• Jo Watkinson

DIY wedding cake: Rose petal cascade

Our Decorate-it-yourself wedding cake is perfect for those couples who want a truly unique cake but are on a bit of a budget. You get amazing quality cake in your choice of flavours and you can decorate it exactly as you choose, but because decorating time is a large part of the cost of most wedding cakes, you can save a lot of money!

This month I wanted to show you how to make a modern, simple but stunning cake that is just perfect for a spring wedding. I’ve kept the ivory satin ribbon that comes with the cake. I then decorated the cake with a cascade of vibrant pink fresh rose petals. I love this look for a spring wedding, and it's especially wonderful for a Valentine's day themed wedding. It's an expensive, indulgent look but it's super easy to do.

If you'd like more ideas, we have a Pinterest board to go with this theme.

So, how can you create this cake yourself?

I used:

6 Roses in a colour to match your wedding.

That's it - that's all you'll need!

To assemble the cake, stack the tiers on top of each other, making sure that the cakes are central. We provide boards so that you can slide the tiers on top of each other more easily and food-safe gloves to minimise any marks that you may leave on the cake. The cake is fresh, so it’s delicate and you may leave marks, dints or snags on the icing as you assemble it, but don’t panic – just use the sides of the base cake drum to rotate the whole cake until you find the best side.

To decorate the cake, Gently pull the rose petals off the roses, one petal at a time, from the outside of the rose to the middle, following the pattern of the rose to avoid tears. Discard the middle few petals as they'll be too curled up. Gently place the rose petals on each tier, around the base of the cake and in a heap on the top.

And you’re done! So, it takes around 20 minutes to set the cake up yourself. Easy! And if you want to see how it's done you can watch our film.

So what else do you need to know about the DIY wedding cake? At The Dandelion Bakery, we use the finest quality ingredients and we do not mass produce, so your wedding cake will be made just for you, with the same care and attention that we give to all of our cakes. We bake as near to your wedding day as possible to ensure freshness and quality. We provide the largest cake on a fully iced cake drum edged with white satin ribbon and the smaller cakes on cake boards that become invisible when the cake is stacked. We also cut and insert the support dowels for you, so the cake is ready to go. So, how come this is cheaper than our bespoke cakes? You collect the cake the day before your wedding, which saves the cost of delivery and set up to your venue. The majority of any cake cost is decorating time, so by doing this yourself you save a lot of money, and finally, the time it takes to design a cake is usually included in the price, but that’s not needed for this cake so you don’t have to pay it. Hurrah!

You can order your own Decorate-it-yourself wedding cake from The Dandelion Bakery to make your wedding day exactly how you want it.

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