Where can you get a affordable but still pretty custom cakes from. that wont cost hundreds of dollars. especially wedding cakes. Every where you look here there charging prices that are through the roof. I mean come on it's just a cake. It's no way i want to spend that kind of money on a cake, i know its an art form but not for the guests to eat it then digest it later if you know what i mean. If i can put it on my wall yes as a piece of art yeah, but not for someone to just swallow. Thats just to much money for you to see it for about an hour and then have it eaten later.
I know what you mean. The best affordable, custom sheet cakes I find come from Costco. (I've used the one in Gaithersburg.) Huge, moist, beautifully decorated cakes which are perfect for the non-fufu special occasions. (You do need to be a member and order them ahead of time.) Some Giant and Safeway bakeries make custom cakes, but I don't think they are as good.
I agree with DCDeb's suggestion about Stella's Bakery. It's excellent, albeit pricier.
Do you have a price ceiling for a particular sized cake?