DIY wedding cake recipes that you can make at home, including an impressive naked cake with strawberries and cream and Peggy Porschen's tier cake that feeds 130
Wedding cake recipes that you can make at home, whether you're ready to attempt a three tier cake with recipes from cake legends such as Peggy Porschen and Victoria Glass or prefer pretty celebration cakes that would be perfect for a more intimate wedding.
As the bride, mother of the bride or an important part of the bridal party, finding the right wedding cake to suit the big day can be timely and expensive. So how about making your own with our pick of DIY wedding cake recipes to suit all skill levels? Accomplished bakers and beginners alike will love our collection of wedding cake recipes from expert wedding cake-makers. They'll show you how to bake and decorate a beautiful wedding cake, whatever the theme of your wedding, from classic elegance to vintage chic or a rustic country affair.
Of course, we recommend that you try the recipe before the big day but with a little bit of practice and a steady hand, you will create a stunning wedding cake to impress your guests. There's no need to stick to a classic fruit or sponge wedding cake unless you want to, as our wedding cake recipes include a treat for chocolate lovers, raspberry and chocolate layer cake with edible flowers on top and a pistachio and rose cake finished with rose petals. It's so thoughtful to make a wedding cake for someone you love, or even make your own a sit can be good value if you're planning a wedding on a budget. Or if you're nervous about making a traditional wedding cake, why not pick a selection of smaller wedding cakes and arrange them on a cake table so that guests can help themselves?
This stunning naked cake was created in woman&home's test kitchen and is easier than it looks, but with stunning results layered with cream, strawberries and flowers.
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Rose and Chocolate Wedding Cake
Jo Wheatley's rose and chocolate wedding cake is a spectacular-looking cake that's relatively straightforward to create, filled with flowers and lined with chocolate for the perfect wedding centrepiece. See the rose and chocolate wedding cake.
Peggy Porschen's Pink Wedding Cake
This fairytale cake will feed up to 130 people. Make up to three days in advance so you can relax before the big day. See Peggy Porschen's pink wedding cake.
Cardamom, Rose and Rhubarb Cake
Make a pretty DIY wedding with this easy recipe that has a whimsical look reminiscent of an English rose garden. See the cardamom, rose and rhubrab cake recipe.
Raspberry and White Chocolate Layer Cake
Raspberry and white chocolate buttermilk cake makes an impressive three layer cake with pink frosting and pretty decoration on top. See the raspberry and white chocolate layer cake recipe.
Victoria Glass's Summer Fete Wedding Cake
This cheerful lemon cake is perfect for a summer wedding in the countryand the bunting can be painted to match the wedding colours. See summer fete wedding cake.
Victoria Glass's Grace Kelly Wedding Cake
Why not opt for a moist chocolate fudge cake rather than sponge or fruitcake? This stunning cake follows Grace Kelly's lead with understated elegance and feminine beauty. The delicate pearls shimmer with iridescent lustre adding even more romance. Make Victoria's Grace Kelly wedding cake.
Pistachio and Lime Cake
Make this pretty pistachio and lime cake layered with frosting, lime curd and nuts and topped with edible flowers for a unique wedding cake that will work perfectly for an intimate wedding. See the pistachio and lime cake recipe.
Victoria Glass's Midnight Lotus Wedding Cake
A striking design that is the embodiment of luxury and indulgence, plus this chocolate rum truffle cake is gluten free! See the midnight lotus wedding cake.
Earl Grey Cake
Make this simple Earl Grey tea cake for your DIY cake table and it will look the part as one pretty cake in a quirky collection that guests can help themselves to. See the Earl Grey cake recipe.
Victoria Glass's Love Birds Wedding Cake
A rustic, pretty wedding cake which will make a beautiful focal point at a vintage-inspired wedding in the country or the city. This zesty carrot cake is lightly spiced with a deliciously creamy lemon filling. See the love birds wedding cake. See more special occasion cake recipes
Pina Colada Cake with Coconut Frosting
Bring a sense of humour to your big day with this pina colada recipe with sweet coconut frosting. What it lacks in height compared to a towering traditional wedding cake, it makes up for with fun factor. See the pina colada cake recipe.
Pistachio and Rose Water Cake
Make this charming pistachio and rose water cake as wedding cake with the emphasis on fantistic flavour. Present on a tall cake stand to add drama. See the pistachio and rose water cake recipe.
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