Post # 1
I have been looking and doing some taste testing at a few differant local bakeries for our wedding cake. My initial plan was a small 2 tier cake for wedding party and cupcakes for the guest. But the cake i have tasted isnt’ all that great for the cost, so I am hoping we can pull it off in a differant way. I need at least a small cake to put the cake topper in, and to cut.
I have heard mixed thoughts on having a Costco (or similar) cake. Now costco doesn’t do “wedding” cake but they do round cake and sheet cake. I have seen some girls get 2/3 round cakes and display them on diffeant cake stands, then also a sheet cake all from costco. I have also seen ladies say they have gotten the costco round cake and stacked them , them selves. Is it incredably tacky to do something like this? I don’t want to spend 500+ on a cake that isn’t really that good, just for the sake of having a traditional wedding cake. I think it can be done.
What are your thoughts? I can find another area that is more important to me to spend the $500 on.
Post # 3
I don’t think this is tacky. People frequently have a small cake for the bride and groom and sheet cake for the guests. Not only does this save money but it can allow for more flavor options so it is a win-win!
Post # 4
Definitely NOT tacky to find a tasty and affordable cake that will make your guests happy! I probably wouldn’t advertise the fact that it came from Costco, but there’s nothing at all wrong with doing it that way if that’s the best option for you in terms of both taste and affordability.
Post # 5
Costco cakes are amazingly good and you get that mouse in the middle standard. These cake places charge extra for anything other than plain. Its outragouse what they charge, and that isn’t even including delivery and set- charge.
Post # 6
my thoughts exactly. But i seen some girls on a differant site jump all over a bride for it, saying that it was treating the guest as second class and it was tacky.
Post # 7
I would advise against stacking your own cakes – this kind of seems like a recipe for disaster.
I’d get a one or two layer “wedding” cake, then you can have the sheet cakes in the back for the caterer to cut and serve guests. They’ll never know the difference!
Post # 8
@ginagirl248: That seems so silly. I doubt anyone will know it is even a Costco cake.
I second the idea about not stacking yourself. Seems like a recipe for disaster unless maybe one of the brides who has already done it does it for you. I just know that I could never stack cakes and get them to look right. The different cake stand route sounds easier.
Post # 9
A lot of chain grocery stores do wedding cakes. My friend did one in California (Alberton’s) and it turned out great! They did all the decorating, and did a 2 tiered cake. Since grocery stores don’t do a lot of wedding cakes, the store’s bakery staff was super excited about it and they got really good, personalized service.
I’m assuming things are cheaper in Michigan where you’re at, but I base that on the fact that my husband’s family is there and everything seems to be cheaper when I’m there. I have no doubt you can find a place that will do a cake for under $500.
Check small bakeries that specialize in something OTHER than wedding cakes too. For our wedding, we went with a bakery that does mostly breads and rolls in large quantities, but they happened to do wedding cakes too. We had a three-tiered SQUARE cake for 150 people (usually $$$!), decorated and delivered, in Los Angeles, for under $250. We got tons of compliments on the taste of the cake, and it was a “special flavored” one!