Clever Couple Manages To Use Costco Sheet To Create Elegant Wedding Cake For Just $50

A frugal couple is being applauded by internet users everywhere after they managed to create an elaborate wedding cake for themselves for just $50 through Costco.

Jessica is a DIY Instagrammer who uses the handle @cottagefarmhouse, and she recently took to social media to post about the wedding of her brother Jeremy and his wife Gosia. The couple wanted to save as much money as possible for their wedding, so they did not even have a flower or cake budget, but this did stop them from having a beautiful wedding.

“It is no secret my bother is frugal…but this wedding took frugality to a whole new level,” Jessica wrote on Instagram.

With the help of Costco, Trader Joe’s, Hobby Lobby, and a relative who’s a pastry chef, they managed to create a four-tiered cake for just $50!

“They bought two @costco cakes, cut them, stacked them, re-iced with buttercream icing, and covered with $10 @traderjoes flowers,” Jessica said.

Check out the results of their efforts. Does this not look like it cost a fortune?!


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Y’all this DIY cake! It is no secret my bother is frugal…but this wedding took frugality to a whole new level. They bought two @costco cakes, cut them, stacked them, re-iced with buttercream icing, and covered with $10 @traderjoes flowers. Boom a $50 DIY Cake! Displayed on the stand I built using stuff from @hobbylobby …beautiful on a budget! The wedding was fun, but a sigh of relief we can get back to regularly scheduled projects around here. 🙌🏼 . . . ETA: My sister-in-law’s brother-in-law, @chefjwarley was in town from England for the wedding and took their idea of the cheap wedding Costco cake and threw it all together in a couple of hours at the venue the day before the wedding! Go follow him! (Didn’t know he had an IG, or I would have tagged him!). . . #hoylewedding2019 #countryweddingstyle #countrywedding #countryweddings #weddingcake #costcofinds #costcodeals #diycake #diycakes #diycakestand #costcodoesitagain #costcocake #traderjoes #traderjoeslove #traderjoesfinds #traderjoesflowers #hobbylobby #hobbylobbyfinds #hobbylobbyfarmhouse #hobbylobbydecor #hobbylobbywedding #hobbylobbylove

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Jessica made sure it was known that she helped out with the cake stand.

“Displayed on the stand I built using stuff from @hobbylobby… beautiful on a budget!” she wrote.

The cake does not look bad at all, especially for one that was thrown together one day before the wedding! The post of the cake immediately went viral, causing Jessica to create a follow-up post explaining that her brother and his new wife love to travel, so they wanted to devote their entire budget to that.

“My brother and my whole family are very hands on DIY and save money wherever we can,” she said. “Their flower budget was zero. Their cake budget was ‘let’s make cupcakes and freeze for the wedding.'”

It was only right before the wedding that Jessica was able to convince them to do the Costco plan.

“I was able to talk my brother into just ‘getting Costco cakes and throwing some real flowers on it’,” she said. “They ordered two of the $18.99 sheet cakes with cream cheese filling and picked up on the way to the venue before the rehearsal dinner.”

“With the help of Gosia’s brother-in-law, Jamie Warley ( who happens to be a chef in England), the cakes were cut into tiered squares, stacked, re-iced, and arranged a few of the real flowers from the piles of flowers used for decorating (about $10 worth),” Jessica wrote. “Oh and should I mention they did not hire a DJ and used Spotify on an iPad for the music for dancing? It really was a beautiful reception on a budget!”

Jessica is planning to post a tutorial going into the specifics of how they made the Costco cake on her page soon, so be sure to keep an eye out for that!


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