7 Things You Need to Know Before Buying Costco Cakes

It's hard to resist the appeal of Costco cakes. Just read this before you call to place an order!

Costco is certainly a magical fairy tale when it comes to grocery shopping, given that their prices (and food) are incomparable to other supermarket brands. There are tons of Costco shopping tips that can help save you money, and we found another that you’re going to love: buy Costco cakes.

Here’s what you need to know before a trip to Costco!

The Price Is Right

You can buy a half-sheet cake at Costco for $19.99, and it can serve up to 48 people per cake. This is cheap already, but it’s an even better deal when you look at the prices for other stores. Just compare to BJ’s and Walmart at roughly $25 for a half-sheet cake, and you can easily see the winner here.

You can get all kinds of good stuff from Costco for a lot cheaper than other warehouse and retail stores. No wonder we always rush back for their amazing Costco finds.

Costco Cakes Feed a Lot of People

Can you guess how many? The half-sheet cake we mentioned above can feed a whopping 48 people. While that may only cover about a third of my mom’s giant family, it will most definitely work for a lot of smaller parties and shindigs. You know, like a surprise birthday party.

There Are Only Two Flavors

Humans can be very simple creatures, and sometimes having too many choices sends us into a tizzy. Don’t panic! Head to Costco and grab a white vanilla half-sheet cake with vanilla cheesecake mousse and white buttercream icing or a chocolate half-sheet cake with chocolate mousse filling and chocolate buttercream icing. We can attest, both are undeniably delicious.

You Don’t Have to Preorder Costco Cakes

We’ve all felt the panic of running to the store looking for a last-minute birthday cake. I know I have! The great thing about going to Costco is knowing you can walk out with a half-sheet cake right then and there. Sometimes, you may even luck out and find a mouth-watering Costco tiramisu cake.

But You Can Place Custom Orders

For people who like to plan, call ahead to custom order Costco cakes from the bakery. Make sure to give them enough time, though—around 2-3 days or more. Whether you’re looking to add cute pictures or specific phrases, Costco has you covered.

Bakers Will Decorate Costco Cakes

Choose from 30 different designs on the sheet cake custom order sheet. Whether you like the traditional congratulatory balloons for a graduation party or need a patriotic American flag, you can order whatever you want.

You Can Decorate the Cake Yourself

Costco cakes really are a perfect blank canvas. Precisely written cakes are a sight to behold, but we love the idea of a homemade touch on this store-bought dessert. Here are the tips you need to learn how to write on a cake!

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Melany Love
Having always wanted a career in writing, Melany couldn't have found a better place than Taste of Home to begin. When she's not scribbling in her notebook or working at her computer, she can be found experimenting with new recipes or relaxing with a book and her cats.