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post #16 of 24
The Albertson's near where I work in CA has a wedding cake display with prices. I don't remember the prices, but I may have to go in an look.
post #17 of 24
My question is.... Does publix bake their cakes for a wedding cake in the store or are they ordered in a kit from a warehouse and shipped to the store frozen? Has anyone thought about that? The only thing I have ever heard about Publix wedding cakes are negative ones!!!!! Dry cake, leaning cake, a cake that fall over before pictures were taken, and very expensive.
post #18 of 24
I knew their cakes were not cheap because although I am from New York I visited Publix in Acworth, Georgia when I was thinking of buying a cake for my niece's sweet sixteen party. I decided to make the cake myself in the end. Other people think they could get it cheaper at Publix as oppose to a custom bakery but they will learn.
post #19 of 24
I'm going to price the stores here. I know when I first moved here and I asked where I could get a good cake everyone one said the same "it" store. First, I thought they would say a bakery, NOT a grocery chain and second, it was just a typical shortening, based artificial tasting grocery store cake. The only grocery store cakes I somewhat like are in CA, but they aren't super cheap either. They have actual whipped cream and use actual fruit in their cakes, not just that whipped icing stuff and fruit sleeves.
post #20 of 24
I've never had a tiered cake from Publix before, but I've had plenty of their sheet cakes, and the decorating was always really nice. Definitely not a custom bakery, but still, definitely worth what you pay. They've always tasted great too. I saw the wedding cake display in my store, but I haven't priced anything. I may have to ask around and see what they are going for here.
post #21 of 24
On the publix website, they list the size of the cakes they use for each of their wedding cakes, etc. You can easily call and name the cake you are wanting from their site with whatever customations you or what people are inquiring from you and get a price. I know someone that did so. They were able to get a quote not only on the price of the modified cake but on the cost of the delivery and rental of equipment!
post #22 of 24
I've never had Publix wedding cake, but I have had their party cakes recently, and I was not impressed. The white cake tasted very chemical-y, and the carrot was just blah. I could barely choke the icing down, it tasted like the canned stuff to me. I know I'm a cake snob now though, I used to love the canned icing, and now if it ain't real buttercream, no way! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #23 of 24

I love this post!!  You are so correct!!  I was a Publix cake decorator for almost 5 years before I went to culinary school, and then opened my own cake business.

 

I have always thought Publix to be outrageous with their pricing, because I knew where the cake comes from! Their warehouse! It's allowed to be kept frozen for up to 3 months!! In addition, they use that fondant from a bucket. That tasteless, chemically preserved mess!!

 

- No thanks, I'll keep baking my wedding cakes fresh, and making my delicious marshmallow fondant as requested. My customers love it!

post #24 of 24

Yes. The cakes are baked in the sizes needed at the warehouse. Frozen, packaged in cases of 6 - 8 at a time, and trucked to the appropriate store.

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