Show Me Your Groceries Sore Wedding Cake =]

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 3
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Villa Celeste

I’m not planning on a grocery store cake, however I know of a few places that make them. Costco makes AWESOME cakes. I’m not sure if they do wedding cakes, but I’ve had their birthday cakes and they’re actually really good. I know Walmart also does cakes, I’ve never had one from there but I just looked online and they seem to have some good options!

Or you could always do a small, more expensive, cake for you and your FI, and then do sheet cake for the guests. I know a lot of brides who have done that in an attempt to save money. 

Post # 4
1416 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m not having a grocery store cake but I will say this. No matter where you buy your cake from, make sure you do a taste test. We went to a bakery for a tasting and the icing was bland and the cake was semi-moist. So even if it might look pretty, always make sure you taste it before you decided on having a place make your cake for you.

Post # 5
1745 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t have any to share, but I will say that I worked in a grocery store decorating cakes, and I tell everyone not to do it.

It’s still pretty expensive for what you generall get. I will tell you I was 18, had no formal training, but was by far the best decorator there for the majority of my time. I will also tell you that I was the ONLY person who gave a crap that I was making a wedding cake. I saw people royally eff up some wedding cakes and the response was “Oh well, I have other things to get done.” I really did care, though. I knew it was for a bride who probably had a limited budget and I tried so damn hard to make it nice. I was  the only one though.

A chain grocery store is generally not the kind of place that cares about the employees or the product they put out so much as numbers. I’d make 50 boston cream cakes, 50 cupcakes, do the special orders, and spend the morning filling the case and it was still never enough. I skipped breaks to not be chided. I say this because your wedding cake gets very little consideration as a wedding cake most times in a chain grocery store. It’s another thing to churn out.

That being said, I have a local specialty grocery store I’d get a cake from in a hot minute. They make beautiful and tasty things. But never a chain.

Post # 6
8518 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

beetobee255:  You might try looking into a baker that’ll let you do cupcakes! We got 90 cupcakes and a top tier of cake for $200.

Post # 7
588 posts
Busy bee

I love the look of the apracticalwedding cakes but people seriously need to stop adding flowers from the local florist to the top of things that are being eaten. Amateur cake decorators do this all the time, but there is a big difference between flowers that are safe for food usage and flowers that aren’t. Flowers from the florist are perfect and insect free because they are absolutely drenched in pesticides. These aren’t the same pesticides you wash off of apples or tomatoes though, because these pesticides are chosen for non-edible crops. They were never meant to come into contact with food and end up in the icing. Sure, they’re not likely to make anyone sick from eating a single slice of cake, but do you really want to do that? It would be like sprinkling a tiny bit of floor cleaner on your cake.

They do sell special flowers for culinary purposes that have been grown using pesticides labelled as food safe, but they are more expensive and you likely can’t just walk to your local flower shop and pick them up. There is also a lot less variety in the flowers available for food decoration in most markets.

Also, some flowers are poisonous themselves, so double check you’re not shoving something like foxgloves on your cake just because they’re pretty.

Post # 8
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I ordered both of mine from Publix grocery store, and they did amazing and tasted great. 

Post # 10
2243 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Ours was from Wal-Mart.  While it was cheap & well worth it, keep in mind that you get what you pay for.  It’s not delivered so find someone trustworthy to pick it up & set it up [the tiers come in separate boxes].  Also, the designs aren’t perfect, but SO WORTH IT!  It was delicious & everyone else thought so too!  Oh & the flowers we added ourselves ;].  Sorry for the super huge pictures haha!

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