Welcome to the Final Results! (I am posting about trial 1 and trial 3 then the final cake success thanks to the products provided by Wilton and Duncan Hines!)
Background: My sister got married in this May. She found the cake she wanted. It is simple and beachy which is perfect since she was getting married on the beach. The cost for a wedding cake that feeds 125 people though was priced “starting at $600”. gasp!!! So my mom and I decided we could take on making the cake for her. What the heck were we thinking?!
I was so pleased to partner up with Wilton and Duncan Hines for this effort. They have provided some products to helped us “practice” and get to the final cake!
So here was the … Final Results.
We once again used the Wilton Tired Wedding Cake Pans! So logistics came into play here in that we all live in Virginia and the wedding was in South Carolina. The place we were staying had an oven but we were getting there late Thursday and the wedding was on Saturday. So the decision was made to bake and freeze the cakes. They would travel down to South Carolina in a cooler … frozen. We had no idea if this would work, just prayed it would! Thankfully it did work. I made one a cake a night in the nights leading up to our departure date (minus the night before we left which was a good idea because I needed that huge cake to freeze!) The three smaller tiers all were placed back in their baking pans (they were wrapped up) to travel. The largest pan didn’t fit in the cooler so that cake was on its’ own. My biggest fear was that they would fall apart on the way down there. Thankfully this didn’t happen and they all made it to South Carolina in one piece.
As for the icing, we made a decision to use the Wilton pre-made icing you can buy in tubs. You can buy this in a million different places …. Walmart, Joann Fabrics, Amazon.
For starters …
Wilton Performance Pans Round Pan Set, 3 Inches Deep are the Cake Pans we used for all of the trials and final cake. The Confetti Cake Mix was used in Trial 3 and the Final Cake!
The Final Product … Ta-da!
The cake table all decorated at the reception
The bride and groom cutting the cake
Overall this experience was a success because the bride had the cake flavor she wanted and we save a significant amount of money in their wedding budget. Would I do this for just anyone? No way. It was a ton of work but I am happy my mom and I were able to pull this off for my sister!
This is the last post in the DIY Wedding Cake Series. I hope you enjoyed seeing this experience unfold!
Note: I was provided with Wilton cake pans and coupons for Duncan Hines cake mixes in exchange for the review of their products during the DIY Wedding Cake Series.
Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com says
Awesome cake! I have been trying to better my cake decorating skills. I just recently learned how to make and use fondant and I am hooked!
I just made a big Wilton order this week. I love their products.