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Originally Posted by LNW

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.
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post #92 of 122
Who cares? Let wal-mart deal with all of the bitchy cheap customers.
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post #93 of 122
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Originally Posted by mskavon

what does walmart making cakes have to do with poor people getting married?? how offensive!

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Originally Posted by CakinKimi

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.....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.




Glad someone agrees with me, I have found this to be one of the most offensive threads I have ever read, not only on CC, but on any website! I think this thread has gotten way out of control. Being fairly new to this site myself, I'd hate for someone to join the site and this be the first thread they read, it would probably run them off for good icon_sad.gif
post #94 of 122
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Glad someone agrees with me, I have found this to be one of the most offensive threads I have ever read, not only on CC, but on any website! I think this thread has gotten way out of control.



Oh boy, I have seen SO much worse than this on this site. SO MUCH WORSE. Not trying to be snarky or mean, I promise, just saying this is extremely tame compared to a lot of threads on here.
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post #95 of 122
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Originally Posted by LoveMeSomeCake615

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Originally Posted by CakinKimi


Glad someone agrees with me, I have found this to be one of the most offensive threads I have ever read, not only on CC, but on any website! I think this thread has gotten way out of control.



Oh boy, I have seen SO much worse than this on this site. SO MUCH WORSE. Not trying to be snarky or mean, I promise, just saying this is extremely tame compared to a lot of threads on here.



Are you referring to threads that get heated because of home bakers/legalities/etc? If so, personally, although yes, they can get heated and all that, I have found this thread almost degrading in the way some people (not all) have talked about people who get their wedding cakes (or other cakes) or even buy anything from walmart.
post #96 of 122
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Originally Posted by LoveMeSomeCake615

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Originally Posted by CakinKimi


Glad someone agrees with me, I have found this to be one of the most offensive threads I have ever read, not only on CC, but on any website! I think this thread has gotten way out of control.



Oh boy, I have seen SO much worse than this on this site. SO MUCH WORSE. Not trying to be snarky or mean, I promise, just saying this is extremely tame compared to a lot of threads on here.



Are you referring to threads that get heated because of home bakers/legalities/etc? If so, personally, although yes, they can get heated and all that, I have found this thread almost degrading in the way some people (not all) have talked about people who get their wedding cakes (or other cakes) or even buy anything from walmart.



The only think I have read that people said about those getting cake at Walmart, is that they are either cheap, poor, or don't know their are other options out there.

If they are cheap, they know it! They may chose to say thrifty or smart or whatever, but the simple fact is, they don't want to spend money more. That is not degrading!

If you are poor, you are poor! You can change that, this is America, land of opportunity! And if you don't think so, PM me and ask me my story. I have clawed my way to where I am after living in the ghetto and in Children's Homes and foster care nearly my whole life. And I wouldn't buy a cake at walmart to save my life.

AND FYI, poor people know they are poor. It is not degrading to say so, if they are degraded by it, they need to improve themselves. LIKE I DID!!!

And as far as not knowing there are options out there, that is not our fault they are living in a tv less, internet less vacuum. icon_rolleyes.gif Not degrading at all.
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post #97 of 122
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes

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Originally Posted by CakinKimi

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Originally Posted by LoveMeSomeCake615

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Originally Posted by CakinKimi


Glad someone agrees with me, I have found this to be one of the most offensive threads I have ever read, not only on CC, but on any website! I think this thread has gotten way out of control.



Oh boy, I have seen SO much worse than this on this site. SO MUCH WORSE. Not trying to be snarky or mean, I promise, just saying this is extremely tame compared to a lot of threads on here.



Are you referring to threads that get heated because of home bakers/legalities/etc? If so, personally, although yes, they can get heated and all that, I have found this thread almost degrading in the way some people (not all) have talked about people who get their wedding cakes (or other cakes) or even buy anything from walmart.



The only think I have read that people said about those getting cake at Walmart, is that they are either cheap, poor, or don't know their are other options out there.

If they are cheap, they know it! They may chose to say thrifty or smart or whatever, but the simple fact is, they don't want to spend money more. That is not degrading!

If you are poor, you are poor! You can change that, this is America, land of opportunity! And if you don't think so, PM me and ask me my story. I have clawed my way to where I am after living in the ghetto and in Children's Homes and foster care nearly my whole life. And I wouldn't buy a cake at walmart to save my life.

