Elegant DIY Wedding Cake


Audrey and Luke were one of the most fun couples I’ve worked with. They had tasted my pastries at a wedding last summer and asked me to do work for their wedding shortly after! We coordinated most things through e-mail, and finally met for some day-of coordination work. Oh my goodness, you guys. Audrey and her mom did all of their flower ordering and arranging – and her mom was even making the bridesmaid dresses. She showed me a photo of them at our meeting and I was just floored. I wish I could have seen them all in person!

These two were so stoked for cake that we went through lots of options for their tasting. I believe they ended up trying seven different flavor combinations – that is definitely a record! They whittled down their favorites to four. Luke chose German chocolate for his groom’s cake. They selected the following for their tiered cake:

  • Vanilla cake with raspberry preserves
  • Vanilla cake with homemade peach preserves (we’re talkin’ fresh peaches with brown sugar + lemon)
  • Lemon cake with homemade blueberry preserves

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Luke is from Texas, so he requested I put the state seal on top of the cake. I don’t get a lot of requests like this from customers, so this was a challenge, and I was so pleased with the result! Everything was covered in vanilla buttercream with a rustic finish. I used the flowers Audrey and her mother selected for on-site styling. The cake sat on custom-cut wooden pieces with a light color. 

I absolutely loved how this cake turned out. The whole vibe for this wedding felt like a million bucks. My good friend was running the catering and coordination, so I just knew the rest of the night was going to be amazing.

Congratulations, Audrey and Luke! Thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding celebration.

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