A crafty bride (or anyone in need of a tasty treat) can score a great deal on a cake at Wal-Mart or Sam's Club.
In August 2008 while in McDonough, Georgia, I took this picture of a sign I saw at Wal-Mart advertising the low prices for their Filled Sheet Cakes.
Now, I haven't purchased a filled sheet cake from this particular Wal-Mart though I have bought their cupcakes, which were quite delicious. I have purchased cakes from Sam's Club at various locations in both Texas and Georgia with equally fantastic results.
My past experience with cakes and cupcakes from both Wal-Mart and Sam's Club enable me to highly recommend these deliciously inexpensive items without pause. Additionally, I have only ordered/purchased/eaten their cakes and cupcakes with buttercream icing and have not tried the whipped cream frosting selections.
Whether you choose to purchase from Wal-Mart (or Sam's Club) for your wedding cake or groom's cake, I am sure that you and your guests will be happy with your choice.
If you prefer to go with a bit fancier concoction, both Wal-Mart and Sam's Club might be able to accommodate as well. Stop by their bakery/dessert counter the next time you go in to pick up groceries or a last minute birthday gift or just to walk around and people watch. ;-)
By the way, I do not gain anything from Wal-Mart or Sam's Club for posting this information.
With regard to the seemingly Southern tradition of the groom's cake, you might consider Wal-Mart or Sam's Club for the personalized groom's cake - if you've already purchased your fancy white wedding cake elsewhere.
Provided with an acceptable picture and 24 hours notice, Wal-Mart or Sam's Club will put your edible image on a deliciously customized cake chosen from a wide selection of filled and non-filled cakes, several different icings, and numerous shapes and sizes.
You might also consider additional sheet cakes from Wal-Mart or Sam's Club to accommodate your many guests.