(Closed) Whole Foods Cake

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve had pastries and littler things from Whole Foods and they always really scrumptuous!

THey have a ridiculous amount of flavors at Whole Foods, like mango tango and all these other crazy good soujnding ones!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Well, I try to steer clear of the bakery section, but it happens to be right by the salad bar so I may peek every now and then. Also, they have kick ass bite size cinnamon rolls, lol. 

R has gotten slices of their cake. They’re definitely pretty, but they were way too rich for my taste. Don’t get me wrong, I like rich, but I couldn’t have more than three bites of it! (It was their chocolate cake.) Maybe try a few slices, or a small cake? 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had a single slice piece of cake (the ones they sell individually) and it was pretty dang tasty. But then again, I feel its really hard to screw up chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. 🙂 Their cakes always look amazing on display…So, I say buy the cake for your friend’s birthday and give it a try. We’re having this problem too, by the way, so you are not alone. Finding food and bakery which is organic (or even better, organic and locally sourced!) is difficult, especially if you are on a budget! Have you checked out any local Food Co-ops? Ours has an in-house baker who does organic, locally sourced, vegan cakes and pies. Maybe a food co-op in your area can offer you the same? Good luck!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I am a Whole Foods junkie.  Yes, I’ve bought cakes from Whole Foods.  The last one I bought was a carrot cake roll thing that I brought to a dinner party.  It was delicious.  I’m sure their selection varies from store to store.  I know they make some things in-house, but some of the stuff in the pastry case at my local Whole Foods comes from bakeries outside the grocery store.

You can always ask the staff for recommendations – I find they’re always incredibly helpful!

Bon appetit!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’ve had caked from Harry’s (same thing? almost?) and they were honestly better than any other cake, anywhere. I’m so impressed by Harry’s desserts, it’s unreal.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We get cakes from Whole Foods for our office birthdays…and they are always tastey and filling.  They seem to have more substance than the typical white sheet cake with frosting. Enjoy! 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

i’ve been to whole foods across the country and can say without a doubt that their prepared foods vary in quality, type, ingredients, etc., widely.  even amongst the three in nyc i’ve noticed significant differences. this should go without saying, but definitely don’t order before tasting their cakes.  if they don’t make good cake, don’t do it.  instead go to a local baker and ask them if they can make you a cake with more wholesome ingredients…if you can name specific brands you like to use, that might be even more helpful to them.  i really hate to say that, as i’m all for supporting the most ‘green’ business possible, but i really don’t think you should compromise here.  i’ve had some good cake and some absolutely horrible cake from whole foods (don’t get me started on the 20-lb chunk of cardboard we paid $70 for on my 18th bday…ugh).  don’t get stuck with the absolutely horrible!

 

my dream is to open a vegan, organic bakery in nyc that would blow the reigning king of that market, babycakes, out of the water, so i have a lot to say about cake but will stop here…

Post # 11
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499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My fiance bought a WF cake for my birthday last year.  We refer to it as the disaster cake.  It was beautiful, but it tasted stale and disgusting.  I will never buy another cake from them.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Not everything sold at Whole Foods is organic, so before shopping there for a specific item (if you are intent on buying/eating only organic), definately check to make sure it, and all ingredients included within, are actually organic.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would talk to Publix and see if they are able to do an organic cake. I assume that an organic cake just means theyre using organic ingredients (milk, sugar, flour, eggs, etc.) It would probably cost extra but they are going to want your business so Im sure they would be willing to work with you

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