Wedding cake hack for under £40 doesn't need a lot of DIY07/28/2019
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that weddings are expensive, every aspect of it – the makeup, the flowers, the guests.
But the cake doesn’t have to be. And you don’t need to be a master baker to save hundreds of pounds.
An American designer named Jessica took to Instagram to reveal a wedding hack used by her brother.
She revealed that the groom Jeremy and his wife Gosia decided to avoid paying big bucks for a fancy cake.
Instead, they took to superstore Costco and grabbed a bunch of sheet cakes, cream cheese filling, flowers and got to business.
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My most liked picture! Swipe to see other pictures from the wedding on a budget! My brother and my whole family are very hands on DIY and save money wherever we can. Jeremy and Gosia love to travel (they met while touring Chernobyl!) and wanted to save for their honeymoon (they ended up honeymooning in Rome!) and not spend too much on a wedding. Their flower budget was zero. Their cake budget was “let’s make cupcakes and freeze for the wedding”. Two weeks before the wedding, they handed the wedding coordinator position over to me. With my moms help, we bought a few things from @hobbylobby and used a few things I had in my decor closet in order to bring my vision of a rustic wedding reception to life. My parents have bees and sell honey so we had a ton of mason jars we were also able to use for center pieces. We picked wildflowers on the side of the road, flowers and rosemary from my mom’s garden, and we literally stopped at @traderjoes on our way to the reception venue, @shadysprings to decorate the day before the wedding. I bought flowers for all the bouquets, mason jars for 24 tables, hair flowers, and cake. Trader Joe’s even gave me some greenery that looked a little wilted but I still thought looked pretty. And the cake…I was able to talk my brother into just “getting Costco cakes and throw some real flowers on it”. They ordered two of the $18.99 sheet cakes with cream cheese filling and picked up on the way to the venue before the rehearsal dinner. With the help of Gosia’s brother-in-law, @chefjwarley (who happens to be a chef in England), the cakes were cut into tiered squares, stacked, re-iced, and arranged a few of the real flowers from the piles of flowers used for decorating (About $10 worth). All displayed on a rustic looking cake stand made with supplies from Hobby Lobby. Oh and should I mention they did not hire a DJ and used Spotify on an IPad for the music for dancing? It really was a beautiful reception on a budget! Cake tutorial coming as soon as we get back from vacay! 🙌🏼 #costco #costcofinds #hobbylobbyaddict #hobbylobbyfarmhouse #hobbylobbylove #costcodoesitagain #costcocake
Jessica shared the result on her account Cottage Farm House where the homemade design got a lot of love.
Instead of staying up all night baking, the couple bought two sheet cakes from the store (which you can in British Costco stores or online).
Jeremy and Gosia spent $18.99 (£15.34) on each cake plus a further $10 (£8) on flowers, bringing their total to $47.98 (£38.75).
Then the cakes were ‘cut into tiered squares, stacked and re-iced with buttercream icing (from home)’.
Relatives then helped the couple put beautiful looking flowers which included pastel roses around the large cake.
The dessert really came together when it was placed on a rustic cake stand.
‘The rustic wedding reception to life,’ wrote Jessica.
‘My parents have bees and sell honey so we had a ton of mason jars we were also able to use for centre pieces. We picked wildflowers on the side of the road, flowers and rosemary from my mum’s garden.’
Jessica’s followers certainly loved the creation as it has become her most-liked Instagram post.
‘This is literally the best idea I’ve heard and it looks way better than so many professional ones I’ve seen,’ wrote one person.
Another said: ‘This is amazing, the idea, and money saved! Great Job!.’
‘So pretty,’ wrote another. Others tagged brides and grooms to be to give them some ideas for their wedding day.
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