(Closed) Wal-mart Wedding Cakes????

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 17
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I looked into this too.

The walmart near me had pictures of actual wedding cakes they’ve done and they look JUST like the cakes in the catalog. I think you should research your local Walmart specifically. Talk to the bakers there and ask if they have pictures. I’m sure there is some variance from store to store.

A three tier cake is under 140$ Serves 134 people. Can’t beat that with a stick.

Also taste their cupcakes, the wedding cakes are exactly the same (unless you get fruit filling). The ones I tasted were great!

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Villa Celeste

i went to a wedding where the cake was from Wal*Mart. The bride (a long time family friend) got completely drunk and was mortified upon telling me. However, I actually quite liked it. I’m not huge on cake but if you see one you like, why not? I think in terms of budget, it should go towards more important things. 

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If we werent having our cupcakes/cake made by one of my friends I would have gotten it at our grocery store. 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

My sister had hers done at Walmart and it looked awesome and was quite yummy.  They can customize it just like a regular bakery can, but will save you tonsss of money.

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@ryansrl:  I totally was going to go that route, they had some gorgeous work, my good friend had a walmart cake and it was amazing. I would have, but Future Mother-In-Law knew someone at a local cake bakery and they gave a good discount 🙂

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@ryansrl:  Don’t do it.  Don’t buy things at wal mart, except maybe batteries and coca cola.  If you want to keep costs down, try doing cupcakes, or having a family member bake the cake, or have a family member bake cupcakes!  Have wedding pie… there are lots of low cost options that don’t result in you having a wal mart cake that your guests must, politely, fight into their stomachs, against the organ’s will.

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m a baker, and yes, I am bias, but when I see the price of milk, eggs and butter going up and up, I gotta wonder….what are they making thier cakes with that makes them so inexpensive?

 

Sorry, I am all for scratch baking, anything that comes in a mass produced “add water” box creeps me out.

 

And to those who are wondering why a cake costs so much; its because its NOT just flour and sugar! Its alot of time, effort and work. But you get what you pay for.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

I actually thought about going this route as well. I even went to walmart to price their wedding cakes. A three-tier cake I think is like $125 or $135. They look nice in the pictures but the “dummy” wedding cake didn’t look so hot. And I know its just their model but it made me second guess it. I think I will go with a local bakery for a small two-tier cake (enough to feed 75 people) and then get 75 cupcakes from Walmart. Can’t really go wrong with basic cupcakes.

Post # 27
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@ryansrl:  well good thing I just so happened to see this then. I had a walmart wedding cake, and it was wonderful. I hated the idea of spending so much for a cake too, and tbh I don’t like cake, so I wasn’t even about to spend a fortune on one.

DH loves cake though, but he couldn’t have cared any less where it came from. Anyways, that cake was delicious, and like I said I don’t even like cake!

Ours was a little different though. We bought two top tiers seperately and put a topper on each one, like one small cake with the groom’s topper and one with the bride’s. Then we had the other larger bottom tiers seperate for consumption, but it was still a wedding cake. 

It was decorated veey simply with our colors and initials. Nobody had a clue it was from walmart either. I mean, for a lot of people the cake is very important, and that’s fine, but for me it just wasn’t, and I was plenty satisfied with what I ended up with. 

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

@ryansrl:  We did and it was FABULOUS. Everyone loved it. It was SOOO good and sooo moist. By The Way… this was $130

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

it will be simple and it will be cheap, but in my opinion grocery store cake is not edible

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@ryansrl:  I say do it. Don’t have super high expectations and no matter what you will be happy right?

CAKE is CAKE, it’s there for a single purpose – to eat.

While I agree that birthday cakes and wedding cakes are “slightly different”. It’s still friggin cake with some icing on it. And Wal-mart cake is DELICIOUS.

Save the money. As long as you aren’t a super picky bride you would probably be happy with any sort of cake. I’m sure your guests will enjoy eating it and won’t have to know where it came from.

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