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Best store for birthday cake?

I am in need of a birthday cake and while a real bakery might is an option, it'd be easier for me to pick it up at a local grocery store if there are any that are worthy of good birthday cake. I am pondering Whole Foods, Harris Teeter and Wegman's. Any experiences with any of these cakes? Recommendations?

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  1. The few bakery cakes that I have purchased, Wegmans was always the best

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    1. re: stefstef

      Great, I am undecided between the ultimate chocolate, ultimate white and carrot cake though since they have mini-cakes could always get a couple.

    2. Wherever you buy it, leave it out to let it come to room temp. District law requires refrigeration, which is just nasty for cake.

      1. I like Harris Teeter (consistent). Whole Foods bakery is hit or miss - some is good, but other is pretty bad.

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        1. re: 79pooh83

          Any particular favorites? I think we've had the fudge cake from there which was good.

          1. re: fldhkybnva

            If you like chocolate, the mocha is quite good as is the red velvet.

        2. I would hit your local Costco I love their baked goods

          1. Wegman's ultimate chocolate hands down.