If you're thinking about making your own DIY wedding cake - or perhaps one for a friend - it's always great to find some inspiration. Yet when you search the internet, most cakes you'll see are made by professionals in a bakery. Of course those are beautiful - their makers have tons of experience and time to focus. Yet if you don't want your labor of love to end up on Cake Wrecks, it's better to stick to a simple and realistic project.
So we've rounded up real examples of DIY wedding cakes with tips about how they prepared, what they wish they'd done differently, and most importantly, pictures of how the ordeal turned out.
This first example is one I made many years ago, giving you an example of what an amateur baker could accomplish, along with tips about how to give a tiered cake structure so it doesn't collapse. It's rustic and unrefined, but it was an easy project for a beginner. You'll find all of those tips at Step-by-step Guide to Making a Wedding Cake.