There are plenty of sweet treats to choose from when it comes to deciding on your wedding desserts. Certainly, there are non-traditional options such as dishing up pie or cookies. Or, you could even set up an elaborate dessert table or candy bar. But of course, there’s always room for a traditional cake on the menu too.
If you’ve opted to serve wedding cake, the options expand even further. You and your partner will get to choose the cake flavor, frosting, and, of course, who will be making your wedding cake.
While expert wedding cake bakers can truly create a bespoke cake that will shine on your wedding day, you may be looking for something simpler. And if you’re hoping for a no-fuss option, finding a grocery store wedding cake might just be the ideal fit. For those with a Publix Super Market store nearby, this grocery store chain has been making a name for itself in the wedding cake industry, thanks to its delicious cakes and number of décor options to fit any wedding aesthetic.
"Customers know and trust Publix to provide the very best," says Maria Brous, director of communications of Publix Super Markets.
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Maria Brous is the director of communications for Publix Super Markets.
Think this might be a great option for your wedding day? Read on for the ultimate guide to Publix wedding cakes.
Publix Wedding Cake Cost
The first step to ordering a Publix wedding cake is to determine how much cake you’ll actually need. Think about how many guests you’re having and how many servings you’ll be slicing up to determine your wedding cake size. Brous also suggests thinking about whether you’d like to have your cake delivered and set up as well. Publix can help to make this process a breeze.
The cost of a Publix wedding cake will vary, just as it does with any other baker. The overall cost for the cake all depends on the number of guests you’re inviting and how many servings of cake you’ll need. Pricing also depends on the fillings chosen for the wedding cake, as well as the overall design and additional decorations. "The pricing of our wedding cakes is very competitive along with the traditional high quality you receive when ordering a Publix cake," notes Brous.
Once you’ve determined how much cake you’ll need and the perfect size, head to the Publix website to select what flavor of cake you’d like to serve.
Publix Wedding Cake Flavor Options
Think ordering a Publix wedding cake only means vanilla cake with a plain exterior? Think again! While you can certainly keep things super simple, there are also countless customization options to choose from.
Publix offers vanilla, chocolate, confetti, marble, and strawberry cakes, along with the option for a vanilla-chocolate combination as well. You can also choose from buttercream frosting, cream cheese frosting, chocolate fudge, and fondant to top it all off. To really amp up the flavor, consider adding fillings to the mix as well. Everything from classic lemon and raspberry to vanilla custard is available. Other options such as guava, pineapple, cannoli, and hazelnut cream cheese will definitely impress your guests!
Publix Wedding Cake Design Options
Publix wedding cakes can come in a variety of shapes, colors, and designs. Multiple-tiered cakes are definitely an option, or you can go with a simple, single-tier confection for a smaller wedding. There is a lookbook online, or in each store, to select a design that each decorator is familiar with. "Publix reviews the most popular trends every year and creates new designs about every 12 to 18 months," says Brous. "However, we can customize any cake!" Work with your decorator to determine the best look.
If you have a specific color from your wedding palette you’re hoping to match, Publix can help with that too. You can bring swatches from your color palette into the store to create a perfect match.
How to Order a Publix Wedding Cake
When you’ve decided on the cake size, flavor, and design, head to your local Publix store to chat with a decorator in the bakery department.
Brous suggests visiting with a decorator at Publix at least four weeks ahead of your wedding day. As with any wedding cake option, it’s important to build in plenty of time for ordering ahead to ensure all of the ingredients and other materials necessary to make your cake are on hand.
Publix Wedding Cake Examples
Greenery and White Blooms
This three-tiered cake was the perfect backdrop for plenty of greenery. Three tiers of cake were stacked and topped with textured buttercream. Greenery was wrapped around each tier, along with a few white flowers, to finish off the look.
A Simple Statement
This four-tiered wedding cake certainly stood tall, and a lush bed of greenery made it stand out even more! There’s beauty in the simplicity of this cake, with two pretty flowers to complete the design.
Glowing at a Garden Party
Hoping for a cake ready for a garden party? Look to a three-tiered option from Publix with simple, textured buttercream. This stunning cake was topped with bundles of pastel flowers as the perfect way to dress it up for the occasion.
Press On Florals
It might be hard to believe that this charming cake was a grocery store option, but it’s true! This two-tiered cake from Publix served as the perfect backdrop for plenty of pressed florals to dress it up even further.
Turn Up the Texture
This cake was all about texture, texture, and more texture. The three tiers of textured frosting made the perfect canvas for lush blooms to take it to the next level.