(Closed) Can I pretty please see your grocery store wedding cakes?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m not, but I think there is so many cool ways to dress up basic cakes that you can get at the grocery store. For example,

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My friend is a baker at Publix, and they make gorgeous and super yummy cakes!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@jo.lee: I don’t know of anybody doing a grocery store wedding cake, but I do know Central Market and Tom Thumb have really good tasting cakes!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@jo.lee: whole foods has amazing cakes! i did a google image search, this is one of their cakes

CakeCutting

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

There are many grocery stores with good cakes.  While the taste will be the same within a chain (they use the same stuff), I recommend she ask who decorates them.  If they are done in a central bakery, they are all pretty much going to look the same.  If they are done at individual locations, how they look will totally depend on the decorator.  In that case, I would recommend going to a couple locations and talking to the individual decorators.  Costco also makes a decent cake, but I’m not sure about wedding cakes.

One VERY important thing to consider with grocery stores–they often will not deliver.  So, you have to have them picked up, transported to the reception, and assembled.  Needless to say, a LOT can happen with that.  If she doesn’t have a cake decorator on the guest list who could help out, that might be a problem.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

has your friend considered the option of a very small “show” cake from a bakery, for them to cut, and then just purchasing large sheet cakes from the grocery store that they can cut in the back and serve? that way, you don’t have to worry about how the grocery store cake looks 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I served pies as the main dessert, but I did have a small cake (we called it “grandma’s cake” because his grandma insisted on wedding cake). I got it at Publix (our local grocery store), and it was great. Their buttercream frosting is really good, and it had pineapple filling.

I’m including the multi-layer picture from their website, along with a picture of our single-layer cake. It was about $90 and was supposed to serve maybe 50-60? The pies, by the way, were about $1 per serving.

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Wow I didn’t know people use grocery store cakes! I am definetely going to look into this because we don’t have much of a budget for cake!
Thanks for posting!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I realize this is much after the fact, but just in case anyone else reads:

We have Publix in Alabama, and their cakes are great. We just didn’t want to have to deal with the logistics of getting the cake to the church and setup, etc.

If you have a culinary school or college nearby that has a culinary program, check them out. We have a fairly prominent one here and they cater and do cakes that are gorgeous and delicious for a VERY good price.

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