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post #1 of 34
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I remember reading on here a few weeks back about how Walmart is offering new and different cakes. I was at Taste of Home cooking school last night in Wisconsin and Walmart bakery had a booth set up. They had all kinds of neat and creative cakes there. I heard women saying wow I didn't know Walmart did those kinds of cakes. They had a pamphlet with different cakes and prices listed. Maybe those of you who are really good at this are giving them a run for their money.
post #2 of 34
I think this day and age people are less impressed with the more traditional and simple cakes with a couple roses plopped in the corner (some of which I still think ar e pretty LOL) but I think you're right.......I think there are so many people doing custom cakes now that Wal-Mart is having to rise to the occasion.......although their stuff is still mass produced!! so it's still not as good as you would get from a privately owned baker!
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post #3 of 34
As if Walmart doesn't have enough money....
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post #4 of 34
I still can't believe Wal-mart has bakeries. Who wants to buy cake from Wally world?? I've never heard of it, let alone actually seen one. Maybe it's a USA thing that Wal-mart in Canada hasn't done yet???
post #5 of 34
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Originally Posted by mthiberge

I still can't believe Wal-mart has bakeries. Who wants to buy cake from Wally world?? I've never heard of it, let alone actually seen one. Maybe it's a USA thing that Wal-mart in Canada hasn't done yet???




Not all walmarts, lol. Just the Super Walmarts. They also have a large grocery section, too.
post #6 of 34
Yeah, we have groceries in our, just no bakery...
post #7 of 34
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Originally Posted by mthiberge

Yeah, we have groceries in our, just no bakery...



Well, trust me, you're not missing much, lol!
post #8 of 34
My sister feeds her family by decorating cakes at wal-mart.
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post #9 of 34
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Originally Posted by mmdd

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Originally Posted by mthiberge

Yeah, we have groceries in our, just no bakery...



Well, trust me, you're not missing much, lol!

mmdd,

I take offense to your ccomment about not missing much at the walmart bakeries. I am a cake decorator at walmart. Although we do have to mass produce cakes, I stand behind my work. If a person takes the time to order a cake, I give them the same time and love I would by them ordering a cake from my home. I understand that some of the posters here dont like the cake toppers that Walmart has to offer, but many people do. My niece being one of them. She saves all of the toppers from year to year for her child. I have been a decorator for 6 years, and I am proud to say that I decorate at walmart!!
post #10 of 34
Although I have never bought cakes at Walmart, since the one by my house is not a superstore, I would say , if some people like Walmart cakes, then let them buy and enjoy it. Consumers are at different levels.
Some like the pricey ones, and some don't . I myself buy things from different stores. Sometimes I go to Neiman Marcus or Saks Fifth, and sometimes I go to Walmart.. Depends what I want. I love Walmart. They have everything under one roof, and to me that's convenience. I am not in the cake business, so as for myself, I don't feel any competition in the cake business. If we take pride in our work because we do it well, then more power to us. Just my thoughts.
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post #11 of 34
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Originally Posted by mmdd

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Originally Posted by mthiberge

Yeah, we have groceries in our, just no bakery...



Well, trust me, you're not missing much, lol!

mmdd,

I take offense to your ccomment about not missing much at the walmart bakeries. I am a cake decorator at walmart. Although we do have to mass produce cakes, I stand behind my work. If a person takes the time to order a cake, I give them the same time and love I would by them ordering a cake from my home. I understand that some of the posters here dont like the cake toppers that Walmart has to offer, but many people do. My niece being one of them. She saves all of the toppers from year to year for her child. I have been a decorator for 6 years, and I am proud to say that I decorate at walmart!!



So, do you eat the cake? LOL!

I wasn't saying anything about toppers or decorations, although I've seen many thrown together so fast they looked very messy. I live very close to 4 or 5 walmarts and I've been to them all. The farthest one away from me is an hour drive. I've walked down the bakery many times looking for a new idea. You can take offense if you want, but it wasn't meant that way. It's just my opinion and my experience.

I was surprised to learn that their are walmarts that have groceries, but no bakery.

Let's keep this nice, huh?
post #12 of 34
Not to stir the pot, but there are people who work at Wally world and do care for their customers and take pride in their work. I do not work there but used to long ago right out of high school. Most of the work I have seen in my neck of the woods is thrown together and look sad. At one time the case was full of cakes with color spray all over them until it became a grey/brown mess with plastic sunglasses shoved in. I was at another web site and a Walmart cake decorator raved at how it was great because you could hurry and decorate a cake on someone else's dime and it didn't really matter. After what I saw at our "super center" I wondered if that person works there!
post #13 of 34
Actually also...The Wal-Mart where I go to (super wal-mart) is quite price on their kids cakes...last year I bought 1/4 sheet cake with a plastic animal on it for around 26.00. Thats not real expensive but...more than what it used to be.
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post #14 of 34
That does seem a little pricey wgoat5, I worked in a commercial bakery at a grocery store (co-op, I don't think you have them in the states...like safeway though) and they charged 25.99$ for a "kit cake" So you got a 1/4 slab cake with a toy kit (cinderella or dora or thomas the train for example) and airbrushed. Plus our dollar is worth a little less than yours (around 86 cents). So seeing as Wal-mart is supposed to be cheaper, it sounds at least the same price or more... huuummmm strange...
post #15 of 34
I don't work for Wal-Mart, but for a grocery chain. Maybe I'm too sensitive, but I've kinda been offended, or maybe just had my feelings hurt over comments made about "grocery store" cakes. Even though our "buttercream" may come out of a tub, I still work hard to please my customers. I've also noticed after looking through their pictures that a few of the comments are made by people that would never be hired where I work. icon_rolleyes.gif
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