Post # 1
Did anyone use a grocery store (Fishers, Acme, Giant Eagle, etc) to make their wedding cake? Show me pictures! 🙂 Also, what was the price range in your cakes? That is the next vendor we need to find, and honestly I don’t want to spend an arm and a leg!
Post # 3
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 # 4
@AlwaysSunny: that’s what I’m gonna do!
Costco sheet cake ftw lol!
Post # 5
Did you look at A Practical Wedding’s photo journal of two trials with wedding cakes from grocery stores? They were amazing.
Post # 6
@stephee: Does Costco make cupcakes? I have thought about this too…
Post # 7
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
Bump–I totally want to see these! I am starting to find bakers soon as well and Im not that into cake.
Post # 9
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
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
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 # 12
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
kristenspa: Which Mariano’s did you use? The one we spoke to said they only do two layers.
Post # 14
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
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 🙁