Grocery Store Wedding Cakes?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I love the cakes from some grocery stores! I know some people will get a small, decorative cake for their cake table and cutting but actually serve a cheap sheet cake. Have you thought about that? 

Post # 5
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1103 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Did you look at A Practical Wedding’s photo journal of two trials with wedding cakes from grocery stores?  They were amazing.

Post # 6
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33 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@stephee:  Does Costco make cupcakes?  I have thought about this too…

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Our cake was from Ralph’s. It was covered in white chocolate curly q’s. Because grocery store frosting flowers tend to look like grocery store frosting flowers,  I hired a gum paste flower artist to make the flowers and I a arranged them on top. The cake was $75, the flowers another $75, and the stands were $45.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Bump–I totally want to see these!  I am starting to find bakers soon as well and Im not that into cake.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We got our cake from Mariano’s.  It’s a small chain in Chicago/Wisconsin.  It wasa hare under $200 with delivery, and the cake was two layers of yellow cake stuffed with Bavarian cream and two layers of red velvet with cream cheese frosting.  The only thing I don’t like is the cardboard they put the cake on – I just assumed that they would cover it with foil or something. I’m kicking myself for not having a cake stand now, but I guess that’s minor in the grand scheme of things.  I didn’t have a piece, but people raved about it. Before we found out Mariano’s did wedding cakes, we were going to do Walmart (I know a lot of people aren’t huge fans).  I think it was around $140 for a three tier cake, but they didn’t deliver.  I would definitely look around though – the grocery store cake was a great way to save a little money, and people were shocked when I told them after the fact!

Post # 10
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are getting a cake from walmart, we are choosing designs that were pretty easy to do [ruffles & sugar dusted], and having separate tiers [like the a pp’s]. I don’t mind store bought cake, and we are on a budget, so it works for us.

Also, at the particular walmart we are getting our cake at, the bakery supervisor is the mother of one of my best friends, so I have faith that my cake will turn out okay.

Post # 11
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328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We plan to do one! It’s so much cheaper and we can make each layer a different flavor without adding to the price since they just sell mini versions normally. Our quote for a 4 tier 6″ 8″ 10″ and 12″ is about $160 but we aren’t having it decorated just plain frosting with simple ribbon and bow added. Still trying to decide on flavors but we think well have boston creme, Bavarian cream, tropical(yellow cake with mandarin oranges and lemon zest) and  French vanilla. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

commentiing to follow!

Post # 12
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231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We had a cake buffet. We ordered about 25 mini cakes from Giant Eagle Market District in about nine flavors. They were gorgeous and everyone loved them. Plus it was only about $300.

Post # 13
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Wannabee

kristenspa:  Which Mariano’s did you use? The one we spoke to said they only do two layers. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Church

pinkkathryn:  I’m so excited about getting my wedding cake from Walmart bakery. The only hard part is deciding on the design. We’ll have to set the cake up ourselves but that won’t be too big of a problem since we have a Wal-Mart near by. I’ve gotten cupcakes and other cakes for parties from there and my guests loved them 🙂  I didn’t have any leftovers and I didn’t break the bank.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

Old thread that got bumped, but my mom got hers at Giant Eagle and it was BEAUTIFUL! It was 3 or 4 tier with real flowers. No pics, sorry 🙁

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