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Watch our wedding cake how-to: dirty icing

It's the cake trick that locks in loose crumbs with an extra layer of frosting – we show you how to do DIY dirty icing with a lesson by GC Couture.

While there are hundreds of fantastic wedding suppliers just ready and waiting in the wings to make your wedding dreams come true, there’s something quite special about giving certain aspects of your big day a go yourself.

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Here at YYW HQ, we’re big fans of wedding DIY and, luckily, we know some of the best people in the industry who are only too happy to show us how it’s done. From bridal beauty to table garlands and cake making, we know that you can turn your hand to anything you set your mind to.

If you’re on the fence when it comes to wedding DIY, we’re here to reassure you that it’s way simpler than you think. Simple, unique and effective ideas make wedding receptions stand out and something made by your own fair hands adds an extra personal touch.

Not only that, you’ll also feel an amazing sense of achievement when you glance around your wedding venue and spy pieces you’ve made yourself – especially when your guests are complimenting them too!

One of the main centrepieces of your wedding reception is, of course, your wedding cake. A wedding cake not only serves as a delicious dessert or much-appreciated addition to the evening food buffet, but it also makes a stunning focal point.

A wedding cake should, just like all aspects of your wedding, be completely personal to you. From the flavour of the sponge hidden beneath the icing (or not in the case of a naked cake!) to the flowers or cake toppers that adorn the top tier. Your cake will feature in a key photograph on the day, your cake cutting shot, and so it’s important that it’s in great shape.

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Expert cake makers, GC Couture, know all about crafting a perfectly finished wedding bake and so who better to show us how to master this key icing technique than one of their experts.