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post #106 of 122
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The only time Ive ever heard how long a Wal-Mart cake stays sitting in the freezer was here. I kind of always assumed the person who first said it probably didnt know that for a fact but the 6 month things has stuck and has been repeated forever since Ive been here.

Two of my BILs work for two different food distribution companies here in my state. I get all kinds of fun stuff from them anytime some guy drops a pallet and the boxes are damaged. Ill gladly take a billion pounds of butter just because the top of the box has a dent in it icon_smile.gif One time one of them offered me a bunch of chocolate sheet cakes that were supposed to go to one of the grocery stores around here but the box they were in got smashed up so they were giving them away to the guys as the warehouse. None of them knew what to do with them since they werent iced. I didnt want them either and from what I heard they threw them out. But they did sit in the warehouse for a long time while the guys up top tried to get someone to get rid of them.

From what Ive heard from my BILs sometimes the food will sit around in their warehouses for a while. I dont know exactly how long though. I can't imagine something sitting around in a freezer for 6 months before getting shipped out though.



I have never worked for Walmart, but I have worked for Meijer and Biggs, doing cakes. When I needed cake, I would don my winter coat and grab a huge cart, and head back to the freezer. At Meijer the freezer was kept fairly organized, but we would scare up 3 cases of heart shaped cakes left over from Valentines Day and turn them into Santas at Christmas.

At Biggs, I had to climb up the side of boxes stacked 20 feet high, crawl across the tops of them to the back of the freezer and dig through flattened, damaged boxes to get cakes that would literally crumble from freezer burn, even when frozen. Sometimes I dug boxes out that were 2 years expired, and the other decorator, who came from Walmart, had no problem using them. I refused. I got fired after they listened to me complain about quality and safety standards for 4 months. I thought they'd find my frozen dead body in that freezer one day.



That is disgusting. And I stand corrected.
post #107 of 122
Oh my... How about you go do your grocery shopping, and dont buy the cake, i have never bought a cake at walmart.. I get my cakes from Publix Bakery in FL, awesome b.cream(they make it at the shop, not from a bucket like Walmarts) and the cakes are great quality... Stop complaining guys dont waste your precious time, there are few good family owned bakeries out there we just have to find and support themicon_smile.gif
post #108 of 122
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Originally Posted by QTCakes1

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I typically bake Wednesday, fill Thursday, decorate Friday, and deliver Saturday.



My scratch cake is baked fresh. Just because it's in a freezer overnight as opposed to drying out on a counter top does not mean it's not fresh. It just means it's easier to tort, handle, fill, and settle because I used science to make sure it is. thumbs_up.gif

Which is totally different then the Wal Mart super factory making crappy cake by the thousands to be shipped to stores frozen for 6 months or more. I guess what I'm trying to say is there is a difference between freezing a cake and frozen cake.



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Don't take offense. I am not saying leaving a cake on your counter is bad. Take it at face value icon_wink.gif
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post #109 of 122

please!!! If you dont want to ruin that special occasion, DO NOT BUY A WEDDING CAKE FROM WALMART!!!!!!!!They say customer satisfaction hahaha more like let me take your money and kick you out the door!!!!!!

post #110 of 122

to late for me sorry to say, but at least ill make sure none of my friends and family buy cakes from Wal-mart ever again

post #111 of 122

I agree with you to late for me now, cant believe didnt see all these reviews before our party

post #112 of 122

Hi ,I am looking for a good bakery in south Carolina. That does not charge a arm and a leg if you know someone please let me know

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Hi ,I am looking for a good bakery in south Carolina. That does not charge a arm and a leg if you know someone please let me know

Have you tried Wal-mart?
post #114 of 122
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I'm gonna respectfully disagree. I bake scratch with top shelf ingredients - and I freeze, as every other large wedding cake maker does. If they tell you they don't, I think they are lying. "Baked fresh daily" is different then "I bake your cake the same day". You cannot tort, fill, buttercream, fondant cover and decorate a cake that was baked the same day. It is impossible. It's not a lack of staff issue, it's a science issue and a time/space impossibility. If you don't allow the gluten to develop your cake will crumble and fall apart if you try and handle it too soon. The fastest way to do this without your cake drying out is to put it in the freezer.


