Post # 1
I’d love to see some gorgeous Atlanta-area wedding cakes, or hear where you plan to get your wedding sweets! Any favorite bakers out there?
I absolutely LOVE (love, love!) cupcakes from Belly in the Virginia Highlands. Not sure if they’ll do wedding orders, but if they do… I think I’m sold!
Any favorites? 🙂
Post # 3
Strangely enough, we decided to go with Publix! We have always loved their cakes and wanted a cake that not only looked pretty but tasted great as well. Our designer has been doing wedding cakes for over a year and was open to any design and let me design my own. We also got to choose two different fillings at no additional cost. Also, by doing the cake there, that freed up some $$ for other wedding things.
Post # 4
Ms. Peachy, what Publix did you use? I keep hearing that there’s one in ATL with a very experienced baker who does a great job. Sounds like it may be the one you used.
Post # 6
I’m using the Publix over off of Peachtree Battle near Buckhead. Depending on if you want the cake delivered, they may try to send you to another store. I’ve heard good things about one of the stores in Sandy Springs and one in Alpharetta.
The decorator I’m working with is really nice and is comfortable with keeping the number of cakes low. I’d just caution, if you want an extremely ornate cake, make sure you see the work of any baker you choose. They also should have atleast one mock up cake at any Publix you go to.
Let me know if there is anything else you want to know!
Post # 7
We ended up ordering ours from Celso’s cakes.
We liked the taste, the quality is awesome and the price was incredible.
We ended up getting two cakes (3 tier bridal cake to serve 125 and a really detailed/intricate 3D Groom’s cake that serves 45) for $810 including delivery.
We went to so many different bakers and finally settled on them.
I’ve been to a few weddings with a Publix cake and it wasn’t bad, but it just tasted different. I think it was the whipped cream icing instead of buttercream.
Either way, it’s a matter of preference and what exactly you’re looking for.
Post # 8
We used Publix as well…Gail at the Alpharetta location off State Bridge. It’s a very large one and has a catering division and all this stuff.
They were really good to work with…I brought sketches and photos and the cake came out just like I wanted…here’s a pic or two!
(we had an Owl & the Pussycat theme )
Post # 9
here are the 2 best off the top of my head
Coffee Cakes Bakery (Sugar Hill)
Gabriels Desserts (Marietta)
Post # 10
We’ve ordered our cake from Eileen Carter ([email protected]). She’s been great to work with and her cakes are delicious…she even created a filling at our request, even though it wasn’t on her list of flavors. She has some pictures on her blog: http://eileenmcarter.blogspot.com/
Post # 11
Oooh, I love that white cake with the dragees all over it on Eileen’s blog! Thanks for the tip. Any idea what her per slice starting point is?
Post # 12
The Best cake I’ve had in Atlanta came from A Piece of Cake. <span class=”yshortcuts”>http://www.pieceofcakeinc.com/. Oh my God…to DIE for! I had the strawberry cake, it was so moist and had little bits of strawberry in the cake, and icing was just right. Yummy! Looks like you can order online too, and have it delivered.
Post # 13
I love bakeries on Buford Highway. Here are 2 that I frequent for baked goods, and I know they make wedding cakes as well:
Mozart Bakery http://www.yelp.com/biz/mozart-bakery-atlanta
Post # 14
My coworker is using Celso’s cakes…their cake they chose is so stylish! Very pretty. I’m looking around right now.
I’ve had wonderful luck with Publix too. My son’s wild birthday cakes there always went off without a hitch and tasted awesome!
anybody use Baker’s Man?
Post # 15
My college roomie’s mom was over a large region of the Publix bakeries, and Publix is the only one of the "big names" that doesn’t use frozen cakes…and you can really tell the difference. We were going with the publix option until we decided to do a "cake table" with several of our favorites from this nice little old lady near our venue.
Post # 16
As a sugar addict, wedding cake is a nice high after a couple of hours into photographing a wedding. When I got married, I wasn’t into cake that much & couldn’t see paying hundreds of dollars for flour, eggs & sugar, so I got my cake from Walmart. A word of advice- don’t do that. A second word of advice- avoid dark colored icing like black, blue, etc. They’re just nasty. If you’re using dark colors, use flowers or some other decoration to bring those colors in.
So, I’m not a cake expert but I’ve had plenty over the years & have seen some mishaps: the leaning tower or cake; the dripping (icing) cake; the ribbon wrapped cake that the couple didn’t know not to try and cut. If you’re considering Publix, remember they’re not all created equal.
Here’s an old blog post with photos of wedding cakes