Post # 1
Hey bees! Did anyone order their cake from Wal-mart? I don’t want to spen too much on the cake, even though my parents are paying for it. Someone suggested Wal-Mart and the price for a 3 tier cake was cheap compared to the other bakeries I went to. I don’t want anything flashy, just a simple and elegant cake. What was your experience? Pics will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!
Post # 3
@ryansrl: If it can save you money, why not. Cake is cake. I wouldn’t want to waste budget on it either. I have had cake from Walmart before, but we are eloping so that wouldn’t work for us. Otherwise, we would too! It tasted and looked fine.
Post # 4
@ryansrl: I’m ALL about not spending most of our tiny budget on cake…and since one of my side jobs is baking, I’ll be making it myself 🙂 A couple of years ago, I got cupcakes from wal-mart for a friends baby shower and they were just fine 🙂
Post # 5
@badabing88: I would love to make my own cupcakes. I don’t think they would survive the flight though, lol. With just the two of us, it would be ridiculous to have a cake. Even at a local wedding though, I can’t contemplate spending hundreds (or…thousands?) of dollars on a cake. It’s flour and icing and is going to be either eaten or thrown out. So not worth it.
Post # 6
I would try to find someone local that makes cakes on the side as a hobby or starting profession (with some experience). I had a friend get one through them and it was a nightmare. something you would see on cake disasters. she cried all day about it lol . Cupcakes would probably be fine, but i def would not get a cake from there.
Post # 7
I’d get it anywhere but a supermarket/retailer chain. Find a local bake shop that can make you one.
Post # 8
I think it’s fine. I’ve never seen their wedding cakes, but I’ve had a few of my daughters b-day cakes done there. They turned out great. I even had people comment about how yummy they were. No one but you is going to know it came from Wal-Mart. I say, go ahead.
That said, you may have to have you or someone else do the transport. If that is going to be a problem, I would think twice.
Post # 10
@angelalsmith3: Birthday cakes and wedding cakes are two entirely different things.
@ryansrl: I would advise against going to a chain retailer as they likely won’t give the care and attention to the detail that a private baker would offer. The cake might taste good but the overall look might be lacking.
Depending on your budget I’m sure you can find a baker that would be able to meet your price point. Considering you are thinking of going to Walmart I’m guessing you aren’t looking for an over the top elaborate sugar worked cake, making budget concerns a bit easier to manage.
Post # 11
@Treejewel19: You’re right. B-day cakes and wedding cakes ARE two entirely different things. Thanks for clearing that up!
Post # 12
I second the fact that nobody will know it came from a supermarket unless you tell them.
We aren’t getting a wedding cake per say, but we are getting all of our cakes from walmart [we’re having an 8 separated tier cake instead of 1 big wedding cake – in many differant flavors].
When I was flipping through there books looking for inspriation, they have some super cute ones, including the pintuck ones which is what we’re getting!
Post # 13
I say DO IT ! Liek the PPs said no one wil even notice. Google “Walmart wedding cakes” they have some really nice ones!
Post # 14
I’d do it- why not if it’s inexpensive?!! The only thing I would worry about is ingredients- do they save on cost by using high fructose corn syrup etc., but you can always inquire about ingredient list then make your decision!
Post # 15
As long as you keep the design super simple, it shouldn’t be an issue. If you want a lot of intricate designs, etc, go elsewhere. I think you’ll be fine if you stay simple!
Post # 16
I’d say go for it! Other cheap alternatives – any other cjain stores such as a local Aldis or Wawas or Whole Foods,etc.? Often they will have cake decorators but be a bit more selective in their hiring process. I am actually using one of their cake decorators (local supermarket) but hiring her directly, not through the store.