With the average wedding in the UK now costing an eye-watering £30,355, a well-known baking ingredient company has launched a DIY ‘bake by numbers’ wedding cake kit for under £50 to help couples save money on their big day.

With the sound of wedding bells being drowned out with the sound of bills tallying up, new research has revealed that over 80 per cent of Brits are seeking new ways to save on wedding essentials.

With the average wedding cake price sitting at over £500, this traditional treat is one that is seen as a ripe for cost saving and baking ingredient specialists Stork has launched a limited-edition DIY ‘bake by numbers’ wedding cake kit for under £50.

Available on online retailer Amazon, the firm say the limited edition ‘semi-naked’ design was selected as more than half (54 per cent) of Brits are ditching traditional favourite fruitcake, in favour of the modern designs.

The celebratory cake serves up to 70 guests – a cost-effective 70p per person – and comes “complete with everything a beginner baker needs in order to create a three-tier show stopping centrepiece”.

A spokesperson for Stork said: “From equipment to ingredients – already weighed out for you, with faux flowers to finish in this year’s trending colour palette, ‘Love Bloom’. The botanical-inspired wedding colour combo blends graceful light pink tones, earthy greens, and cosy neutrals. The end result: a palette that embodies pure, effortless romance fit for a wedding.”

Stork’s DIY ‘Bake by Numbers’ Wedding Cake Kit consists of:

DIY wedding cake kit

•  A 10-inch, 8-inch and 6-inch cake boards
•  10-inch, 8-inch and 6-inch cake tins
•  Whisk
• Wooden spoon
• Spatula
• Cake dowels (12 inch)
• Piping bag and tips
• Faux flowers (pink and white)
• Stork baking spread
• Vanilla extract
• Golden caster sugar
• Self-rising flour
• Icing sugar
• Strawberry jam

General manager Steven Hermiston added: “When planning a wedding, the costs can creep up suddenly and add financial pressure to what should be a celebratory occasion. We hope that our DIY kit will give married-couples-to-be the confidence to bake their cake themselves for their special day, whilst saving some pounds in the process.”

• The DIY wedding cake kit is available to buy on Amazon

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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