Thrifty Couple Created an Amazing Wedding Cake for Just £40 – Here’s How

Planning a wedding on a budget is no easy thing – especially when there’s so much incredible wedding inspiration out there.

One US couple proved that you can still have the wedding of your dreams, even on a tiny budget, by creating this masterpiece of a wedding cake for the equivalent of less than £40!


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Y’all this DIY cake! It is no secret my bother is frugal…but this wedding took frugality to a whole new level. They bought two @costco cakes, cut them, stacked them, re-iced with buttercream icing, and covered with $10 @traderjoes flowers. Boom a $50 DIY Cake! Displayed on the stand I built using stuff from @hobbylobby …beautiful on a budget! The wedding was fun, but a sigh of relief we can get back to regularly scheduled projects around here. ?? . . . ETA: My sister-in-law’s brother-in-law, @chefjwarley was in town from England for the wedding and took their idea of the cheap wedding Costco cake and threw it all together in a couple of hours at the venue the day before the wedding! Go follow him! (Didn’t know he had an IG, or I would have tagged him!). . . #hoylewedding2019 #countryweddingstyle #countrywedding #countryweddings #weddingcake #costcofinds #costcodeals #diycake #diycakes #diycakestand #costcodoesitagain #costcocake #traderjoes #traderjoeslove #traderjoesfinds #traderjoesflowers #hobbylobby #hobbylobbyfinds #hobbylobbyfarmhouse #hobbylobbydecor #hobbylobbywedding #hobbylobbylove

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Rather than spending a big slice of their budget on a cake, the couple purchased two tray bakes from the super market (priced at $18.99 each) that they sliced up into layers, placed on top of each other, and re-iced, before decorating with fresh flowers.

The groom’s sister, Charlotte, explained: “The cakes were cut into tiered squares, stacked, re-iced, and arranged a few of the real flowers from the piles of flowers used for decorating.”

Here in the UK you can buy the same cake they purchased, for £13.99 – it serves 48 people, so with two in your basket you can easily create a masterpiece just like the one above – maybe rope in your most creative bridesmaid to help out.

Send us your photos if you had a DIY wedding cake, we’d love to see!

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