The Homemade Wedding Cake

Who says that wedding cakes have to be elaborate? Project Wedding show that a simple homemade wedding cake can be just as gorgeous and just as tasty.

This little beauty was made with classic buttercream frosting and a pair of darling paper rosettes in lieu of a cake topper. Gorgeous simplicity.

Here’s our favourite way to make thick delicious buttercream frosting:

1/2 cup butter, softened, or shortening if you prefer

2 tbsp milk, preferred 2% or whole but skim will also work

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups powdered sugar

Beat with mixer until combined. Add milk *by the drop* if too thick. Add sugar by the 1/4 cup if too thin but not more than 1 cup or you’ll have to start all over again. If you like you can add a 1 tbsp powdered egg white for a more durable consistency.

Note you need to be careful when measuring the milk because even a 1/2 tbsp more and you’ll be having to add sugar to thicken it up again, which will result in the icing being overly sweet.



{Images via Project Wedding}

  1. Ylana says:


    This cake looks delicious. Is it possible to get the recipe?



  2. Danielle says:


    Can you please provide your recipe for the icing, I’m looking for a thicker icing that looks similar to this?


  3. Marcela says:

    Hi Danielle and Ylana, Please find the recipe above.

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“I’m Marcela, an Aussie expat living in Hong Kong. This space is where I share my love for weddings and bits and pieces from my family’s life and adventures. I love celebrating weddings, motherhood, family, travel and life’s simple joys.”