Post # 17
I think that is a great cost cutting option. I would if I could but they don’t make vegan cakes from my knowledge.
I didn’t know Costco makes wedding cakes? Isn’t one big square cake? I’m not too familiar with them but I would love to see the outcome of one, design wise.
Post # 18
oh yes we will have a small cake for cutting!
Post # 19
THANLS EVERYONE FOR YOUR INPUT, I’LL DEFINITELY BE GETTING PRICES FROM A GROCER NOW 🙂
Post # 20
I thought getting a grocery store cake would be cheaper. For me, it wasn’t. I got a much better tasting cake from a baker. I based my comparison on the sizes of the tiers (not the number of servings). The grocery store was theoreitcally cheaper per serving, but the baker had servings that were 2-3 times as big as the grocery store. In other words, a tier the grocery store said served x but the baker said served half as many people. Since the price was based per serving, the overall price was cheaper going with the baker. Plus, the baker had 1/3 as thick of a layer of icing the grocery store did and the cake tasted much better.
Post # 21
I’m getting mine from a grocery store called Ukrops. The only thing is their wedding cakes taste different from their usual cakes because the wedding cake is normally made a bit heavier than a regular cake so expect a cake that’s a something like pound cake texture
Post # 22
We are getting our cake from Walmart and they actually make beautiful cakes.
We are getting one that feeds 125 ppl for $125!
I don’t want fondont and we have a very simple design we wanted and they can do it all.
I had no desire to pay $300 plus on a cake when I didn’t have to.
We are doing this with purple ribbon and no bows
Post # 23
I did a publix cake for our wedding and they did a terrible job on it. Couldve just been that one publix, but if I could do it again I wouldve spent the extra money and gone with the real bakery!
Post # 24
I’m getting a sheet cake from a local bakery, along with a small cake for cutting (thinking birthday cake sized). The sheet cakes at Costco are definately cheaper – it just depends on what it is that you want! The local bakery had the flavour we wanted, but we would have done Costco otherwise.
Post # 25
We are going to have a very small cake from wal-mart, I haven’t actually priced it yet. I’m planning on getting it without any design and then putting ribbon and pearls around the bottom so i don’t have to worry about them not doing well with the design (just in case, I’m kind of a control freak). I will be making 4 flavors of cupcakes for the guests which should end up being very inexpensive!
Post # 26
I went to a wedding that served cupcakes from Stater Bros. They were good and had chocolate shavings on top, so they looked pretty. But it depends on what you’re looking for. Grocery stores don’t have the biggest selection of flavors and can’t go very intricate with the designs but they are usually cheaper and do taste good.
Post # 27
I am getting a grocery store cake. We are getting it from Dierbergs (a local chain in St. Louis). One of their stores has a European bakery, so they actually have a cake designer that specializes in this kind of stuff. For $250 we are getting a 3 teired cake with a sheet cake in the back with the decorations we want, and she is actually delivering it and finishing the final touches when she gets to our location. I am pretty excited with the price!
Post # 29
I did the above for a friend’s wedding in Lake Tahoe. We bought plain cakes at Sam’s Club in Reno and decorated them with silk flowers and sugar glitter. Tis was in ’07 before they started decorating them so pretty as they do now. I would definately go for it as an option for a simple design. However, we did my daughter’s cake from a local baker (Rosmoor Pasteries) and it was $4 a slice and the delivered it and set it up. To me, if it’s that close in price (someone said $3 a slice) I would go with the bakery. But I think Sam’s is cheaper than that. Best wishes on your wedding!
Post # 30
I’m having my venue do our cake, but I had to tell them that I did not want fondant AT ALL! Hate the stuff. And I know that all of my family will try to eat it and complain. Lol. But I would have gone the grocery store route if my venue didn’t do ours for cheap and have a really cute little option of a small lemon cake, with big sheet cakes of tiramisu for the guests =]
Post # 31
I think that it would work great if you go to a grocery store that has GOOD examples of their work. I say this because I used to work in a supermarket bakery that had a high turnover rate, which resulted in no one being very good at anything, particularly cake decorating. Someone once ordered a cake for their wedding from us, and we were in disbelief – we did not do a good job with cakes (I was a seasonal employee, and therefore they wouldn’t take the time to teach me cake decorating)
However, I am sure it can be done . The bakery I worked at may have sucked, but another grocery stores 10 minutes away has some beautiful cakes on display!