We've all seen the awful videos of a beautiful wedding cake suddenly falling to the ground. And thanks to the extraordinary talents of designers like Sylvia Weinstock, there is now a myth circulating that wedding cakes must be elaborately decorated things. For these reasons and more, many amateur bakers shy away from making wedding cakes, but it really is not as hard as it looks. While I wouldn't encourage a bride to add one more (big) thing to her long list of todos, it certainly can be accomplished by a close friend or family member. Here is a step-by-step guide to making a wedding cake,
including simple and easy decorating techniques, and how to make it structurally sound so that it won't fall over.