Post # 1
How did you transport it? I don’t mean a sheet cake (those are obviously easy to transport), but an actual multi-tiered wedding cake. I know some bees have used Publix, and I’m sure some have used other grocery stores too (those who don’t live the southeast / Publix territory). We have a local grocery store (Lowes Foods – probably only Carolina grils will know it, but it’s a nice chain, close to Publix quality) that does wedding cakes and they taste great and are much cheaper than the bakeries, but I’m worried about transport. Was the cake separated with you picked it up, and then did you assemble it? Or was it easier to transport in its tiers than I think it would be? Were you nervous about it falling over? I really don’t want to go the sheet cake route, but I also don’t want to pay the prices charged by the local bakery whose cakes do not taste any better than Lowes’ (and the bakery charges for the consultation AND tasting!).
Post # 2
I went with Whole Foods and although I didn’t use the service, they delivered. It was $150, which was the same as my cake and dessert budget, so no. But it may be worth it for multi- tiered big cakes.
Post # 3
Have you seen those cake stands that are tiered, and would allow you to put each individual tier on its own stand? That’s what I would do in this situation. I can’t imagine that transporting a stacked cake would end well.
Post # 5
I had publix make my cake and deliver and it was worth not having to worry and might I add everyone LOVED the cake it was sooo good
Post # 6
I know Publix offeres delivery for an extra fee. Maybe your local grocery store would also? Our cake is from a local small bakery and she does transport the cake unassembled and then puts it together at the venue, but she knows what she’s doing. I’m not sure I’d feel comfortable assembling it myself. If that’s your only option, then I agree with the PP that said to look into the multi-tier cake stands.
Post # 7
fscarlett: kgirl91: howsweetitis: Soccergirl0809: mrsyeti:
Thanks all for the responses. I will catch up with the bakery manager at Lowes Foods to get more details (last week I talked to an employee but she didn’t know much and told me to talk to the manager instead).
Yesterday we stopped by the local bakery to schedule a tasting, even though it annoys me that they charge $10 per person for tastings. First they told us that they were booked up for the rest of the year and can’t do anymore weddings this year. I told them we weren’t getting married until June. Then they said that they can’t schedule a tasting at this point because they don’t know their schedule in the new year because they’re moving lcoations in October. Ummm. Okay. That totally didn’t make sense to me, and only reconfirmed my inclination not to go with them.
If I don’t go with Lowe’s, I’ll find someone else. The town we’re getting married in is very small, and the above mentioned bakery is the only one in town, but I’m sure I can find someone else in another nearby town, and if I have to pay more for delivery, so be it.