You Can Still Get Costco’s Sheet Cake — Here’s How
When Costco announced that it had discontinued half-sheet cakes in May 2020, thousands of angry customers signed petitions and hundreds flooded the retailer’s Facebook page with critical comments. The wholesaler explained that they’d discontinued the cake to “create more space for social distancing” in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, replacing the dessert favorite with 10-inch round chocolate and vanilla cakes.
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“Please bring back these cakes when social distancing is no longer in effect. We love them and they are an integral part of kids’ birthdays!” Renanit Levy replied to Costco’s Facebook announcement.
Well, we have good news for Renanit. The sheet cake is back.
Costco members who want to pick up the retailer’s famous cake — for birthday parties, special occasions, or just to enjoy that sweet, sweet buttercream — will have to fill out an in-person order form at the bakery, with the option to choose white or chocolate cake. The turnaround time for the half-sheet cake, which serves 48, is no more than 24 hours.
However, sheet cakes at Costco might be more expensive than you remember, as the wholesaler now charges $25 instead of $19 for the massive cake. Even then, Costco superfans on Reddit seem unfazed by the increase, with many noting that the cake is still a good deal.
“$25 is still so good for the size and quality compared to any grocery store,” one Redditor writes.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do you order a sheet cake from Costco?
Costco members have to fill out an in-person cake order form at the bakery. You cannot order a sheet cake over the phone or online.
How many people does a Costco sheet cake serve?
Measuring 12 inches by 16 inches and weighing just over nine pounds, Costco’s half-sheet cake feeds around 48 people.
What flavors are available?
Costco offers only two flavors of half-sheet cake: chocolate and vanilla. The former comes with a chocolate mousse filling and chocolate buttercream icing, while the latter is iced with white buttercream and filled with vanilla cheesecake mousse.
How far in advance do you have to order a sheet cake?
There’s no need to place your order days in advance. Costco’s sheet cakes should be ready within 24 hours of submitting the order form.
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