Help me get the most bang for my cake buck
March 16, 2012 11:01 AM Subscribe
Why is a sheet cake at Whole Foods so expensive? Can I do better (in Chicago?) It doesn't need to be decorated, just tasty.
posted by GastrocNemesis to Food & Drink (32 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm decorating a cake for a baby shower. I'm good with decorating but suck at baking so I figured I'd get a grocery store cake and decorate that. I'd heard cakes from Whole Foods are tasty, and I did some googling and found comments from people saying it was good and relatively cheap, so I thought I'd go check it out.
I went in today and ordered a quarter sheet cake, I thought the girl said it was 24.99 but when I looked at the WF website later it said it was 39.99 which is . . . well, it seems kinda ridiculous for such a small, plain cake. Is that supposed to be the price for all of them, or only if they decorate it? I'm having second thoughts, so I was hoping those of you who are experienced in buying cakes can help me out. (I never buy them, I always make them from mixes- I know- but thought I'd go for something fancier for the occasion.)
So my questions are- is this the going rate for cakes these days? Is the one from Whole Foods gonna be delicious enough to make it worth it? If so, then I don't mind paying it, really. But I'm having a hard time believing I couldn't do better somewhere else. Where else in Chicago can I get a tasty quarter or half sheet cake, frosted but without decoration, on short notice? (Also if any of you happen to know from experience whether the 24.99 or 39.99 price is the right one, I'd be interested to know. I know I could just call them but I'd feel like a dick calling about my order a bunch of times only to cancel later. I already called them once to talk about frosting.)