I currently work in a Kroger bakery.
It gives me a chance to decorate all I want without the cost to me. The cakes you see on display are frozen and we can write on them for you.
If someone special orders a cake we have the cake frozen (it's maybe 1 1/2" high and I can't tell you the exact size because I've never measured it, but I'll do that tonite) sometimes we even have them prefrosted and all we have to do is slap on a border and a few roses or balloons or something like that.
The icing is a whole other story:
Its premade we get it in 5gal buckets. We even have buckets of pre colored icing. Does not have to be refrigerated or anything done to it (even the cream cheese icing
) The funny thing (or disturbing depending on how you look at it) the icing does NOT melt when put under hot water. Kinda scary....
No, I would not let my family eat a cake like this - but I guess you get what you pay for. Hope they enjoy there freezer burnt cardboard grease concoction.