!
We then popped our Prince Harry and Meghan Cork Toppers onto the top (don’t they look oh so happy).
And finished decorating. ALL the flowers are edible and don’t they look simply stunning? Such an amazing job Incredibusy!
The cake in all it’s glory.
Say aaaaah… Happy Wedding Day!
Just beautiful! Though this of course is not a full tutorial as to how to make a tiered wedding cake – as I would want YOU to pick your favourite wedding cake recipes (or have it all as a lemon drizzle.. I mean, really, who says you have to have fruit cake). But this cake board and dowel method really is quite straight forward and looks amazing! And beginner cake maker can achieve this!
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