This DIY Costco Wedding Cake Only Costs $50

updated Jun 19, 2019
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Weddings, some people might argue, are too expensive. You’ve got to feed all your guests, hire a DJ, pick a venue and flower arrangements, and then of course there is the cake. Oftentimes, the cake is the centerpiece of the wedding. Your family gathers around to watch you cut it in one of your first communal acts as a couple, so you know it’s going to show up in most of your wedding photos.

But when you’re on a budget, finding the right cake — one that represents the style and taste of the couple, stands out, and tastes good — can be a tough task. That’s why you’re likely going to super impressed by this extraordinarily frugal couple who made a DIY wedding cake from Costco — and it only cost them $50.

Here’s how they did it: According to an Instagram post from the sister of the groom, the couple bought two plain cakes from Costco (she doesn’t specify what type), cut them, and then restacked the pieces into a towering pyramid shape. Then they iced the repurposed cakes with white buttercream frosting. As for that gorgeous flower design that adorns the cake? Yup, they did that too — with $10 worth of flowers from Trader Joe’s.

This couple is scary crafty, and this cake is gorgeous. Bear in mind this had to come together quickly so that the cake could stay fresh. So don’t feel guilty if you simply do not have the capacity to craft a cake-based masterpiece with your bare hands hours before your wedding. Planning such an event is stressful enough as it is.

However, if you truly are a whiz at managing your finances and your anxiety levels, then follow this couple’s lead! It turned out beautifully, and probably tastes great. If this couple’s DIY cake proves anything, it’s that wedding magic doesn’t have to cost a fortune.