I am a freelance cartoonist and have baked since I was 7 years old with my mom and grandma. I have always been in the kitchen, if I wasn't drawing.
I started making cakes at home for my kids, and just decorating them with whatever I had. food coloring and powdered sugar!! I always decorated cookies for christmas with toothpicks and colored icing until I learned they made decorating bags!!
I worked at a convience store where we made chocolate chip pizza cookies, pressing the dough thawed out in a pizza pan lined with parchment. I then decorated them making scenes and whatnot on them.
I started out a walmart as a donut maker, and after a few months the head decorator transfered and left an opening, I went out a few times prior to that to draw stuff on the cakes for the decorators, who were very nice to me.
I was offered the job and went out and practiced and watched, and learned. I bought the wilton books and just practiced at home with my roses.
I just was a natural at it, and have been there ever since.
I have decorated for walmart about 4 years now, and I have learned to be fast and creative. we have our days where we have to be very fast, all walmart asks is that you can decorate a cake, (icing, boarders and a rose) in 15 minutes start to finish.
I can do a simple cake in 5 minutes, so I try to get my basic cakes done first and then I can have time to play.
the cupcake critters are what they called puppy luv, and I just make other things now, as do alot of the other decorators in different stores, I figured out that when they changed the name of the tag from puppy luv to cupcake critters.
you are ecpected to be up front for the customers, we feel we are the representive of the bakery since they pretty much see us first. I am naturely a friendly outgoing person so I love it. we give cookies to little kids too, its great.
we just have to make sure our cases are full and look nice. I take pride in my cake display case, and we encourage everyone to be able to make a wedding cake.
It is easier to make a wedding cake at walmart than at home. I do both.there is only 1 flavor, white.
I hope if you get a job at walmart you get a good store, it makes a difference, just show them what you got, take pictures with you of your cakes, and do your best. I really enjoy the look on peoples faces when they are happy with their cakes.
you will have some who complain, but most of the time they know they are going to complain before they even pick up their cake, cause they know walmart will be nice and give them a cake for free if they make a big enough fuss.