Thrifty couple create a luxe wedding cake for just $50 by using leftover flowers and sheet cakes bought from COSTCO – and cash-strapped brides praise the ‘amazing’ hack
- Jessica Hoyle-King detailed how her brother and sister-in-law created the cake
- The Texas native shared the information on Instagram
- She said the couple bought two $18.99 cakes from Costco and resized them
- After this they added extra icing and leftover flowers to decorate it
A woman has revealed how her brother and new sister-in-law created a wedding cake for just $50 (£40) by using cheap Costco sheet cakes.
Jessica Hoyle-King, from Texas, took to Instagram to post the picture of the finished product – a beautiful cake, which had four different tiers, buttercream icing and a series of beautiful flowers on it.
She revealed that the couple, named Jeremy and Gosia, bought two $18.99 (£14.96) of the cakes from the chain supermarket and then resized them, added extra buttercream and then some left over flowers to decorate it.
She posted the picture of the cake on Instagram, which got thousands of likes and people applauding the imagination behind the creation.
Jessica Hoyle-King, from Texas, took to Instagram to post the picture of the finished product – a beautiful cake, which had four different tiers, buttercream icing and a series of beautiful flowers on it
The savvy couple ordered the two $18.99 sheet cakes from chain store Costco and then resized them, added extra butter cream and then some flowers to decorate it
Jessica said on Instagram: ‘It is no secret my bother is frugal…but this wedding took frugality to a whole new level.
‘I was able to talk my brother into just “getting Costco cakes and throw some real flowers on it”. 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, (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).
‘All displayed on a rustic looking cake stand made with supplies from Hobby Lobby. ‘
She posted the picture of the cake on Instagram, which got thousands of likes and people applauding the imagination behind the creation
Jessica’s followers couldn’t believe how savvy the couple had been and applauded how the cake looked: ‘Wow!! This is a brilliant idea and beautiful!’ one said.
While another commented: ‘Wow !!!! Amazing!!! This is soo smart.’
One other joked: ‘Gorgeous. I just can’t believe they got something for $10 at Trader Joe’s.’
Others loved the decoration: ‘That cake is absolutely beautiful! Your decorations are fabulous!! Congratulations to the lucky couple!’
Jessica Hoyle-King, from Texas, revealed how her brother and new sister-in-law created a wedding cake for just $50 (£40) by using Costco bake sheet cakes
Jessica added that her how family loved to save money: ‘My brother and my whole family are very hands on DIY and save money wherever we can.
How it was created
Two Costco sheet cakes – $18.99 (£14.96) x 2 – £37.98 (£29.92)
Flowers – $10 (7.88)
Icing – $2 (£1.58)
Total: $49.98 ( £39.37)
‘Jeremy and Gosia love to travel (they met while touring Chernobyl!) and wanted to save for their honeymoon (they ended up honeymooning in Rome!) and not spend too much on a wedding. Their flower budget was zero.’
She also revealed that before they were intending on making cupcakes before the Costco idea: ‘Their cake budget was “let’s make cupcakes and freeze for the wedding”.