Weddings can be ridiculously expensive.
Once you’ve paid for the flowers, photographer, caterers and venue, the costs can rack up pretty quickly. And that’s not to mention the dress.
So if you’re fretting over your wedding budget, this smart hack could help you save a bundle – a DIY wedding cake kit.
The do-it-yourself kit is available to buy on Amazon and costs just £49 – a whopping £606 cheaper than luxury alternatives from high-end retailers.
And with the average wedding now costing an eye-watering £30,355, that’s a saving that’s not to be sniffed at.
And you don’t end up with some standard Victoria sponge. If done right, the DIY ‘Bake by Numbers’ cake kit will leave you with a gorgeous, three-tier, semi-naked showstopper.
The ingredients are already weighed out for you, and the kit includes faux flowers to finish the cake in this year’s trending colour palette, ‘Love Bloom’.
The botanical-inspired wedding colour combo blends graceful light pink tones, earthy greens, and cosy neutrals.
What do you get in the ‘Bake by Numbers’ wedding cake kit?
- 10-inch cake board
- 8-inch cake board
- 6-inch cake board
- 10-inch cake tin
- 8-inch cake tin
- 6-inch cake tin
- Wooden spoon
- Cake dowels (12 inch)
- Piping bag and tips
- Faux flowers (pink and white)
- Stork baking spread
- Vanilla extract
- Golden caster sugar
- Self-rising flour
- Icing sugar
- Strawberry jam
‘When planning a wedding, the costs can creep up suddenly and add financial pressure to what should be a celebratory occasion,’ said Steven Hermiston, General Manager UKI at Upfield on behalf of Stork.
‘We hope that our DIY kit will give married-couples-to-be the confidence to bake their cake themselves for their special day, whilst saving some pounds in the process.’
The celebratory cake serves up to 70 guests – which adds up to a cost-effective 70p per person.
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