DIY Bride Cake Follow-up

We had talked last time about cutting cake costs and I made a suggestion that I wanted to expand on.

I said Little Debbie was a brilliant inexpensive option to hiring a full-on baker for your cake. The numbers sided with me too, showing a difference between $500 (more traditional wedding tiered cake), a smaller tiered cake $37 plus a sheet cake $155, and changing out the sheet cake for Little Debbies.

And you totally made a face. I saw it from here.

It can seem like an impossible task: Getting the wedding cake for less than an arm and a leg. It can be done. So, I got a couple Little Debbie cakes and decided to show you the basic, easy, brilliant way they turn out, and offer a couple suggestions, to make them as unique as you are.

Aren’t They Cute?

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I bought mine at the Walmart, posted for $2.19 a box, I got mine for $2.16. For 100 guests, you cut the cost from a $155 sheet cake, to $22. Doesn’t that just make you want to at least hear me out?

What Do You Get?

The average serving size per person is about 1.5″x1.5″ to 2″x2″ – this varies on the cake type but it’s generally in this area for portion sizes. The Little Debbies are 1.5″x1.5″.

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These ones I got are all vanilla. I wanted just the basic model without modifications to show you just how easy and beautiful they are. *Not to mention EVERYONE loves Little Debbie’s*

It’s All About Accessories

All I did was get a cute little plate (this one is from my grandmother’s china collection that my mom keeps in the hutch. Do not tell her I got in there. She will kick my ass). I opened the package and placed it on the plate. I stepped out into the garden (again, don’t tell my mom) and picked a flower. I can’t even tell you what kind of flower it is. Assembly complete. It took all of 1 minute. It looks great. And it tastes great, too!

But I Got to be Me

Making things your own is a very important part of creating your one-of-a-kind day. And there are endless ways to do that!

  1. Ask your florist for left over flowers and greenery to top the cakes.
  2. Purchase toppers online.
  3. Use frosting to add color and dimention.
  4. Use jimmies and sprinkles to jazz it up.
  5. Top with sparklers for lighting when you make your exit.
  6. Purchase clay figurines to top the cakes and double as wedding favors.

And the list goes on and on. You have an additional $133 to play with to make them exactly how you want them. Be creative. Express yourself. Be merry!

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