Post # 1
So I’ve been searching around bakeries, looking for a 3 tiered cake [even though my wedding will only have around 40, i would like some extra for them to take home]. Bakeries around here are charing anywhere from $300-500 for the simplest of cakes.
I have considered local supermarkets, and even walmart.
Does anyone have any experiance with walmart cakes? Photos?
I have done some research and there are both good and bad reviews. Let’s here what you got!
Post # 3
Why not do cupcakes, have two for each person, they get to eat one at the wedding, and take one home in a cupcake box. You can have a single tier wedding cake for the cake ceremony.
Have a bakery do the single tier cake, and make the cupcakes yourself.
Post # 4
costco cakes are actually really good!
Post # 5
A girl I used to work with said that her sister’s got her wedding cake and Wal-Mart and it was awesome.
I have had nothing but terrible experiences with Wal-Mart, so I guess it depends on the location.
But smaller, local grocery stores might be a better option. There’s a Shop N’ Save around here that has an AWESOME bakery and AWESOME wedding cakes! But other Shop N’ Saves are total crap!
I’ve also heard that Costco makes really good cakes so you may want to give them a shot.
Post # 6
@mishagirls79: We are doing cupcakes, in cupcakestands next to each place setting, but we want a cake too.
Post # 7
@jenilynevette: Very cute idea, but why are you wanting a 3 tier cake when you are providing cupcakes?
The cake slices that you think people would love to take home would get crushed in the cake bags during the travel ride home and most likely get trashed. Its a waste of your money. Why not consider a small one or two tier cake for the cake ceremony/photo purpose, and the tier that you would freeze for your one year anniversary? Its a lot of sweets to be serving to your guest after they just ate a full meal plus appetizers.
We are serving our cake as part of our desert during our four course dinner, my venue inclues a dessert option, with the wedding cake being cut and put into cake bags for guest to take home, I did not want this for the reason above. One of the dessert options with our dinner service was ice cream and berries, I asked if I choose ice cream would they servce the cake with the ice cream to each guest, and the venue will do it.
Post # 8
@mishagirls79: My wedding is a 3 day event at a bed & breakfast, they’ll have plenty of time to make it. And cake cutting is a tradition in our family, plus everyone loves admiring a great cake.
The ceremony will be around 4, reception starting around five, dinner served shortly after. We plan to have the cake cutting/toasts around 6/7 so it should be plenty of time to make some room in their bellies. I may consider going with a small cake, but most likely won’t for photo purposes. & we’re having fried ice cream served with our cake.
Post # 9
Here is my Walmart Cake. It was very tasty, and everyone was actually asking where we got it. No, it wasn’t the fanciest, they have about 20 designs, and you can’t have fondant. But it suited us – and most importantly, our budget. It cost $135, no delivery, and we had plenty left over.
Post # 10
My cousins bachelorette party cake was from Wal Mart and it was freaking awesome! We were all up at 4am eating cake!
Post # 11
@nyscpa2be: That’s actually not too bad at all! I saw some of the pictures, and I wasn’t too sold on fondant either so I’m okay with that. I’ve just heard some horrible stories with storebought cakes – it’s nice to see a happy customer!