(Closed) I hate shopping for wedding cakes!

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

go to big grocery stores- safe way albertsons fred meyer they do wedding cakes for stacking. or do costco if u want just sheet cakes

Post # 4
11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Where is your venue in SF? There is an amazing baker from Sonoma County that makes delicious basic cakes (no fondant) and is very reasonable. I couldn’t use her as my venue is too far.

Post # 6
11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Luv2BeachIt:  Bummer! And yes check out Safeway they have delicious cake.

Post # 7
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Try to find newer cake bakeries. We found one that just opened in her own shop in November and she’s been doing cakes for four years. We’re getting a two-tier cake, custom-made to how we want it, for $250, plus a nominal delivery charge.

Post # 9
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Cake prices are so crazy! I went to cooking school for 8 days and learned how to do fondant cakes and sugar flowers for less than the cost of many people’s cakes! (And I was worried I wouldn’t get my money’s worth out of those classes… I’ll make it up on just my own wedding!) If I were you, I’d just go to a bakery and pick up 3 regular cakes and stack them (You could order them ahead of time just don’t call it a wedding cake!) I don’t find safeway cake to be that delicious, I’m sure there’s a million deleicious little bakeries in SF where you can get regular cake

Post # 10
1797 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If you ask the bakery at Safeway, Walmart, Costco, and other grocery stores, they will normally show you a book of wedding cakes and give you a quote that is MUCH less than typical bakeries.

Post # 12
7900 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

A wedding cake isn’t really just three sheet cakes stacked on top of each other, unles syou are talking about three sheet cakes of wedding wuality cake, which is not the same as the birthday cake you buy at the grocery store. That cake would squish under the weight.

You can, however, get a simple cake for 100 people for $500 or so.

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