The wedding cake. According to the Bridal Association of America, the average cost of the cake is $543. For the very simplest of cakes, you can expect to pay at least $1.50 - $2.00 per slice (times your number of guests), and the price just goes up from there (upwards of $10 a slice!) based on the elaborateness of the design, flavors, fillings, etc.
But if you dare, you can DIY your wedding cake.
With a few simple cake-decorating techniques, a little inspiration, and endless accessory possibilities, you might be surprised at what you can create! ♥
Here's a recipe for chocolate mud cake (or try this white cake recipe, with any of its variations: lemon, berry, liqueur, and white chocolate), with a keep-it-simple decoration idea:
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Do you think you want tiers? Bakerella shows you how:
And here's a complete wedding cake tutorial from the Etsy blog:
I can't wait to hear about your amazing creations! Tell me all about it in the comments below!