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Bake Your Own Wedding Cake! Tips For Doing it Yourself

Apr 8, 2008
Yes, it is true: the do-it-yourself ethic that has made home improvement warehouses and their ilk so ubiquitous and prominent in our lives has also come to wedding preparations. The do-it-yourself ethic has truly been embraced by so many, and now even brides are getting in on the action. If you are the kind of bride who is not afraid to roll up your bridal sleeves and get to work, then you just may be interested in baking your own wedding cake. Here is a brief overview of why and how you may want to bake your very own wedding cake.

The Do-it-Yourself Wedding Planner - When You Aren't Afraid to Take Charge

Are you a groom or bride who enjoys taking care of your wedding details? If you don't have the money for a wedding planner, or are simply not inclined to the idea of having a perfect stranger throw together your dream wedding, then you may be the type of person who would enjoy planning your own wedding. Why not do it yourself? If you know your way around the kitchen, you will find that there are many different ways to make your own wedding cake.

Why Would You Want to Make Your Own Wedding Cake?

Why in the world would you ever want to make your own wedding cake? There are many different ways why you may want to consider making your own wedding cake. First, it is obviously a great way to save money. Wedding cakes are very expensive. They are by far one of the big-ticket items of any conventional wedding. And the prices of wedding cakes, especially the more elaborate designs, are always climbing. Wedding cakes are always time exhaustive. You can save yourself hours of searching for the perfect wedding cake or interviewing wedding cake designers or tasting wedding cake samples at bridal expos. Save yourself the trouble of searching for just the right wedding cake-make it yourself, instead! Finally, there is one very important reason why you may want to make your very own wedding cake-you get to put your own special touch on this very symbolic item. And, of course, you will be able to boast about how you made your own wedding cake ever after.

Getting Started in Making Your Own Cake

If you have never baked before, you will want to get many cakes under your belt before you tackle the big project. However, even if you do have some experience in baking, you will still want to bake to your heart's content in order to get it right. If you are serious about this endeavor, you will want to start baking months in advance. Baking a wedding cake is no small task, and you want to make sure you get it right, especially if you are aiming for a somewhat elaborate wedding cake design. Go ahead and 'ruin' as many cakes as you can before tackling the big project! After all, you can always eat your way to perfection.

Start With Fresh Ingredients

As you learn to bake a cake, there are some basic guidelines that can help you achieve the best, most flavorful cake possible. Use fresh ingredients, such as real butter and fresh eggs. Choose natural flavorings over the artificial. You may find that whatever recipe you are working with will require special ingredients that may not be available in the baking aisle of your local grocery store. If you have trouble locating a specific ingredient, such as clear vanilla flavoring, for instance, you may want to consult an online cake decorating supply company that can get it to you.
About the Author
Josephine Gauttier is the author of the popular eBook "The Art of Cake Decorating". You can find more information about cake decorating at http://www.artofcakedecorating.com
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