AND FYI, poor people know they are poor. It is not degrading to say so, if they are degraded by it, they need to improve themselves. LIKE I DID!!!

And as far as not knowing there are options out there, that is not our fault they are living in a tv less, internet less vacuum. icon_rolleyes.gif Not degrading at all.



Your opinion, I'm not going to argue, I just found a lot of these comments very degrading and rude, considering I bought my wedding cake at wal-mart last year. I am not cheap (at least not when it came to my wedding), I am not poor, and I do know there are other options out there in general, but I live in a small town and the ONLY place to get a cake other than walmart or other grocery stores is my mom's friend's aunt, and I don't like her cakes. I have tasted her cakes numerous times and they are always dry and tasteless. Am I living in a tv less, internet less vacuum simply because I chose walmart for my cake over a dry and tasteless one because I did not have time on my wedding day to drive 2-3 hours to pick up a cake and hope it made it through the trip back to town as well as everything else I had to do that day?
post #98 of 122
@CK: The original offending post implied that poor people tend to buy wedding cakes at Walmart, not that everyone who buys a wedding cake at Walmart is poor. Interpreting that post as an insult to all Walmart wedding cake customers is bizarre to say the least, and to take it as a degrading personal attack is even more strange, especially when you know that price did not factor into your decision to buy the cake at Walmart in the first place.
post #99 of 122
I'm poor and I shop at Wal-Mart. I'm not offended, BUT if I had big dough, NO WAY IN HECK, would I get my wedding cake there...which I didn't. I paid the dollars for it. And if had big dough to not have to get a Wal-Mart cake, I sure would be driving 3 hours away to get it, but that's just me. As it stands, I'm still poor...though my cakes are quite pricey. icon_wink.gif
post #100 of 122
socks, milk, motor oil, school uniform, bicycle tire, wedding cake.... what thats not your normal shopping list?
post #101 of 122
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Originally Posted by mplaidgirl2

socks, milk, motor oil, school uniform, bicycle tire, wedding cake.... what thats not your normal shopping list?


Don't forget the casket.
post #102 of 122
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft

@CK: The original offending post implied that poor people tend to buy wedding cakes at Walmart, not that everyone who buys a wedding cake at Walmart is poor. Interpreting that post as an insult to all Walmart wedding cake customers is bizarre to say the least, and to take it as a degrading personal attack is even more strange, especially when you know that price did not factor into your decision to buy the cake at Walmart in the first place.



Thank you Jason! Very astute! EXACTLY! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
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post #103 of 122
And to put it in the kindest way possible, styrofoam cake stands and cakes with day-glow blue shell borders piped all over them every which way from Sunday and flat Wilton roses that don't know when to quit, on them aren't my taste. If it is yours, I'm happy for you.

I am poor, and I did my own freaking cake. It is the incredibly elegant (in my not so humble opinion) ivory with the pale pink roses that are in no way flat. It served at least 150 and and cost me less than $70, including the plateau (50% off @Hobby Lobby) because I shopped at Walmart to get the supplies.

I also did my own center pieces ( 18 $1 vases from WALMART with 12 dozen roses bought at Walmart.) and my dress was a vintage hand-me-down prom dress from the 50's. I made my daughters dress and got both the fabric and the pattern from Walmart. And the most expensive thing was renting tuxes for my boys. I had no attendants and neither did my husband. It was a family affair. lol

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.101281873216966.2909.100000054600337&l=80a0506e88&type=1

Edited to add, the photos were taken by a friend with my digital camera, and the cake is straight, the pics are crooked. lol
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post #104 of 122
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft

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Originally Posted by mplaidgirl2

socks, milk, motor oil, school uniform, bicycle tire, wedding cake.... what thats not your normal shopping list?


Don't forget the casket.



They have everything for the start to finish of your life... literally.
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post #105 of 122
There's nothing inherently wrong with a retailer providing many different categories of products -- the core competency for a retailer is in procuring, transporting, displaying, and selling products as efficiently as possible, without regard for the type of product. WM is the best in the world in doing that.

The issue with WM is the massive leverage they have over suppliers, especially when they are the only game in town. I don't think it was necessarily WM's intention to drive other retailers out of business, but when consumers value lower prices over local products and service that's the inevitable outcome.

Here are two very interesting (and very different) looks at dealing with WM from the supplier's point of view.

http://www.fastcompany.com/node/47593/print
http://www.fastcompany.com/node/54763/print
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