Sam's Club wedding cakes - yes or no?

We're in the process of looking for a new venue and may have to purchase a cake if it doesn't come with a package from the new venue (TBD).


Has anyone ever purchased a wedding cake from Sam's Club?  If so, would you recommend them and are they pretty affordable?  Or would we be better off going to a bakery?

Posted on September 8, 2009 at 3:25 pm
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I don't know of anyone who got a wedding cake there but we just had birthday cake from there last night and it was out of this world yummy!

Posted on September 8, 2009 at 3:28 pm
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My friend had a cake from Sam's. It was the most delicious thing! And she decorated it with those sugar butterflies. You wouldve never guessed.

Posted on September 8, 2009 at 3:29 pm
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I'm sure they'd be very affordable, but I don't like the taste.  Lots of people do, though.  It would be pretty cheap to go in and buy a regular cake for you to taste and see if you like it or not.

Posted on September 8, 2009 at 3:30 pm
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I love Sam's club cake!  They're very affordable!  I believe cake is cake

Posted on September 8, 2009 at 3:39 pm
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Ditto Laura. I suggest you buy a small 8x8 square cake and see if you like it. All cake is pretty much the same, but there's a world of difference in icings. A fork full of Crisco and sugar isn't very appetizing to me.

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 1:13 am
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i'd buy a small one to see if you like the taste first ;-)


how about ice cream cake from baskin-robbins?? could be a huge hit and totally unexpected!  =)


 

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 1:16 am
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I LOVE Sam's Club cake!  I got them for my parent's 25th anniversary party and it was a hit!!  I'll be researching with them as well.  I'm one of those brides who can't justify paying an arm and a leg for cake! :)

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 1:19 am
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ooo I like D1rty's ice cream cake idea... if your venue can handle it that would be so yummy!

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 1:20 am
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my friends cake was from walmart, they get their cakes from the same place. they are good cakes.

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 1:21 am
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I think they're yummmm! The icing is mmm mmm.

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 1:26 am
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They have delicious cakes and I would assume it's more affordable than a bakery?!

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 1:40 am
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I haven't had sams club cakes but I have had publix cakes and they are SO good. So if you try a small cake from sams and dont like the taste, check out publix = )

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 2:17 am
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I priced them out and honestly it was going to cost me about 60.00 for about 150 people. I did not go that route just because it was just a cake and I did not like how they decorated it. You can not walk in with many demands or cake ideas at least that is what they told me

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 2:20 am
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I'll have to admit, I used to like them just fine.  I used to even like the taste of frosting from a can.  I think I just got spoiled because I make cakes, so I've gotten used to my own recipes, which of course I think are the best.  Now I'll still eat some of the cake part when I go to a party with WalMart/Sams cake, but I can't stomach the icing.  My future SIL, though, would eat a whole bowl of that kind of icing.  Everybody has different tastes. 


If you like the Sams cake or really don't care about cake, then go for it!

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 2:37 am
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i see no reason not to go for it!  Love D1rty's idea bout an ice cream cake.  never seen tHAT done b4!

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 2:40 am
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funny you post this... my cousin was just talking about how much she loves walmart cake and will without a doubt be getting it for a wedding cake. i thought it was funny because she was SOOO- serious. LOL. If its good cake... why not? i'm all about saving a buck.

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 2:44 am
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The only thing I've heard is that places like Sam's and Wal-mart limit the decoration choices, you never know 'who' is going to decorate it (it could be a new decorator with less experience) and they don't deliver!  So you'd have to get it to the venue in one piece (I'd rather not be the one driving that car, yikes!).


So keep that in mind too. . .

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 2:45 am
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sophie is right, they probably don't have many designs avaliable-but some of the prettiest cakes I've seen are ones that are decorated with rose petals, and that's a very easy DIY if you get just a regular white iced cake and put the petals on yourself

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 2:46 am
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I second jbl. I like the look of Publix cakes better than I do Sam's club. I know this will vary from store to store. I don't think you have to purchase a cake to taste it. I am almost certain that Sam's does tastings for wedding cakes, and I know that Publix does. Another plus is Publix does fondant. I would check out both as well as other local grocery stores. Maybe a Jewel Osco? Also ask around, my boss just got married and she used a very small cake company and got a great deal.

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 2:53 am
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I say give a small cake a try!

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 3:01 am

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