Whether you have a vision for the perfect wedding cake already in your mind or are still looking at wedding cake pictures and prices to get inspiration, the sooner you choose a bakery for your big day, the better.
Deciding on a bakery well in advance will give you the best chances of being able to book your first choice for the big day. Plus, it will save you the stress of trying to rush to find a cake at the last minute.
Here are 10 of the top places to order wedding cakes:
With more than 5000 locations in the United States, Walmart has stores in almost every community and that means that nearly any bride can choose Walmart wedding cakes for her big day.
There are more than 35 Walmart wedding designs to choose from, and all of the cakes feature three tiers to feed a crowd. Whether you like something romantic, traditional, elegant, beach-themed or shabby chic, the selections of wedding cakes at Walmart is sure to have something that will appeal to you.
Plus the average Walmart wedding cake costs only around $58 for a two-tier cake or $140 for three tiers, making their designs very affordable.
If you’re looking for the perfect wedding cake but don’t want to spend a fortune, Costco wedding cakes can be an excellent choice. Provided you have a membership to the warehouse club, you can get a Costco wedding cake for much less per person than what you’ll pay at most other bakeries.
The Costco wedding catalog does vary from store to store but nearly all locations offer wedding cakes. Designs may be simpler than what you’ll find at other bakeries, but you can still get beautiful multi-tier designs for less than the average 2 and 3-tier wedding cake prices.
If you’re lucky enough to live in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina or Tennessee, your best choice is a wedding cake from Publix.
The Publix wedding cakes collection is one of the biggest among grocery stores. They have more than 45 different Publix wedding cake designs with traditional cakes and styles that go beyond the usual round multi-tier designs. There are 16 icing colors and multiple flavors and fillings to choose from, too.
In addition to having a reputation for being delicious, Publix wedding cakes are rather affordable. Publix wedding cake prices start at about $150 to $175.
Albertsons has more than 2000 locations in the U.S., making the grocery chain one of the best places to buy wedding cakes.
What’s unique about Albertsons wedding cakes is that you get to have a cake custom created for your big day. The bakery at your local store will show you pictures and discuss your needs with you. Then, they’ll give you a quote on your cake.
Albertsons wedding cake flavors include 16 options, and you can choose from more than 20 icings and fillings. Prices on Albertsons cakes for weddings usually range from $150 to $600.
Safeway has more than 1000 locations in 19 different states, and if there is one of these grocery stores near you, consider them for your wedding cake.
The Safeway wedding cakes collection has more than 60 options for round and square multi-tier designs. Beach, country and seasonal Safeway wedding cake designs are perfect for themed weddings, and the bakeries have a large number of icing, cake and filling flavors available.
Safeway bakery wedding cakes usually start at around $92 for a two-tier and $118 for a three-tier, going up from there for more elaborate designs.
6. Sam’s Club
Like sister store Walmart, Sam’s Club warehouse stores have a number of wedding cake designs to choose from. You will need to have a membership to order a cake from one of the chain’s more than 650 locations.
Sam’s Club three-tier wedding cake designs, as well as sheet cakes and split-level cakes, are perfect for larger weddings. In the Sam’s wedding cake designs catalog, there are more than one dozen options, and the store has 15 icing colors.
The price of a Sam’s Club wedding cake is very affordable. Typically, their two-tier cakes start at $50, and their three-tier cakes start at just $70.
7. H E B
If you live in Texas, HEB wedding cakes are a great choice for your big day. You can choose a cake from their catalog, which includes rustic, elegant, modern and whimsical designs. HEB wedding cake options also include the “Savvy” range, a line of discounted cakes for brides on a budget.
With many different designs available and the ability to decorate with fresh HEB wedding flowers, the cake selections offer something for everyone. Prices are competitive, too. Generally, a HEB wedding cake costs between $1.50 to $3.00 per slice. Only select locations offer wedding cakes.
Serving California and Nevada, Vons is a part of the Safeway and Albertsons family of grocery stores, and like their sister stores, are a great place to buy wedding cakes.
Vons wedding cakes options are very similar to what is offered at Safeway, but because the cost of living is generally higher in areas where the grocery stores are located, the prices are more expensive.
Generally, a two-tier cake at Vons will start at around $180, while the starting Vons wedding cake prices for three-tier designs is about $200.
9. Central Market
If you’re lucky enough to live near a Central Market grocery store, you should check out their bakery for your wedding cake. Central Market wedding cake options include traditional tiered designs, wedding sheet cake designs, and cupcake displays.
Central Market will deliver your cake for you and even the stands and decorations to finish it. They have 10 delicious cake flavors, seven icing options and more than one dozen fillings for you to mix and match.
In terms of price, Central Market is competitive. A sheet cake can cost as little as $25 and the tiered cakes range from $120 to $600.
10. Dairy Queen
Want to do something a little different for your wedding day? Try a wedding ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. The ice cream cakes feature chocolate and vanilla ice cream separated by a layer of chocolate fudge crunch and can feed up to 24 people per cake.
Dairy Queen’s collection of wedding cakes has more than 25 designs, and most locations let you order online. Certain styles can be customized with a photograph of the two of you to make the cake extra personal.
Prices for a Dairy Queen wedding cake usually start at around $20 and may cost as much as $40, depending on the size and style.
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