Grad party pleaser
GRADUATIONS ARE landmark occasions
well worth celebrating. Costco’s Kirkland
Signature™ sheet cake makes grad parties a
little sweeter, in terms of taste and cost.
“In 1987, when Costco first opened its
bakery department, the Kirkland Signature
sheet cake was a unique item among warehouse clubs—and an unbelievable value,” says
Sue McConnaha, who oversees Costco’s bakery
operation. And it’s still an incredible value.
Measuring 10 by 14 inches and weighing about
9 pounds, 2 pounds of which is mousse filling,
a Costco sheet cake will feed about 48 people.
In comparison, most grocery-store cakes
weigh about 5. 5 pounds, are filled with jam or
pudding and often cost more than Costco’s
Size and heft aside, the quality of these
cakes is what makes them real crowd pleasers.
They are made daily in the warehouses with
the freshest ingredients. Talented cake decorators dress them up. All cake decorations, for
instance, are handcrafted out of butter cream,
not purchased beforehand and added to the
cake after it’s ordered.
Ordering a cake for your grad is a simple
eryin your local Costcoand s elec t
the kind of cake you want .
Choices include white or
chocolate cake with three choices of filling: vanillacheesecake, chocolate mousse or strawberry mousse. The bakeries ice the
cakes with white butter cream,
chocolate butter cream or
Philadelphia cream cheese
icing. You can also order a carrot cake with apricot mousse
filling and Philadelphia cream
2. After choosing the right cake and fill-
1. Find the special-order form at the bak-
ing, select the graduation theme, school col-
ors and personalized message you want.
3. Submit your order and pick up your
cake 24 hours later.
“Cakes are always best when they’re served
fresh, so it’s a good idea to pick up your cake
as close to the celebration as possible,” Sue
Costco cakes are baked fresh daily using
quality ingredients. They will feed about
48 people, and they’re delicious.
says. If you’re transporting the cake a great
distance, she advises placing it in a cooler to
keep it fresh.—Will Fifield
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