Post # 1
I don’t know who else to go for information so I hope some bees have used Walmart for cake and can answer these questions. I am thinking of ordering a three tier cake from there and hoping to do different flavored batter and fillings for each tier.
- Does Walmart let you do different flavors/fillings for each tier?
- Do they offer any sort of cake stands you can rent?
- What flavors/fillings did you like the most?
- Overall, how was the look of your cake?
Our venue offers us a free cake through a highly rated bakery in our area but when I went to do the tastings (twice now) the cake was incredibly chemically, I would not feel comfortable serving that to my guests at all. I am hoping I can go with Walmart since I really like their cakes but if not there are a couple of local bakeries that I could get a 3 tier for under $200.
Post # 4
I ordered my cake from Walmart. On your first question, I’m not sure about fillings. I really don’t think I had many options – I think it was “hey, do you want buttercream or whipped frosting” and that was about it. For each cake design, they did let me pick out the colors that I wanted for those designs.
It came on its own cake round in a box (so, I didn’t need a special tier). The box is tear-away, so you literally set it on the table, tear a portion of it away, and the cake slides right out. Honestly, I loved our ake. Fed 134 people and cost $125. I also thought it had the benefit of being tasty, unlike most wedding cakes I’ve had – of course, there’s a reason for that. They’re built for the beauty, not the taste.
But, here’s my cake, so judge for yourself:
Post # 5
Have you tasted Walmart cake? Is it something you like?
the reason I ask is because you say the cake you tasted was chemically and I always feel that way with cake from any grocery store/supermarket setting. I can’t eat it. I worked in a Safeway bakery for a time from 18-20 decorating cakes, and I will have you know I walked in and was hired. I didn’t have any special trainingk for wedding cakes and I was the only person in the department to even care while making one. I’m assuming Walmart isnt much different.
i would suggest a real bakery!
Post # 6
@Baimee: I have tasted Walmart cake, the chocolate with fudge icing and the vanilla with buttercreme, and both times I liked it better than the equivalent at the bakery the caterer recommends.
The biggest thing I am worried about is the design. Bakery B has gorgeous designs.
Post # 7
Walmart does have fillings and I believe you can get different ones. As far as cake stands they have different designs that cone with certain stands. You might be able to bring in your own.
I workedin the bakery 7 years ago but disnt deal with wedding cakes much. The head dexorator did most of it. The last that I knew they had raspberry, strawberry and custard fillings but I’ve noticed a lot of other things have been brought in. I do believe we could only get whute cake in. (All cakes come in baked and frozen. Most products come in baked, frozen and packaged, they just get put on the shelf) again this is all from 7 years ago, I wish I could give you updated info.
Post # 8
Why not take the free cake as a show cake and have Walmart sheet cake to serve? That way you can have the pretty presentation as well as the taste you want?
Post # 9
Look under my started threads, under “Sam’s club cake” There was a bee named ginger8 who helped me alot. She is a walmart wedding cake designer. I bet she could answer your questions.
Post # 10
I was just looking at a brochure in the Walmart for their cakes. The photos looked nice enought. One thing I noticed was a handwritten sign on the bakery counter that said something like all tiered cakes available only in white. Not sure if that’s all Walmarts or just the one I was at. And there may be filling choices.