Kaye
VIP October 2018

Holy Moly Publix cake prices

Kaye, on March 29, 2018 at 10:21 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 24
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I priced out a buttercream cake at Publix. My reception will have a Max of 70 people. The cake came to $370 including delivery. I want a very simple cake but wanted to price out a tiered cake. My local bakery who makes great cakes were $250 cheaper but they don't do tiers and don't deliver. This would mean doing a dessert table with 3 cake stands. Anyone tried Sam's club? Prices? This just doesn't seem like the bargain it used to be.

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  • Marie
    Devoted March 2018
    Marie ·
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    Wow! Publix cakes are delicious and compared to bakeries, priced competitively. I like the look of three cake stands but that's just me. Sam's had excellent cakes too!
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  • Jessica
    Savvy October 2018
    Jessica ·
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    Id look around. First quote I got for 75 guests was 430. Found someone else for 315!
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  • Mrs. Danihel
    Expert May 2018
    Mrs. Danihel ·
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    That really isn't that bad. Mine is for 95 guests. 3 tiered, very simple and it is $450 and a $175 delivery.
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  • Jessica
    Savvy October 2018
    Jessica ·
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    175 for DELIVERY???! Mine is 25...
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  • Mrs. Danihel
    Expert May 2018
    Mrs. Danihel ·
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    Mine is also about 20 miles cause I don't have a bakery in my town.
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  • Sara
    Devoted June 2018
    Sara ·
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    I'm going to do the 3 cake stands. Then I'm just ordering 3 plain white round cakes and adding fresh flowers myself. I'm not telling the bakery that they're wedding cakes because I think they automatically just make them more expensive. We're also having a dessert bar, so the 3 cakes don't have to feed everyone. Good luck!!
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  • Rj923
    Dedicated May 2018
    Rj923 ·
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    Sam's club does a 3 tier for $67 (might not be exact). It serves 66 people. I just looked at them earlier this week...they have some really cute designs!
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  • T
    Dedicated September 2018
    Turnicia ·
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    Sam's Club cakes are so good and cute!
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  • plangalCG
    VIP May 2018
    plangalCG ·
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    Man, my cake is RIDICULOUSLY expensive. I can’t even talk about it because it’s embarrasing.
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  • F
    Beginner June 2018
    F ·
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    My sister got a simple but elegant 2 tier cake from Wal-Mart for $45. It was ivory with a clear sparkle sprinkles on the top layer. She had to pick it up that morning but it was packaged well for travel. She ordered the topper from Amazon for $8. I wanted to be snobby about the cake but I citing couldn't. It was super cute and moist and very affordable. Total win.
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  • Future Mrs M
    Super June 2018
    Future Mrs M ·
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    Various cake stands are a very popular set up!

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  • Future Mrs M
    Super June 2018
    Future Mrs M ·
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    However, also, keep in mind cost of stands.

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  • FME
    Master March 2018
    FME ·
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    I got a cake Stand that is 3 levels high but essentially makes the cake 3 seperate cakes with about 2" in between each layer. So it was kinda tiered, but not connected. Most of the cake quotes I were getting were $350-$475 + Delivery, but I went this route and spent $150 for 3 cakes, including sugar flowers and delivery and I spent $35 on the cake stand.

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  • Jennifer
    Master September 2018
    Jennifer ·
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    I have heard good things about Sams and from what I have seen they are much less expensive. I think single tiers are just as pretty as tiered cakes (honestly I don't like tiered cakes). I think if you set up your dessert table with different levels of cake stands it can be so much more pretty than this giant 3-4 tiered cake which IMO is so old fashioned.

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  • SpringBride2018
    Super April 2018
    SpringBride2018 ·
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    Publix came out cheapest for our wedding cake! And they're cakes are amazing, so totally worth the price.

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  • Kaye
    VIP October 2018
    Kaye ·
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    Definitely! Even factoring in the cake stands, I'm still saving a little under $200. But now to find a way to pick them up and transport them on a really busy day prior to the wedding.
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  • Kaye
    VIP October 2018
    Kaye ·
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    As long as you love it and can afford it, it's all good! Enjoy!
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  • plangalCG
    VIP May 2018
    plangalCG ·
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    Yeah we better enjoy it! We are in a beach location and I think a lot of stuff is way more expensive. I wanted a grocery store cake or a cutting cake with cupcakes—they have Publix there—but my FH of all people objected! He mystifies me sometimes!
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  • firstoneat56
    Master August 2017
    firstoneat56 ·
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    We didn't have cake but we had a dessert table and it was $700 for 73 people. $370 sounds very reasonable to me. Plus, I've heard Publix bakery goods are delicious. We don't have Publix here in NY but my H is from Miami and he loves Publix.

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  • Kaye
    VIP October 2018
    Kaye ·
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    I think it is the fact that it's a frozen grocery store cake that's going to cost $5 a serving which seemed much more inline with regular bakery prices. On the other hand, their cakes are tasty.
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