A bride named Laura realized that by making her own wedding cake, she might save hundreds of dollars. The night before her special day, she dared to enter in, and she was pleased with the outcome. She probably spent little more than $30 on the sprinkle-covered cake.
The bride may have saved hundreds of dollars by making the dessert herself because weddings can be exorbitantly expensive, but many others said it looked more like a children’s birthday cake or a volcano than a romantic wedding cake.
Laura, believed to be from the US, posted a video on TikTok which has since been watched a staggering 3.7million times.
‘Not sure if making my wedding cake at midnight the night before my wedding was the best idea,’ she captioned the clip.
Wedding cakes in Australia can range in price from $300 to $1200 depending on the number of layers and the embellishments, but Laura’s homemade cake would probably have cost less than $30.
Laura said: ‘I’m getting married in two days and today I’m baking our wedding cake.’
The two-tiered cake was made using Betty Crocker’s rainbow white cake mix ($4 AUD per box), and rainbow sprinkles were added the night before.
The varying sized tiers were made using three eight-inch cakes and three ten-inch cakes that she cooked.
‘It’s now midnight, the night before our wedding and I am icing our cake. I’ve never iced a cake in my life, but I think it’s looking pretty cute,’ she said.
The couple’s names were written in large letters on the cake as the finishing touch by Laura.
Others couldn’t help but criticise the homemade dessert, even though Laura was pleased with the ‘cute’ final product.
‘Is this a joke? Because looks like more for birthday,’ one person wrote.
‘I can hear your guest judging,’ another added, a third said: ‘No…just no.’
‘Not me thinking you were a professional baker and this was going to turn out so good,’ another admitted.
But some praised Laura for giving it a go and saving money baking it herself.
‘I think this is the cutest idea!!! Expensive cakes are overrated,’ one woman commented.
‘Thank god someone has some common sense and doesn’t pay $500 for a wedding cake. You’re beautiful, let that shine not your cake!’ another wrote.
A third said: ‘People are so mean. I can’t remember anyone’s cake at weddings I’ve been to. If you’re happy with it, that’s all that matters. It’s your day!’
In another video, Laura has since hit back at the trolls with photos of herself smiling and cutting the cake.