Post # 1
We decided to use our local grocery store for our cake, we are only having an 8in round, with lemon buttercream, and strawberry filling with yellow cake. It was probably more tasty than most of the cake shops we’ve tried, and way more affordable (twenty dollars), it’s perfect for our picnic style wedding. We are also serving assorted mini cupcakes, as well as a dessert bar (pies, cookies, brownies, etc,….)
What’s everyone’s opinion on this? What did you do?
Post # 2
To each their own! if you were happy with it, that’s all that matters!
….the grocery store cakes and cupcakes here are just icky. They taste so “artificial” and plasticy. I perfer home-made 🙂
Post # 3
PAbee913: That sounds DELICIOUS and perfect for a picnic wedding!!! I just had a tiny wedding (15 people). I did go to a bakery/cake shop, but it was only like $50 for our tiny group.
Post # 4
Our grocery store is a small local chain, and it’s surprisingly very tasty! At 1st I was dead set against it, until I realized I don’t have $3-500 to spend on cake or cupcakes haha. I feel like maybe I would be breaking some sort of wedding law by not having a cake for my guests. But, I guess you make do, haha.
Post # 5
That sounds great for what you are going for. If you are happy and excited about it then that is what matters. Here in the South we have Publix and they have AMAZING cakes. Delish.
We “eloped” with our parents present in St. Augustine and the innkeeper (DOC) included a Publix wedding cake in our package and it was divine. White cake with strawberry filling and whipped cream icing. My absolute favorite.
Post # 6
I actually attended a wedding 2 weeks ago, they had an assortment of cupcakes, spent a buttload, and only the chocolate peanut butter cupcakes were eaten. I just can’t see throwing money away like that.
Post # 7
missfroggy: Ohhh that sounds YUMMY!! I’ve heard of Publix before. And, Piggly-wiggly, too! LOL I’ve been to the south a few times. I love it!
Post # 8
That sounds great! We had a small fancy cake just for us to cut. Our guests had a Costco sheet cake that was decorated with our names on it. The cake went over really well and it was affordable!
Post # 9
PAbee913: I think that’s a great idea. A big fancy cake didn’t mean anything to me either.
I had a DW in Mexico so there was a basic cake included in the package that I bought for the wedding. They wanted to charge me an additional $160 to increase the size of the cake (to feed all 65 of our guests instead of the 25 person basic cake) and make it multi-tiered and more wedding-y. No thanks! We had already paid for an extensive dinner that included a full desert buffet (several types of cake on top of churros and other desserts). I knew that it would be a waste of money.
In the end we cut our cake and had a bit and I’m pretty much positive that no one else even touched it. Everyone was too busy dancing.
Oh, and it was cheesecake, my DH’s favorite. A fancy cake was pretty much on the bottom of my priority list. This cake was yummy and pretty and did the job.
Post # 10
PAbee913: Oh yeah I love grocery store frosting! There is just something about it.
We’re doing a “fancy cake” but mostly due to food allergies. And I do like fancy food, especially local, organixc, etc. So yay.
Post # 11
Not too long ago we had a little “first wedding anniversary” reunion/celebration with our closest family and friends, and I had a $30 grocery store cake that was a TOTAL HIT. It was so delicious!! I also baked mini cupcakes and bigger cupcakes to give away as little “favors”, so people had something sweet to take home, and I’ll admit it, in case the cake was less than stellar. But let me tell you, it was awesome!! We all loved it!! I set everything up in a little table, and everybody thought it was really cute. So I think you’ll be perfectly fine!! Good luck and congrats!!
Here are some pictures
Post # 12
PrincessPipi: Wow! The cake came out beautiful, wouldn’t have guessed it was a grocery store cake. I’m thinking of grocery store also to save money.
Post # 13
Dreambee: I know, I was really impressed!! It was yummy and super affordable, so I don’t plan on baking birthday cakes anymore lol
Post # 14
PAbee913: break all the “rules” you need to to fit your wedding budget! we are opting for a dessert table instead of a whole cake. No one will care about where you got your cake, they will just be happy to celebrate the day with you.
Post # 15
We are having a sweet table for our main dessert, but wanted to add a small cake to cut, and then we decided we wanted to add cupcakes to have a small cake on a cupcake display to look more like a big cake without having one in photos. We went to dozens of bakeries and all of them wanted around 500 bucks for 60 cupcakes and a 6 inch cake. We almost ordered it, and then we decided to check out a local high end grogery store (because 500 dollars is kind of crazy especially since we want it mostly for the photo opt). They only did buttercream, but I actually liked the way they decorated more than the high end bakeries (most of them refused to use our bright wedding colors), and they could do the same thing for 100 bucks, so we are going with them. I haven’t tried their cake before, but my sister has and claimed it is great. I think it is the best option for us, especially since FI and I aren’t really cake people (dessert people… yes- hence the giant sweet table)- we will have a good cake cutting photo and for those crazy few who need cake specifically at a wedding, they can have it, and we won’t have to break the bank.