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Has anyone eaten Publix cake?

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Our extended family is hitting Disney World in October and will be celebrating 4 birthdays while we are there. I am not going to try to bake, but want to order some cake(s) while we're there. The people on the Disney boards rave about Publix, but obviously they are not "cake people." icon_biggrin.gif Are they actually decent grocery store cakes? (I did live in FL in college and know that Publix makes a helluva sub sandwich, but I have not had their cake.)

They offer mini wedding cakes (6" single layer with cupcake on top) so I was thinking about getting 4 varieties of those, although I'm not sure it will give us the leftovers our sweet-toothed family requires. icon_wink.gif Or, I'd be interested in finding a local baker to do it, but was not sure if I'm allowed to solicit for one on here... if anyone is in the Orlando area feel free to PM me!
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I am from Miami, and Publix cakes are very popular. Their cakes are frozen, not bake in their bakery, they do all the decoratations though. The reason they are so popular is because of the buttercream, it is fluffy and light and not too sweet. for years I try to get the recipe and finally found out they use a pre-mix base from probably the same company they buy the pre-package frozen cakes from. I understand from my inquiries that they add heavy cream and syrup to it early in the morning before they start decorating the cakes. They also sell the buttercream if you want to buy it at about $5.00 per pound.

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post #3 of 28
I have lived in FL for 31 years and for about 28 of those years always went to Publix for cakes for special occasions. They are simply the best for a supermarket cake. Here is a link to their array of bakery cakes:

http://www.publix.com/food/catalog/Bakery/DecoratedCakes/Home.do

You can call and order them, I would not hesitate to use them for your birthday celebrations.

BTW, October is a great time to go to Disney, in fact, it is my favorite month, much cooler, fewer people. If you have not investigated it, Mickey's Not So Very Scary Halloween Party is a great evening. It is an additional ticket, but well worth it, if you have small children and like Halloween. Because it is a ticketed event, their goal is for wait lines to be no longer than 10 minutes, so it is a great way to get around the Magic Kingdom and the evening is "magical" I am green with envy..

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That is helpful to know, thanks! Their "specialty" desserts look pdeliciously evil too. Oh, decisions decisions...
post #5 of 28
The only "supermarket" cake that I like (love) is Publix's. Their carrot cake is also insane. It's small & loaf shaped, buttercream (not cream cheese) on top, and a large bc orange carrot piped on top of that...it's only like 5 bucks icon_biggrin.gif .
post #6 of 28
I absolutely love Publix cakes, I'd chose them over Sam's & Costco's. Their icing is super delicious and their cake is always fluffy (even though its previously frozen).
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post #7 of 28
I drive an hour to get Publix ALL the time icon_rolleyes.gif YUMMY
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post #8 of 28
Publix cakes are the only supermarket cakes I really like and their icing is the best! I love their sandwiches too, BTW!

Lomikesa-I didn't know you could buy the icing from them, thanks for the tip! thumbs_up.gif
post #9 of 28
OMG...their sandwiches....love them, mainly because of the bread, it's perfect...doesn't get soggy like Subway's.
post #10 of 28
I used to be a decorator at a Publix and I still love their cakes!

One thing, the, mini wedding cakes are expensive! They were $70 each back when I worked as a decorator and things have gone up in price a lot since I left.

Yes, their cakes come in frozen, but they go straight from the oven to the flash-freezer at the bakery where they are made, so they are still very moist and yummy.

The icing is made in-store using a proprietary base-mix supplied by Brill. They add real butter to it and then whip it up with simple syrup to make it extra fluffy. It is the BEST grocery-store icing I have ever had.

If you like fruit fillings, the lemon filling and the raspberry filling are both very good!

If the store where you order the cakes carries the Marsala Nut Torte, I highly recommend it!

HTH! icon_biggrin.gif
post #11 of 28
Am I the only one? I loathe Publix cakes! Their icing is just plain shortening with powdered sugar....ICK! If you love that tongue coated feel of that type of icing, then I guess it's fine.
post #12 of 28
Nah...I'm sure you're not the only one...everyone's palate is different... one of my own sisters isn't too enchanted with them either...it's all good though.
post #13 of 28
I live in Florida and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Publix cakes. I guarantee you they will rival any specialized bakery where I live (at least in taste)!! They are awesome.
post #14 of 28
I moved from Tampa, Fl about 4 yrs ago and I miss my publix! I wouldnt purchase a cake from Alesssi Bakery (one of the best bakeries in the city). I loved Publix cakes!
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Originally Posted by forthwife

Am I the only one? I loathe Publix cakes! Their icing is just plain shortening with powdered sugar....ICK! If you love that tongue coated feel of that type of icing, then I guess it's fine.


You are not alone! I absolutely can not eat it or any cake from a grocery store. I never had them growing up and I guess that makes me a cake snob! I just can't help it. For the record though, everyone I know would choose Publix over and other store.
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