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post #31 of 122
I certainly don't look down on anyone buying a cake at walmart....the thing that bugs me about businesses like walmart is how they want it all....they put business after business out of business like stationary, card stores, meat markets, clothing, groceries, bakeries, gas stati0ns, tire garages, .......well you get the idea...........I mean they put everyone out of business....no more mom and pop stores or stations....just food for thought
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post #32 of 122
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Originally Posted by gidgetdoescakes

I certainly don't look down on anyone buying a cake at walmart....the thing that bugs me about businesses like walmart is how they want it all....they put business after business out of business like stationary, casrd stores, meat markets, clothing, groceries, bakeries, gas stati0ns, tire garages, .......well you get the idea...........I mean they put everyone out of business....no more mom and pop stores or stations....just food for thought




SO agree!
post #33 of 122
I agree too, gidgetdoescakes, these days there is like a supermarket mentality, a lot of people don't realise or forget that when you pay less it doesn't mean you're always getting the same quality. And just to add onto my previous post, I don't think its just that people are too tight to buy a custom cake, I think its more that a) a lot of people don't know the difference between a proper cake and a wal mart cake, or they might like the taste of the wal mart one because its what they've always had. And b) to some people 'the cake' at any event might be everything, and well worth $500, but to others its probably not a big thing, just a requirement.
post #34 of 122
Yes thats true.....we are all cake snobs in here hahaha.....someone asked me why I was making my own birthday cake, and I said because I make it best lol
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post #35 of 122
I'll be honest: my niece asked me to make 200+ cupcakes for her wedding. I offered to pay for materials. By the time I buy everything (supplies, especially packaging), I will be spending way over $150. I am half tempted to offer to buy her a WalMart cake instead just to save myself the headache.
post #36 of 122
Its not even about being a cake snob. I would run to walmart for a co-workers b-day cake if I had to
(Why would i living in NYC with a million bakeries.... but anyway...)

I would never go there for a wedding cake. Not for taste. I love super sweet or homemade...
Thats not what bothers me... have you seen the designs? I'm a young girl. Not a 60 year old getting married. Those step cakes were out ages ago. And the cakes in there books aren't much better.
post #37 of 122
Ick. You mean dog poop and fly puke, they have traces of poo or rotten flesh on their feet, and when they land on something they puke stomach acid onto it so they can suck it back up with the broken down bit of food in... just to put you all off your cake....
post #38 of 122
@ gidget I don't think she meant to insult 60 year olds. I do find that my older brides go for older style designs, probably because that's classic and what cake is "supposed" to be for them because those were the designs that were "in" when they were young. I do have some 20something brides order "fountain and stairs" (or whatever) cakes too - but far fewer.
post #39 of 122
I noticed a wedding cake display at my local Walmart.

I used to eat Walmart and other grocery store cake all the time; never really had a custom cake that I can really think of (mainly as I never knew the difference). I've only been to one wedding since really getting into the cake stuff.

Anyway, while it might not be everyone's first option, I think it's good to have another option.

With weddings, some want top-notch everything, some want lowest budget possible, or some have certain priorities. Growing up, I always saw that limos were a given in every wedding; after moving, the two weddings I had gone to, no limos.

I still have the mindset that a limo seems the tradition (just from where I grew up), but I know that if I get married, a limo is not on my priority list. I'd rather put that money into something else that is more important to me. And some people might feel that way about cake; Cake might not be on their priority list, so finding a cheaper priced cake might be ideal for them (taste aside).

Some people might not understand the difference in taste or quality of Walmart cake vs custom, but some people might not care as long as there is cake.

I personally won't buy a (wedding) cake there - If I'm going to have cake, I'm going to make my own or get something custom as I appreciate these things more now that I've gotten into this, but if I get married, I'd probably ask my coworker to do it as she's really good, and I know I'd be able to get a nice cake for a good price.

Anyway, just a thought. A Walmart (wedding) cake isn't for everyone, but it's just another option.
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post #40 of 122
How interesting is that! icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif

"Hmm", Tiptop57 says with a bit of sarcasm, "Perhaps they could do flowers also since they sell fresh a ones. Perhaps wedding dresses and tux's too because they have clothing! Oh forgot about the wedding rings.........would they have a professional wedding planner onsite - perhaps they can show the bride how to do lovely little center pieces as they have a craft department......."

I do not shop at my Walmart - I really hate finding a parking spot, I hate walking from one end of the football field for aspirin to the other end for doggie food. And you can't just run in and run out again! Finally, nobody seems to smile.

Then there is this website: http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/
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post #41 of 122
GIdgetdoescakes: I agree with you on a lot of stuff girl, Walmart is not the store or the company people think it is. I have had friends and family who have worked for them and I have a friend who told me how they do it to put the mom and pop shops out of business. Now, me myself, I can't afford to boy cott walmart because I don't like the way they do business, but I do not like most bakery cakes anyway and walmart is not the only one in that catagory if you know what I mean.

I have a circle of girlfriends who I get together with 2 x's a month and the first time is to celebrate any birthdays in that month(if any) and I always make the birthday cakes. They have a choice of colors and what kind of cake unless I know that won't work, but so far that has not been the case. They love being my guinea pigs( I am a good cook and do a fair job of decorating, but, what I mean by being my guinea pigs is that I choose the design according to what I know about them and the situation and what I am wanting to try. So I get to try out my new techniques on them. The other girls pitch in and buy the birthday girl's meal and I provide the cake. When it came time for my birthday, I told them that I did not want to sound like a snob, but if they really wanted to know what I wanted was to make my own ecake because it would be what I wanted, I had never had the opportunity to make my own cake since being into decorating cakes. So I said I will make my own cake, and everyone can come to our house for a picnic. We weill do outdoor games and invite the guy to be a part of it. We all had a blast. I did a cake very similiar to one I saw on here. I t turned out really cute. I also used a recipe that I found on cake central. It was good!! They love that they get a special cake for them and that it is decorated and is better than the sore ones and I love making my friends happy. It also gives me reg. practice.
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post #42 of 122
when I did the above message it did not have that many typos in there. I don't know what happened, but I got a message after I sent it that said it didn't go. So somehow the typos happened in that other mess. So please over look the typos. Thank you.
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post #43 of 122
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Originally Posted by cupncake1

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



I'm with ya Sista. That's peeves me too. But Wal-mart is not just for the poor, but the cheap as well. Soem people just don't care about the cake.
post #44 of 122
Maybe I'm the only one that thinks cake is just cake. I haven't tasted one yet I didn't like no matter where it comes from. ;^) I'm definetely not a cake snob. The reality is, some couples just cannot afford a custom cake, that's all. One of my goals as a cake hobbyist is to become good enough to gift each an every one of my nieces and nephews (all 23 of them!) with a beautiful wedding cake. It will take a huge burden off of their wedding budget and hopefully add to their beautiful day.
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post #45 of 122
Although I don't sell my cakes as yet (still getting legal), I know that when I DO this will be my biggest bugbear- we have several supermarkets in my area, including ASDA (UK, owned by Walmart) where you can get cheap cakes.

I just know that time after time I'm going to get "HOW MUCH???? I can get it for a quarter of that price at Asda!!". Which is fair enough, but when you then explain WHY yours is so much cheaper, I guarantee at least 50% of the people i speak to will still go for the cheaper cake, just because they're cheap- not because they genuinely can't afford what I'll be offering, or because they really do prefer the supermarket cake.
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