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post #16 of 28
I live in Florida-and before I started making cakes myself, Publix cake is all my family ever ordered. Never had a bad one. They are so moist. I always ordered vanilla with a fresh strawberry filling. Yum!
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post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by pianocat

I live in Florida-and before I started making cakes myself, Publix cake is all my family ever ordered. Never had a bad one. They are so moist. I always ordered vanilla with a fresh strawberry filling. Yum!



Vanilla with Strawberry filling was my favorite too!
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post #18 of 28
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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.



Um. As a former Publix decorator I can assure you that their icing is NOT just shortening + powdered sugar. In fact, it contains egg whites, quite a LOT of real butter, and real vanilla, and is whipped by the decorators in small batches with simple syrup to a company standard weight per volume.
post #19 of 28
Oh my gosh, what decadent dessert cakes they have, grocery stores around here do not have anything remotely close to Publix. All of those cakes look like they are to die for....good thing I don't live in Florida.
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post #20 of 28
Ok, not all shortening...but any shortening is too much for me. However, every palate has a different preference of taste. That being said, they are quite good about taking custom orders and are very willing to accommodate special requests.
post #21 of 28
When my good friend and fellow cake decorator retired from the bakery here in NY years ago he and his wife moved to Florida. He discovered he had way too much time on his hands and took a part time job as a decorator at Publix. Everytime we talked he told me that he wished that I could taste and work with their icing. He was so excited about it...always said it was the best he had ever tasted and worked with. He was very proud of the product that they sold there.
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by foodguy

When my good friend and fellow cake decorator retired from the bakery here in NY years ago he and his wife moved to Florida. He discovered he had way too much time on his hands and took a part time job as a decorator at Publix. Everytime we talked he told me that he wished that I could taste and work with their icing. He was so excited about it...always said it was the best he had ever tasted and worked with. He was very proud of the product that they sold there.



Wow, what an endorsement...that's kinda cool, I think icon_smile.gif .
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by prterrell

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





Hello Prterrel,

What kind of simple syrup did they use?

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post #24 of 28

there is no better cake in the world than Publix..fresh, tender, yummy!!

post #25 of 28

 My daughter got married at The Bahama Bay on Lake Davenport - we live in the UK- so we had to get a cake when we got there. We went to the local Publix, spoke to the bakery manager  who was really nice considerring that we were giving them 5 days notice. and we ordered a two tier cake. She wanted a chocolate/vanilla marble cake with vanilla filling, and a chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling.

 

When we went to pick up the cake, it was beautifully decorated with gorgeous buttercream roses and they packed it up and wheeled it to the car on a trolley, and we put it straight into the hotel fridge. It was a great service and a very nice cake. It cost $150 and served 50 guests although there wasn't that many of us so we had huge slices.

 

This is the cake she had but it was two tier and we'd brought our own topper.

 

 

http://www.publix.com/food/catalog/ProductDetail.do?id=134


Edited by mariets - 5/1/13 at 2:20pm
post #26 of 28

I know this is an old thread but I just wanted to say  the other day I was in Publix and wanted a piece of cake so I tried their white cake with buttercream icing since they sell just one piece of cake at a time. My husband is diabetic so I have not been baking lately and just was craving a piece of cake. Well, it tasted terrible!!! I have not tried their cake since my son was about 4 years old. He is now 27 years old. The cake was dry and the icing was not as I remember it to be. The scratch made cakes that I have cooked are always so moist. Boy, what a difference there was in this store bought cake verses cakes made from scratch. 

 

I could tell that they had just taken all of the individual pieces of cake out of a refrigerator!!!  It could have been that this piece of cake along with the other pieces had been sitting for more days than it should have and that is why it was so dry!!! I ended up throwing most of it to the birds to eat!!!  I used to love the white cake that Publix sold years ago. Maybe if you order a cake freshly done it would taste fresher and better!!! I do not think I will be buying Publix cake again!!!! 

post #27 of 28
I agree with you remnant3333! It taste like chemicals to me. thumbsdown.gif
post #28 of 28

It's so funny to me when one of these old threads pops up and I'm on it...I get to re-live what I thought at a particular moment in time...

Mostly I cringe, but anyway...

 

I've lost my love for Publix cakes...it just doesn't "float my boat" like it used to...in fact, for my b'day this year, I made my cake, which is a first.

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