Make your own Wedding Cake

Learn how to make a two tiered lemon
wedding cake with vanilla buttercream frosting.

If you are the creative type and keen to make your own wedding cake, here you'll find a step by step video tutorial with easy to follow instructions that any novice can follow.

Making a wedding cake can seem difficult if you've never done it before. Hey, you may surprise youself as to how easy it really is. Making wedding cakes from scratch is really a lot of fun. You can do this with your bridesmaids or close family and friends.

Included in the video tutorial is the wedding cake recipe to make this two tier wedding cake, and further down the page you'll find the ingredients needed to make a wedding cake from start to finish.

make your own wedding cake
In this video tutorial you will learn:

1. How to make a two tier wedding cake.

2. How to make and apply buttercream icing.

3. How to decorating a wedding cake.

Making a Wedding Cake

Learn how to make a wedding cake from start to finish. Wedding Cake Recipe for 'Simply Lemon Cake'.

( - DIY Wedding Cake - Video duration is 10:53 minutes) Bakers; Shannon Pridgen & Shelly Everett - Bakery;

Two Tier Wedding Cake and
Wedding Cake Recipe Ingredients for 'Simply Lemon Cake'.

Cake Ingredients

Instructions to make wedding cake

• 3 cups of all purpose flour.
• 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
• 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
• 1 tablespoon of baking powder.
• 1 cup of unsalted butter.
• 2 cups of sugar.
• 4 eggs.
• 1 and a 1/2 cups of butter milk
• 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice.
• 1 and a 1/2 teaspoons of lemon extract.
• Add a 1/4 of a teaspoon of lemon zest. Cake Icing Ingredients
• Approx 5 ouces soft butter
• 1 cup of confectionary sugar.
• Vanilla essence.
• A small pinch of salt.
• A touch of milk or cream.
• 1 tablespoon passion fruit puree.

Cake Icing Ingredients

Instructions to make icing

• Approx 5 ouces soft butter
• 1 cup of confectionary sugar.
• Vanilla essence.
• A small pinch of salt.
• A touch of milk or cream.
• 1 tablespoon passion fruit puree.

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Instructions & recipe for the Lemon Wedding Cake mix

Making The Flower Mix

Place all 4 ingredients below, into a sifter and sift into a bowl.

• Sift 3 cups of all purpose flour.

• Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

• 1 teaspoon of baking soda.

• Add 1 tablespoon of baking powder.

Place Butter and Sugar into Electric Mixer.

Place the 2 ingredients below into an electric mixer.

• Place 1 cup of unsalted butter into a mixing bowl and mix.

• While the butter is mixing, add 2 cups of sugar into the mixing bowl.

Keep mixing for about 5 minutes.

Wisking Eggs in a Small Bowl

In a small separate bowl.

• Lightly wisk 4 eggs in a separate bowl.

Incorporate Ingredients into the Electric Mixer

While the mixer is mixing up the butter and sugar, slowly incorporate the eggs into the mixing bowl,

• Measure 1 and a 1/2 cups of butter milk

Slowly add in a 1/4 of the flower mix - keep the mixer going then add a 1/4 of the butter milk. Keep mixing, then add another 1/4 of each again at different times, keep mixing and keep repeating til you have used up both the flower mix and butter milk (start with flour, and end with flour).

• Add 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice.

Add to mixing bowl while it's mixing.

• Add 1 1/2 lemon extract.

Add to mixing bowl while it's mixing.

• Add a 1/4 of a teaspoon of lemon zest.

Add to mixing bowl while it's mixing.

Keep all this mixing for another 5 minutes.

You Need Two Different Size Baking Pans - for this 2 Tier Cake

For this 2 tier cake, you need two different baking pan sizes. Oil the two baking pans. One should be bigger than the other.

Evenly distribute the cake batter into both baking pans.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Once the oven has been preheat, bake the cakes for 25 minutes OR until done.

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Instructions for the Icing on the Cake

Recipe for Making ButterCream Icing

• Add approximately 5 ounces of soft butter

Place soft butter into the electric mixer and turn on mixer. Then add the next 5 ingredients while the mixer is going. One at a time.

• Add 1 cup of confectionary sugar to the butter while it's mixing.

• Add a few drops of vanilla essence.

• Add a small pinch of salt.

• Add just a touch of milk or cream to make the icing mixture fluffy.

Separate a 1/3 of the icing into another bowl.

• Add 1 tablespoon of passion fruit puree into the 1/3 portion.

As this will be used for the filling.

Make Wedding Cake - I hope you enjoy learning how to make your own wedding cake. As you'll see it doesn't look nearly as hard as you originally thought.

Note: Make sure you do a test run of this do it yourself wedding cake just to make sure everything turns out ok, do this long before the wedding day, so you are confident that the wedding cake will turn out perfect.

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