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Wal-mart is now making wedding cakes!

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What more do they want! I didnt ask the prices, probley $20.00 cause they have some factory ship them 200 frozen cakes at a time then use their tub of lard to frost and decorate them, has anyone else seen this?
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My sister had walmart do her wedding cake a year ago, it tasted horrible, but they actually did a good job on decorating and priced a little cheaper than I would have, 3 tiers, $120. Not all walmart decorators are created equal though! the girl doing cakes that day actually had talent!
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Our WalMart has always done wedding cakes. They put the tiers in the box and had you the supports! All of their display cakes are dusty and I don't think that they do any custom designs.
I am not competing against WalMart.
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post #4 of 122
They do make cakes with custom designs:
http://www.walmart.com/cp/Bakery/120764

Given that tiered cakes are labor intensive I wouldn't expect prices to be too much lower, and in many cases the Walmart cake will probably be "good enough" for people who don't care too much about the cake.

They don't list prices, but it's worthwhile checking your local Walmart to see what they do charge. If you are undercutting Walmart you are probably doing something wrong. icon_wink.gif
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My sister had a Walmart wedding cake years ago. The cake was 4" thick, no filling, and had push-in pillars. It fell partway through the reception, but it looked pretty until then.
post #6 of 122
Our Wal-mart and local grocery store have always done wedding cakes. I don't feel like they are direct competion to the wedding cakes our family does. We are compareable in price, but not in look and taste.
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.....did you not know that poor people get married too?
post #8 of 122
The three tiered Walmart wedding cake starts at $160 or so and then goes up from there. The extent of their customizing is based on selections from book....believe me they aren't offering fondant or gumpaste roses.

They're advantage is their price point which is just fine because not everyone can or wants to spend 3.00 and up per serving. Also, believe it or not, there are plenty of people who like the taste of a supermarket cake.

I don't consider Walmart to be my competitor ..in fact, no one is my competitor nor am I the competitor of anyone near me. Every baker develops their own style and you really end up competing with yourself to expand your skills. And if we're lucky, there will be people out there who prefer our cakes...at least sufficient to keep us baking.
No license or insurance. Put lead wires in cakes, never wash hands, cake boards are used cardboard. No contracts cause I can't read or write. No lawyer cause I'm judgment proof. I bake with old mix boxes found behind Walmart. Now about my question
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No license or insurance. Put lead wires in cakes, never wash hands, cake boards are used cardboard. No contracts cause I can't read or write. No lawyer cause I'm judgment proof. I bake with old mix boxes found behind Walmart. Now about my question
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post #9 of 122
Walmart did our 2 tier wedding cake 10 years ago. It tasted so so but the decorations were SOO not what I picked from the design booklet. It was a 8" tier and a 6" tier. Cost was about $150. *shudder*
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Originally Posted by southerncross



I don't consider Walmart to be my competitor ..in fact, no one is my competitor nor am I the competitor of anyone near me. Every baker develops their own style and you really end up competing with yourself to expand your skills. And if we're lucky, there will be people out there who prefer our cakes...at least sufficient to keep us baking.



Amen...well said!
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I went to the link and read their sizes. A full sheet cake serves 96? Several years ago before I started cakes, I purchased a full sheet cake and was told that it only served about 75. My cutting guide has 72. I wished that it listed dimensions. I think I lost a few servings somewhere......LOL. Actually I did see a 3 tier stacked cake at one recently for 138.00. It didn't list the sizes or servings though.
post #12 of 122
IF all I could afford was a walmart cake, I would bake a 3 tier cake at home, do a fluffy frosting (wavy like and add a few gumpaste flowers and that's that, but some people don't care about taste, and yes some people like supermarket cake taste. I actually was given a piece of supermarket cake recently that was actually good, but my Mom forgot to ask her host where it was bought, certainly would do in a pinch.
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I have never gone to Walmart to get a cake but in a pinch i guess i would. But i must say what Brevity said was so rude. Because some people chose walmart over a expensive bakery does not make them poor. Some people would rather take the extra money and go on a honeymoon, or maybe they are saving for a house. RUDE RUDE RUDE shame on you!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by inspiredbymom

I went to the link and read their sizes. A full sheet cake serves 96? Several years ago before I started cakes, I purchased a full sheet cake and was told that it only served about 75. My cutting guide has 72. I wished that it listed dimensions. I think I lost a few servings somewhere......LOL. Actually I did see a 3 tier stacked cake at one recently for 138.00. It didn't list the sizes or servings though.



Full sheet cakes are 16"x24", or 384 square inches. 384 square inches/96 servings = 4 sq in per serving, or a 2"x2" piece.
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I don't consider Walmart to be my competitor ..in fact, no one is my competitor nor am I the competitor of anyone near me. Every baker develops their own style and you really end up competing with yourself to expand your skills. And if we're lucky, there will be people out there who prefer our cakes...at least sufficient to keep us baking.[/quote]






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Stressed is desserts spelled backwards... What better desserts is there than a piece of cake
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I have a rock n roll angel watching over me... I'll never forget you and you will always be missed.. R.I.P sweet Stephen



Stressed is desserts spelled backwards... What better desserts is there than a piece of cake
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