Here you’ll find a complete recipe and cake adorning video tutorial for a DIY home made wedding cake. This simply decorated and fashionable vanilla wedding ceremony cake has 2 ranges and is derived with complete assembly instructions. With the assist of this carefully detailed put up, this wedding cake recipe is perfectly possible for any home baker. 

By the request of many readers, allow me gift you with a home made 2 tier wedding cake recipe. Adapted from my trusted vanilla cake and 6 inch cake recipes, this from-scratch wedding ceremony dessert is not only stunning– it tastes fantastic, too.

Fully equipped with whole details and recipe instructions to make this one-of-a-kind dessert, you’ll wow the bride, groom, and wedding visitors alike. This publish has it all.This DIY Homemade Wedding Cake Is:Completely from-scratchManageable for any domestic bakerSimple, yet stylish– rustic elegant meets traditionalComplete with a complete listing of useful kitchen toolsPerfect for a small wedding (about 30-35 people)Wonderful for a bigger wedding if other dessert options are available
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How to Make a DIY Homemade Wedding Cake

This is a 2 tier wedding ceremony cake. Both levels are buttery, soft, and moist. In lieu of conventional fondant, this selfmade wedding ceremony cake recipe uses my vanilla buttercream, however in a better quantity. To avoid (1) overwhelming your mixer with extra cake batter and (2) over-mixing or below-blending the batter, make each cake separately.Make each batch of frosting separately too.

Unless you have got extra oven(s) or oven area, put together the cake batters and bake the layer cakes one by one. Cool the cakes completely before assembling and redecorating, which I cover in a separate phase under.Same Ingredients for Both Tiers

Both cakes use the identical actual elements and every has a unique task, so I do no longer propose substitutions. Use sugar, cake flour, egg(s), extra egg whites, sour cream, entire milk, and proper room temperature butter. (Among a few different ingredients.) If needed, use this cake flour substitute. Here are recipes that use leftover egg yolks.2-3 batches of lemon curd, which uses egg yolks, could be remarkable as a filling between those cake layers.

The bottom cake is my vanilla cake recipe, but I swap buttermilk for whole milk and bitter cream. I try this so that you don’t need any various elements for each stages. (Because the top tier makes use of complete milk and sour cream.) Sure, you may use buttermilk to replace each the entire milk and bitter cream inside the 6 inch cake, but whole milk and sour cream are extra comfortably available to most than buttermilk.

This is vanilla flavored, which is a classic desire to please a whole lot of wedding ceremony visitors. You could have fun with frostings, fillings, and flavorings. Here are five different cake flavor alternatives:Carrot Cake: Use my carrot cake recipe for the bottom tier and make a half batch of the batter for the top tier. Use the same 6 inch cake baking instructions defined underneath.Red Velvet Cake: Use my purple velvet cake recipe for the lowest tier. You can divide between three 9-inch cake pans as instructed within the recipe notes. Use my purple velvet cupcakes batter for the 6 inch cake. Use the equal 6 inch cake baking commands defined under.Lemon Cake: Use my lemon cake recipe for the bottom tier. Use my lemon cupcakes batter for the 6 inch cake. Use the same 6 inch cake baking commands defined beneath.Marble Cake: Use my zebra cake for the bottom tier. Use my smaller zebra cake recipe (see this 1st birthday cake) for the 6 inch cake on pinnacle.Chocolate Chip: After including the milk in both batters, fold 1 and half of cups (270g) mini chocolate chips into the nine-inch vanilla cake batter and 1 cup (180g) of mini chocolate chips into the 6-inch vanilla cake batter. Regular length chocolate chips might be excellent, however mini chocolate chips suggest greater in every chunk.

*These are the simplest flavors I’ve examined with stages. At this time, I don’t have a robust sufficient chocolate version to apply as the lowest tier.

Want to combine and in shape flavors? Stick with the vanilla cake on the bottom (or other flavors indexed above) and use any cupcake recipes listed in my 6 inch desserts post for the top tier. As explained in that publish, cupcake batter yielding between 12-15 cupcakes makes the appropriate three layer 6 inch cake.

Filling ideas: The filling in my cake is vanilla buttercream, however experience loose to apply different frosting flavors if preferred. You can add extracts to the frosting along with almond, lemon, orange, or coconut. (Start with 1 teaspoon, taste, then upload extra to flavor.) You can even blend a few Tablespoons of raspberry jam into the vanilla buttercream for the filling.

The 6-inch cake batter (left above) is mild and creamy. The 9-inch cake batter (right above) is thicker due to the fact the lowest tier is a bit denser (for additonal help).Prepare the Wedding Cake Pans

Prepare the cake pans through gently spraying the bottoms and facets of every with nonstick spray or greasing with butter. Add a parchment paper spherical, then grease the round as nicely. Parchment paper rounds aren’t some thing unique you want to shop for. Simply hint the lowest of your cake pan on ordinary parchment paper and cut into rounds. Parchment paper rounds assure the cooled desserts will seamlessly launch from the pans.

See my 10 Baking Tips for Perfect Cakes for all my advice on baking the BEST desserts.

This recipe makes use of one nine-inch three layer cake and one 6-inch three layer cake. The 9-inch cake is 8-nine cups of batter and the 6-inch cake is four cups of batter. If you need to replacement different size cake pans, see my Cake Pan Sizes & Conversions submit to decide the proper amount of batter you want to your preferred cake pans.

Wedding Cake Video Tutorial (Decorating)

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