I just had a consultation tell me that another baker they met said they'll make the whole cake the day of the wedding. I flat called that baker a liar. First you have to bake. Then you have to let the gluten set up. Then you have to tort and fill. Then you have to let your layers settle. Then you have to ice and let your buttercream crust and chill through. Then you have to fondant cover and then let your fondant dry. Then you have to stack. Then you have to decorate. And deliver by 2pm?


No way does that ever happen in one day. No way. On average, it's a 3 day process.


Now, I don't freeze for longer then a day or two, which is a major difference between me and Wal Mart, but believe me, freezing improves your product. The notion that it's "bad" or that "high-end bakeries don't do that" is just flat wrong.


But on an LOL note, did ya'all see this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Yx2DMskDe4


Jen

This and I will be honest and say, I think cake tastes better once it's been frozen and allowed to come back to room temp, I also like the texture better.

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post #115 of 122
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This and I will be honest and say, I think cake tastes better once it's been frozen and allowed to come back to room temp, I also like the texture better.


that link didn't work for me...anyone else with the same problem?
post #116 of 122

AMEN! Sorry fancy bakers, but I really don't care about serving my guests amazing cake, since I've noticed most people at weddings only take a cursory bite or two. If it's pretty - bam! (Cake is my favorite food by the way, and I am definitely willing to support my fave indie bakery, Vegan Treats out of PA, at the restaurants they sell to in NYC.)

 

I care more about an awesome venue, a good meal, and plenty of alcohol!

 

You're right, WalMart ISN'T your competitor, since people like me aren't at all cooking at custom cakes and boutique bakeries. Either I will make it myself, or I'll go big box.

post #117 of 122
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AMEN! Sorry fancy bakers, but I really don't care about serving my guests amazing cake, since I've noticed most people at weddings only take a cursory bite or two. If it's pretty - bam! (Cake is my favorite food by the way, and I am definitely willing to support my fave indie bakery, Vegan Treats out of PA, at the restaurants they sell to in NYC.)

 

They are probably only taking a bite or two because it doesn't taste amazing.   And some people are just superficial and rate style higher than substance.  It is OK, the world is big enough for everyone.

 

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post #118 of 122
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AMEN! Sorry fancy bakers, but I really don't care about serving my guests amazing cake, since I've noticed most people at weddings only take a cursory bite or two. If it's pretty - bam! (Cake is my favorite food by the way, and I am definitely willing to support my fave indie bakery, Vegan Treats out of PA, at the restaurants they sell to in NYC.)

 

I care more about an awesome venue, a good meal, and plenty of alcohol!

 

You're right, WalMart ISN'T your competitor, since people like me aren't at all cooking at custom cakes and boutique bakeries. Either I will make it myself, or I'll go big box.

They take a bite or two because it sucks. Duh. People eat the entire piece of my cakes. If you would rather buy a cake people aren't going to eat, and aren't worried about serving your guests(who most likely brought you a gift)  why don't you just put a framed picture of a cake on the table, and a little sign that says "Thanks for your time and energy, SUCKERS!!"

 

Why not just go to the JP, and not have to worry about making your guests happy at all? I mean, it is better to start a marriage out with honesty, rather than suckering your friends and family into coming to your wedding with a gift , all dressed up, taking away from their time they could be doing something FUN, and WORTHWHILE?

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post #119 of 122

there wasn't one piece of my wedding cake left over, and due to inclement weather, we had several no-shows.

 

Everyone chooses to spend their money differently, but don't come and bash sincere crafts people because you don't appreciate our work. 

post #120 of 122

you feel threatened by her comment on her wedding? i don't see her post as bashing at all--it's her wedding--she loves cake--it's just not important for her big day--she's within her rights to not want an expensive cake--i think she means she wants a pretty cake--right?

 

she says she doesn't want to serve amazing cake--that's a nod that cakes here are amazing--did you guys read her post? she calls peeps here 'fancy bakers'--isn't that complimentary?

 

would you rather she set up appointments for tastings far and wide then never order?

 

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