Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding cake cost around $80,000

Posted on May 24 2014 - 2:20am by admin

Charming DIY Wedding Cakes

Make your own wedding cake like a pro

Make a gorgeous wedding cake at half the cost of an upscale baker!
01 Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William Wedding Cake

With wedding season having just begun and many summer proposals to happen in the coming months, the Homemakers at Wayfair created 6 DIY wedding cakes and cupcakes for budget-conscious brides who don’t mind rolling up their sleeves and getting creative in the kitchen before saying “I do.” Catie Parrish, managing editor of, has the perfect tips and tricks to making your own wedding cake.

Textured Buttercream Wedding Cake:

Tip: It’s best to tint a large amount of frosting at once (more than enough for the entire cake), because if you tint your frosting in batches, it can be hard to match and there may be slight variations in your colors.

Cost: about $31 (serves 50 guests)

Berry Wedding Sheet Cake:


 TipTo give your cake a clean, professional look, level the cake before frosting. Use a serrated knife to carefully trim off any uneven or bulging sections of cake. Be sure to keep the knife level as you cut.

Cost: about $65 (serves 80 guests)

Candy Wafer Wedding Cake:


Tip: For additional support for stacked tiered cakes like this one, use corrugated cake boards between each tier. Cake boards come in a variety of sizes and can also be cut to fit the shape you need. 

Cost: about $60 (serves 60 guests)

Peekaboo Layer Wedding Cake:


  TipMake the biggest impact with this style of cake by pairing the color of your cake with a contrast-colored frosting. White buttercream peeking through the layers of this chocolate cake is a dramatic look.

Cost: about $37 (serves 40 guests)

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