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post #16 of 122
Lol, I find it amusing they do cakes at all. The most our Walmarts around here have in them is a McDonalds..
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post #17 of 122
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Originally Posted by Brevity

.....did you not know that poor people get married too?



I actually find this very rude. Just last year I got my wedding cake from Wal-Mart for about $200 or so (I don't remember the exact price). I was on a budget and that is part of the reason I went to Wal-Mart, but also because the only real bakery around here is a friend's aunt, who's cakes are worse than Wal-Mart and not worth the money she charges. Our wedding cake actually tasted very good (I thought), but my Husband complained he thought it was too sweet.

Also, I personally think that they decorated it very well.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.421326648475.197698.774868475

^^Is a link to my wedding album on FB, there are a couple pics of the cake in there if anyone would like to see.
post #18 of 122
I think Brevity's intent (based on my interpretation of the post) was to say that Wal*mart provides a decent wedding cake option to people who might not otherwise be able to afford them, not that everyone who buys a Wal*mart cake is poor.
post #19 of 122
Thank you! I'm sorry I'm blatant, but really I did just mean that it takes all sorts. Not everyone can afford the high end custom shop - quite a few cannot!
post #20 of 122
I always feel left out of these discussions about WalMart cakes (and their taste, value, appearance, etc.) because I've never lived near a WM with a bakery, or the groceries section for that matter. icon_biggrin.gif Well, maybe not...

But to each their own - for those people who have always gotten their cakes from WM because they like them or can't afford custom cakes I think it is nice to have the option to get a wedding cake too.
post #21 of 122
All our Wal-Marts have always done wedding cakes as far as I know. When I got married back in 2003 they were my only option besides doing it myself. I hate Wal-Mart cake so I did it myself. The cake was great and I was proud I did it myself.

However I recently had to buy some cupcakes from Dillons for my MILs impromptu birthday party. They were DELICIOUS. I mean, scrape the sides of the plastic container for crumbs delicious. The cake was so freakin moist and the icing was amazing. I hate bettercream, its all fluffy and weird but this was a whipped icing but it tasted like homemade whipped cream. Our Dillons has a Chinese restaurant in the back that serves some of the best Springfield, Missouri style cashew chicken so whenever I pick that up for dinner I always make a stop by their bakery and pick up some cuppies too.

There was a thread on here some time ago about Costco cakes and how awesome they were. We dont have a Costco around here (Im not ever sure what it is actually) so I cant comment on that but it does seem some grocery store bakeries are offering more then just frozen slabs of tasteless crap iced in bucket-o-lard with a bunch of plastic doohickeys thrown on top.
post #22 of 122
I dont know if in England the supermarket cakes are the same, although the Asda supermarkets are owned by wal mart so there could be something. I always find them really dry and quite tasteless. I get a lot of compliments on my cakes because the people I make them for are just used to supermarket cakes so to them that's not a bad cake, that's just how cake tastes lol. We're all just a bunch of cake snobs! Its only the sponge cakes I don't like. I think fruit or carrot cakes are quite nice from the shops!
post #23 of 122
The walmart cakes look like what was cool and 'in' in.... 1980!
post #24 of 122
Haha, I love how, on that link Jason posted, they instruct you to go buy some silk flowers in their crafts department to stick on your cake! icon_smile.gif Can they not do that themselves??
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post #25 of 122
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Yeah call me a cake snob cause I dont like the taste of supermarket cakes either, I say this not because I think people who cant afford better buy from them- but people who are too tight to buy quality and will compare the two without ever having tasted a REAL custom cake and dont understand how much work goes into one, I just hate when people waste my time asking for a specific design and then ask why Wal-mart is so much cheaper, anyway it was to offend no one, I guess It just irratates me because I know a few people who will spend $300.00 at a restaurant once or twice a week and turn their nose up at spending a little over $100.00 on a nice custom cake thats for a special occasion
post #26 of 122
Had a patient tell me one time I refuse to buy my eyeglasses where I buy toilet paper...I feel the same way about a wedding cake!
post #27 of 122
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Originally Posted by decoratingfool

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!!!!!!

I just believe we do not have to be so rude,seriously,what brevity wrote do not warrant a"shame on you"pls lets use some caution.
post #28 of 122
ok, the other day I was in walmart....they had a case there with a variety of baked goods....I went over and told the girl behind the bakery case that the case was full of flies............she proptly went over opened the case, shooed out the flies and closed the case...............yum
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post #29 of 122
I worked at a Wal-Mart bakery for a year in 07'. They had wedding cakes then. Feel bad for people that look down on others for not buying a custom cake at a bakery. To each their own.
post #30 of 122
I think back to my wedding 23 years ago. My husband and I were 22 years old, just starting out in life and we were both working two jobs to save for a wedding we were paying for ourselves because our parents were unable to help. Walmart would have been a great option for us as there was no way we could have been able to afford $500.00 + for a cake. Luckily a friend of the family gifted us with a gorgeous cake.

Custom cakes are great but seriously, many young couples struggling on their own are not going to be able to afford one. There's nothing wrong with having other options available like WalMart.
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