With this DIY faux naked wedding cake you can literally have your cake and eat it to! It’s actually surprisingly easy to create a fake wedding cake and it is a great way to cut down on wedding costs. A wedding cake can easily cost a few hundred dollars while this faux cake is around $35 to make. Simply display this fake cake at your wedding but serve sheet cake to your guests! I promise no one will know the difference! Read on below to learn how to create this faux wedding cake and click here for even more cake advice!
Marble Cake Stand // 6″ Cake Round (These are a great deal and the cheapest cake rounds I’ve found) // 8″ Cake Round // Spackling // Putty Knife // Brown Paint // Sea SpongesFirst cover your surface with plastic wrap or newspaper. It helps to work with your cake a little elevated on a cake stand so that you cake see all sides.Next you need to create faux layers in your cake. Using your putty knife make lines in your cake. Starting on one side trace all the way around the cake. Make sure your lines are spaced apart similar in size to cake layers. On my first cake I didn’t press very hard and it is hard to see the layers. I suggest pressing pretty firmly to really make your faux layers stand out. Alternatively you can also purchase smaller cake rounds (like these) and hot glue them together to create a layered look. This is an easier option but about double the price. Once your have completed your cake layers start painting your cake brown with a sea sponge. Using a sea sponge rather than a paint brush will help give your cake a more organic texture and evenly distribute the paint.Once your cake has fully dried it is time to apply spackling! Using your putty knife start icing the cake. We are creating a naked cake so don’t layer it on too thick! Work your way around the cake, applying spackling, then working back with your putty knife and scraping a bit off. If you work in this pattern your spackling will not dry before you have a chance to skim some off. Tip – make your your paint is fully dry. If it is still wet the paint will mix with the white spackling and it is not cute. Once the spackling fades to white your cake is dry. To finish your cake you can either hot glue the cake tiers together or leave them loose. I prefer to leave them loose for storage and for mixing different layers.
Decorate your finished cake with ribbons, flowers, a cake topper, whatever you wish!
Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis
Marble Cake Stand // 6″ Cake Round (These are a great deal and the cheapest cake rounds I’ve found) // 8″ Cake Round // Spackling // Putty Knife // Brown Paint // Sea Sponges