It’s really true. You CAN make your own wedding cake! Using some fantastic tools from Wilton, I was able to make our daughter’s wedding cake. It was a beautiful success, fairly simple to complete and helped us keep this wedding under our $2000 budget. Yes, we managed a frugal and yet, wonderful wedding at less than 1/10 the national average for weddings. I’ll be sharing some of our tips in a later post. Be watching for those, and in the meantime, I hope you enjoy these snapshots of the cake I baked for our daughter and son-in-law’s wedding celebration. And be sure to save the recipe, below, to your favorites. It will become your go-to white cake. (Right click your mouse on either photo and select View Image to see the pictures full-size.) For sheet cakes, add a perfect Buttercream Icing. This one, from Wilton, is my favorite and the one I used for the sheet cakes.
How Much Batter and How Long Do I Bake It?
(I got these helpful batter-to-pan measurements from the Wilton website. This first chart is for pans that are 2 inches deep.) If you’re confused about how much batter to use, what temperature works best for that size and how long you should bake your cake, this chart should help out.
|Pan Shape||Size||Cups Batter1 Layer, 2 in.||BakingTemperature||Baking TimeMinutes|
|25 – 3030 – 3530 – 3530 – 3535 – 40
35 – 40
50 – 55
55 – 60
|Sheet||7 x 119 x 1311 x 1512 x 1814 x 22″||5-1/27111416||350°350°325°325°325°||30 – 3535 – 4035 – 4040 – 4545 – 50|
|25 – 3035 – 4035 – 4040 – 4545 – 50
50 – 55
For 3-inch deep pans.
|Pan Shape||Size||Cups Batter||Baking Temperature||Baking Time (Minutes)|
|Sheet||9 x 13″||11 1/2||325°||70-75|
|11 x 15″||16||325°||80-85|
|12 x 18″||20||325°||85-90|
Glenda Embree- BusyAtHome
Glenda has been married, to David, 31 years and they have five children, ages 12, 18, 21, 28, & 30. Four beautiful grandchildren and two fantastic son-in-laws round out their family. Glenda is a twenty-three-year homeschool veteran with a passion for family, saving money, baking and recipes. In October 2009, she married those passions with a love of writing, and launched Busy-at-Home, a blog for busy wives and moms. Glenda wants everyone to feel welcome in her kitchen, to enjoy visiting and learning, and to be able to share what they find to build memories and creativity into the next generations of their own families. She understands what it means to be "spinning all the plates" that keep a family and home running. She knows exactly what it means to be, just like you, "busy-at-home" and she's enthusiastic about sharing what she's learned along her journey. Reviews & giveaways of products relevant to busy moms and their families are regular features on her blog. Glenda currently works as a Toy State Test Driver Mom, a Kraft Tastemaker, a Bigelow Tea Blog Ambassador and has served as a Tyson VIP. She develops recipes for Farberware, Kraft, and Musselman's.