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My daughter just got engaged and I’m already thinking about her wedding cake – If you have a “favorite” wedding cake that you have done, or want to contribute any ideas or suggestions that would make my life less stressful if I decide to make the cake myself, I would LOVE your input. If she chooses one of your cakes I PROMISE to give you full credit!!!

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Donna Tokazowski- Cake Hatteras, Hatteras N.C. ...

You are the mother of the bride…I don’t think there is anything that is going to make that day less stressful! That being said, I did my son’s wedding cake a year and a half ago. I live in NC and the wedding was in Ohio. Keep in mind I was the mother of the groom. All I had to do was show up to the wedding. I think the best advice I can give you is to try to keep things as simple as possible and keep the priorities straight. The important thing about this day, is the joining of two families and the love between your daughter and her future husband.

To make that day less stressful for me, I hired out the actual baking of the cake. There was now way I could actually bake the cake without an actual kitchen. There I was in a side room of the reception venue whipping away making buttercream. (Yes, I took my KA mixer with me to Ohio) I had a choice that day, We were either going to have good cake, or I was going to have good hair, I didn’t have time for both. As it happened, I only had about an hour to get myself ready for the wedding. Not enough time for good hair too.
We had good cake that day. When I look at the photo of my son and I dancing together, it didn’t matter what my hair looked like because the smiles on our faces was priceless. I was giddy the whole day!

I hope this helps!

SarahBeth3 ...

Congratulations to your daughter. Keep it simple, don’t try anything new, and have an even simpler back-up plan…just in case! :) Have fun!

Tiffany Palmer ...

Rosette cakes are very pretty and fairly simple to do, so many different variations done. I agree with the above posts, keep it simple and have a plan of how it will all go. Congratulations to your daughter and good luck! =)

Fun Fiesta Cakes ...

Thank you so very much – I agree that the most important thing is enjoying the day – I haven’t decided to do the actual cake myself – but I would be up to doing the flowers if she chooses a cake that requires it. I still have time to work up the courage to do the entire thing! LOL

SarahBeth3 ...

I wanted to do my own wedding cake and my mom said there was no way she would let me do it! lol Mom’s are usually right. :) You’ll get it all figured out in time.

lori ...

My daughter got married this past Aug. She wanted to have cupcakes our caterer had a deal with a local bakery, after tasting them we could not do that. The cc’s were very dry and the icing tasted like crisco. We thought we would do them our selves, but family members wouldn’t hear of it. We searched and searched and finally found delious cc’s…. my daughter then decided she wanted a small (2tier) cake for cutting and cake pops. I took on the task! I baked two days before and thought I would decorate during the day before HaHaHa! After the rehearsal party and all the other night before things I had to do I started to decotate @ 2am, Luckly I had made all adornments an such ahead of time. In 3 hours I was done. Two hrs of sleep and up again. Didn’t miss out on one minute of the day or preperations. Would I do it over the same way…Yes!!! It was all worth it! Suggestion, get all that you can ahead of time and try not to stress!

all4show ...

I made a dummy cake with a knotch out of the back of the bottom tier for real cake so they could have their cake “cutting” and I could do most of the cake before the wedding. We served 6 different flavors of kitchen cakes and the guests had a blast trying all the different flavors.