Originally Posted by kelseyelise
I live in Ky, and I order my cakes from walmart all the time. For a single mother they are pretty much the only cakes I can afford. I like their cakes. My family has always ordered cakes from them and I have never heard anything bad about them til now.
Warning! Climbing on my soapbox: At the risk of being crushed by the "opposing" viewpoints, I agree with the post above. I like
WalMart cakes and love Costco cakes. I think they taste just fine. I think for most parties, they look just fine. And....of course I love their pricing.
I recently agreed to bring the cake to a dear nephew's birthday party. Well...I got sick, so I gave his mom a $20 bill and told her to get a cake from Costco. No regret, no worries, no problem. No one at the party cared that it was a Costco cake, not one of my custom cakes.
When I began this cake decorating hobby nearly 3 years ago, I had ZERO idea of the money and time needed to produce "custom" cakes at home. Since I am retired and do not plan on doing cakes for sale (also not legal in my State), cake decorating provides a world of fun things to try. It is a blast! It is also quite expensive and time consuming. BUT--it's my Hobby
. (All hobbies are expensive and time consuming: golf, deep sea fishing, refurbishing old cars, etc.)
Until the age of 56, I had NEVER tasted a "custom" cake from an "expensive" bakery. We got cakes from local bakeries and grocery stores, or the cake was made at home. Now my family and friends (who receive free or nearly free cakes.....) love MY cakes and don't want the "other ones". They have been officially spoiled. However, spoiled or not, if they agree to bring a birthday cake to a kid's party or a work function (and I don't wish to make it for fun/practice), they will bring a cake from Costco (1st choice), or Walmart.
Just because WE know the time and effort and care and angst that goes into a custom cake, doesn't mean that the other frozen ones are "bad", just that ours can be better.
OK, climbing down off soapbox now.