Unique and Beautifully Budgeted DIY Bridal Cake

I used to work in a bakery and loved all the fantastic creations the decorators made out of cakes. They were simply fantastic. And, not to mention, one of my all-time favorite TV shows is Ace of Cakes – fantastic. Every time I watch that show I want to dig into one of those awesome cakes. Well, with all of this cake making going on and wedding bells ringing, a thought came to my mind – how about making a bridal shower cake? Daunting, right? Not so much. If you’re hosting a bridal shower for a bride, than take a breath and realize that you don’t have to spend an arm, a leg, and two fingers on a _cake_. Another thing you don’t have to worry about – you don’t have to be a pro and an artist to decorate a cake. So, in order to prove the ease of creating your own bridal shower cake, here are some ideas for ya!

Bridal Shower Cake by Grace Tari

Tea Cakes, Anyone? Ok, I know for a bridal shower cake, you usually think of a three tiered round cake. Well, how about something unique, different, and delicious? How about cranberry-orange-walnut tea cakes? Absolutely delicious, right?! What’s great about this cake is you can make mini tea cakes or one large one. Super chic, super unique, and super delicious!

Here’s the recipe for you

Cranberry Cake by Tea at Karas

*Cheesecake Cake:** Seriously, who doesn’t love cheesecake? And who would have thought about having cheesecake at a bridal shower? Brilliant, right? What’s great about this recipe is it’s a no-bake cake. Can’t get much better than that! Here’s an [easy-to-follow recipe](http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/No-Bake-Cheesecake- II/?prop24=hn_slide1_No-Bake-Cheesecake-II&evt19=1) for you!

Cheesecake Cake by no name

Mini Bundts: Oh my gosh, I absolutely love mini bundt cakes, and these are absolutely delicious! For an evening bridal shower, you can serve these little cakes with a cup of coffee or hot tea – absolutely perfect. Take a look at all these [mini bundt cake recipes](http://www.myrecipes.com/course/cake-recipes/mini-bundt-cake- recipes)!

Mini Bundt Cake by Stéphanie Kilgast

Candied-Pecan Cake w/ Browned-Butter Pears: Holy deliciousness. This sounds absolutely extravagant! It’s a more decadent cake than the other three, but if you’re feeling brave, than this is a fantastic cake for you to try! Make it even more delicious with bourbon-spiked whipped cream. I think I could eat this entire 4-layer cake myself… [Here’s the recipe](http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/346701/candied-pecan-cake- browned-butter- pears#7%20Easy%20Bridal%20Shower%20Cakes%20to%20Make%20Now|/346753/bridal-shower-cakes/@center/272456/bridal-showers|346701) for this decadent heaven-sent dessert!

Candied Pecan Cake with Brown Butter Pears by maggie schreiter

Lemony Love: Ah, lemon! It’s a delicious cake for the spring and summer months. Lemons are refreshing, so what better way than to incorporate them in a delicious, easy to make Martha Stewart cake? My mouth is fairly drooling with the desire to delve into this 4-layer masterpiece! Here’s the recipe for you

Lemon Cake by Eliza Adam

These are just 5 of many bridal shower cake ideas for you to consider. They’re relatively easy, super unique, unbelievably delicious, and fantastic for many bridal shower styles! If you try any of these recipes, make sure to leave a comment and let me know how the baking process went and how it all turned out! I’m anxious to try some of these myself!

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