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post #16 of 32
I would have to say NO!! The week before my wedding I was a bit crazy, sane, stressed,emotional,happy,sad. My nickname was Sybil icon_lol.gif . Only because your wedding day is so special let someone make YOUR cake. An idea may be to make the top tier and you and your honey can share it on your 1st anniversary. One small cake to make and poss freeze ahead(?) would be way less stress than an ENTIRE cake!!
Congrats, Best wishes and good luck with your decision.
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post #17 of 32
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I love all this input -- it really is helping me.
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post #18 of 32
I did my brother's wedding cake, and let me tell you, because I was busy doing it I didn't get to help much with anything else, and I was dead tired during the wedding.

I think that there is so much going on already during the days before the wedding that you really shouldn't add another added stress.

If you really, really want to do it, why not do a display/fake cake (you can do it weeks before the wedding) that can be in the pictures. And get someone else to make you some kitchen cakes to serve. icon_smile.gif
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post #19 of 32
I say, DO IT!!!!! I made my own. The only cautionary advice I have is make sure you have some time off to do it. My weddin g was this summer when I was off from school, so I found time to do wedding stuff and bake the cake. If you don't think you can handle it with your job, perhaps let someone else do it for you. Otherwise, bake your cakes in advance and freeze them. Then do your frostings a week ahead, and Thursday, assemble and decorate them...this may be relaxing to you and be a repreive from all the stress of the planning. They should be ready to go by Saturday, and all will be well!!
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post #20 of 32
No! Do not even think you will have time to fit in baking, delivering and setting up your own cake. My daughter's wedding was in Sept. I did the cake, my sister and I did the flowers and deco, my mom helped us both with the catering. Boy by the time my daughter was ready to walk down the aisle I was so exhausted I could have slept for a week. Let someone else do your cake. It will even give you a chance to taste some of the competitions work.
post #21 of 32
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ttb - good point - check out what everyone else is up to....
Sylvia Weinstock here I come! (OK, I can't afford her cakes, but no harm in a consultation - lord knows plenty of brides do it to me)
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post #22 of 32
No! Do not even think you will have time to fit in baking, delivering and setting up your own cake. My daughter's wedding was in Sept. I did the cake, my sister and I did the flowers and deco, my mom helped us both with the catering. Boy by the time my daughter was ready to walk down the aisle I was so exhausted I could have slept for a week. Let someone else do your cake. It will even give you a chance to taste some of the competitions work.
post #23 of 32
I would have to agree with the majority here. Bad idea to make your own cake. I'm glad to see that you pretty much are in agreement with that. Besides, i see you are located in NYC. You have a great opporunity to check out some of the most renowned chef's around. I would be trying out Syliva Weinstock, as long as the consultation doesn't cost too much. icon_wink.gif

Mel
post #24 of 32
Why don't you design your cake...even make a dummy as your example...even bake the actual cakes and freeze them ahead of time...but have someone else execute the decorations while you run around doing bride stuff. I am available...I'm in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

I can duplicate anything...my husband says I would be a great counterfeiter!
post #25 of 32
I can see both sides on this one. Are you on a really tight budget??? Are you going to have some time off the week before the wedding??? Those are things you would need to consider if you decide to do it yourself. Also...if you do decide to do it...make sure you have a dependable person that can handle it carefully and deliver it to your reception.

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. icon_smile.gif

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post #26 of 32
I would definately take adven68 up on her offer! Her cakes are some of the best I have EVER seen!
post #27 of 32
I don't think you could go wrong with adven68...her cakes are gorgeous!!!! thumbs_up.gif
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post #28 of 32
I did my own, and I'm glad I did. I even live in Ohio and took everything to Florida! It kept me busy and kept my mind off of other things that I couldn't control. And I knew it was good! Of course it was very small too.
post #29 of 32
I wouldn't do it becasue there is enough stress as it is the week before the wedding. All you need is one thing to go wrong and everything spirals out of control, you could end up with no cake. I just made a cake for my daughters baptism party and I was stressed and pressed for time I said I would never make another cake for my own party again. I might not get exactly what I want but hey its better than the stress and having nothing at all. Good Luck

Just a quick story about what went wrong my week....
My wedding was on the Sunday before Labor and the friday before I was getting ready to pick up my dress and when I looked in my contact lens case they were GONE! My moms foster child was playing with the case and lost my lenses I was hysterical I had to put everything off and search the city of Chicago for an optical that carried sample Toric lenses and had them in stock. Due to this I almost had the store where my dress was at close for the labor day weekend with my dress inside still. I had to try my dress on with a red puffy face from crying all day and on top of that I had my ugly glasses on trust me I wasn't feeling this wedding thing at all at that point, anyway thanks to Costco Optical I got my lenses that Saturday and the wedding turned out beautiful. Thank God I wasn't doing my own cake. One more thing, one of the lenses ended up tearing the first day of my honeymoon so I was wearing one good lens and one bad, yes It was horrible.

Sorry my stroy turned out longer than I tought. Anyway Good luckwith your wedding !!


Jackie
post #30 of 32
I think adven76 had a good idea abou the dummy. If your're on a tight budget, you could make up a dummy cake way ahead of time. Spend lots of time on it gettting it just how you want, then then week of the wedding make up sheet cakes to be cut and served. I make these types of cakes for brides for extra servings. They are four layers and when sliced no one knows it came from a sheet cake. This way would give you creative control, and a lot less stress.
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