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Buying unfrosted cakes

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Where can I buy unfrosted cakes if I do not want to bake and I just want to focus on my decorating?
post #2 of 22
Check your local grocery store and Super Walmart. You just need to ask one of the bakery people. One of the ladies in my class always store bought hers.
post #3 of 22
Decorating with cake dummies would be cheaper in the long run.
post #4 of 22
If you're looking to buy wholesale in quantity, try Bakemark. There are many other wholesale suppliers for specific regions... if you care to state where you are located, I can give more localized suggestions.
post #5 of 22
when people order a cake from you, dont they ask for a specific flavor and filling? will the store be able to do that? is it proffitable?
post #6 of 22
It's rather expensive to buy an unfinished cake. I priced a 10" round at Sam's and it was going to be over $12. If I wanted to do a tiered cake, it could really add up! Plus it doesn't taste as good as home baked. I was just checking to see if I could get one in a pinch.

Why not set aside a baking day and make a bunch of cakes in different sizes and freeze them? That way you can concentrate on decorating and you'll have a supply on hand to use when needed? It will taste better believe me and your cost will be minimal.

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post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by carmijok

It's rather expensive to buy an unfinished cake. I priced a 10" round at Sam's and it was going to be over $12. If I wanted to do a tiered cake, it could really add up! Plus it doesn't taste as good as home baked. I was just checking to see if I could get one in a pinch.

Why not set aside a baking day and make a bunch of cakes in different sizes and freeze them? That way you can concentrate on decorating and you'll have a supply on hand to use when needed? It will taste better believe me and your cost will be minimal.



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post #8 of 22
True wholesale prices are very affordable... For example:
you can find 6" layers for as little as $1.16 - $1.33 apiece (12-pk case),
10" white layers for $2.63 - $3.21 apiece (20 oz. ea., 8-pk case or 25 oz. ea., 4-pk case),
10" devils food layers for $2.88 apiece (20 oz. ea., 8-pk case),
depending on the supplier.

You'll need to contact the sales rep for your area for a product catalog or price list.
post #9 of 22
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CRW41 - I am in North Carolina
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by Olenmetra

CRW41 - I am in North Carolina



Just making sure you didn't need info for strickly Canadian or such. (I had a suggestion for a go-to supplier there, and possibly one for California and surrounding area.)

It looks like Tucker, Georgia would be your nearest BakeMark distributor:
http://www.bakemarkusa.com/
post #11 of 22
are frozen cakes good? i havent been baking for a long time but just the thought of "frozen" doesnt add up to me.. is it still fresh?
does it depend on the recipe or the brand of boxed cake mix?
post #12 of 22
I agree, you can buy bakemark frozen cakes and I think Dawn also sells them. It wouldn't be that more expensive considering your time and oven space, etc

I have an account with both companies..where in NC are you? Please feel free to PM me if you would like info of the reps that do the NC area or would like to order through me to test drive a cake..
I am in the Raleigh Area.

good luck!
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post #13 of 22
............are frozen cakes good? ......just the thought of "frozen" doesnt add up to me.. is it still fresh?
does it depend on the recipe or the brand of boxed cake mix?............

A home made (box or scratch) cake that has been fzn is just as good or better than a fresh oneicon_smile.gif You must try it once. Properly wrapped and stored in the fzr is the perfect way to keep ahead of you orders.
post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by kakeladi

............are frozen cakes good? ......just the thought of "frozen" doesnt add up to me.. is it still fresh?
does it depend on the recipe or the brand of boxed cake mix?............

A home made (box or scratch) cake that has been fzn is just as good or better than a fresh oneicon_smile.gif You must try it once. Properly wrapped and stored in the fzr is the perfect way to keep ahead of you orders.



I personally think frozen cakes suck. and I think freezing ahead is a good idea if is a dedicated freezer (won't pick up smells of your favorite frozen stew! icon_smile.gif I personally have never bought frozen cake, (I use Bakemark and Dawn for bulk flour, sugar, butter, etc...and i LOVE Dawn's velv-top!) but the grocery stores all do it and consumer's don't seem to mind it. Now if you tell customers...that is up to you. I suspect the OP just wants to practice?
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post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by Olenmetra

CRW41 - I am in North Carolina




I am in North Carolina-- I have bought unfinished cakes at Food Lion in the bakery fridge--they even have big bags of "buttercream" icing--great in a pinch! icon_smile.gif
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