(Closed) Please help-cake advise

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I don’t think this is tacky. People frequently have a small cake for the bride and groom and sheet cake for the guests. Not only does this save money but it can allow for more flavor options so it is a win-win!

Post # 4
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Definitely NOT tacky to find a tasty and affordable cake that will make your guests happy! I probably wouldn’t advertise the fact that it came from Costco, but there’s nothing at all wrong with doing it that way if that’s the best option for you in terms of both taste and affordability.

Post # 7
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would advise against stacking your own cakes – this kind of seems like a recipe for disaster.

I’d get a one or two layer “wedding” cake, then you can have the sheet cakes in the back for the caterer to cut and serve guests. They’ll never know the difference!

Post # 8
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@ginagirl248:  That seems so silly. I doubt anyone will know it is even a Costco cake.

I second the idea about not stacking yourself. Seems like a recipe for disaster unless maybe one of the brides who has already done it does it for you. I just know that I could never stack cakes and get them to look right. The different cake stand route sounds easier.

Post # 9
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

A lot of chain grocery stores do wedding cakes. My friend did one in California (Alberton’s) and it turned out great! They did all the decorating, and did a 2 tiered cake. Since grocery stores don’t do a lot of wedding cakes, the store’s bakery staff was super excited about it and they got really good, personalized service.

I’m assuming things are cheaper in Michigan where you’re at, but I base that on the fact that my husband’s family is there and everything seems to be cheaper when I’m there. I have no doubt you can find a place that will do a cake for under $500.

Check small bakeries that specialize in something OTHER than wedding cakes too.  For our wedding, we went with a bakery that does mostly breads and rolls in large quantities, but they happened to do wedding cakes too. We had a three-tiered SQUARE cake for 150 people (usually $$$!), decorated and delivered, in Los Angeles, for under $250.  We got tons of compliments on the taste of the cake, and it was a “special flavored” one! 



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