We made a video! And it's about cake! We had a great time creating a collection of DIY Wedding Cakes For Under £100 and if you haven't seen it yet, make sure you check it out here. We looked at plenty of styles to suit all kinds of weddings to show you just how easy it is to do it yourself and save some serious dough in the process.
It might sound scary, but we're not suggesting you spend the day before your wedding day worrying about soggy bottoms or dense sponges. In this case, DIY stands for decorate-it-yourself, which is super easy and takes next to no time!
Kate, the Assistant to our Head of Sales, was happy to participate, especially after winning the CHWV Bake Off Competition last August! She opted for a rustic country theme which would be perfect to suit a relaxed, barn wedding and kicked things off by bringing a segment of a tree trunk to act as the ideal cake stand. Kate picked up some hessian and lace from a local shop and used some to wrap around each tier of the of the cake. The rest she fashioned into big bows and finished these delightful pearl-like details. A sprig of gypsophila worked as a beautiful natural topper, it's a wonderfully versatile flower that looks at home at any wedding, and with that Kate's rustic DIY wedding cake was complete!
This amazing cake didn't cost the world either, barely anything in fact in the grand scheme of things! You can easily pick up a similar cake stand for about £10 (or make one for yourself if you're handy with a chainsaw) and the other decorations were all from Poundland, costing a measly £8. That means that this stunning DIY wedding cake only came to a total of £72; a bargain I think you'll agree!
This cake really shows that with a little bit of time and effort, you can create something that will suit your day perfectly while saving some of your precious wedding budget at the same time. Plus, you get to show off your crafting skills to all your guests as they marvel at your show-stopper!
Get the look
Small, medium and large tier of sponge cake £54 (Marks and Spencer)
Tree trunk cake stand £10 or less (Etsy)
Hessian, lace and pearl stickers £8 (Poundland)