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post #1 of 23
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Hey Ya'll,

I thought you would all find this Price list from my Local Wal Mart Intresting, My Conversation with the Lady in the Bakery was Intresting too. She was a True "Sweet Heart" She said 1st off let me tell you that all of the cakes are FROZEN, we Thaw them out and Ice and Decorate them but dont let ANYONE tell you that the cakes in the Stores are "Freshly Made" unless it is a Speciality Shop or a Individual Making them. So here is a list of prices.

1/4 sheet cake- $11.88 unless you add extra decoration or speciality drawing then it is $15.88

1/2 Sheet Cake- $19.88 - $23.88

Full Sheet Cake- $31.88-$35.88

Wedding Cake Prices

2 tier
6" round & 10" rounds double layer
with top feeds 64 with out top feeds 48 icon_eek.gif
$ 80.00

3 tier
6" round
10"
12"
with Top feeds 134 with out 118
$110.00

3 Tier Cascade
6",10",12'
comes with white silk scarf & ivy to wrap around poles
feeds 134 with top and 118 without..

they need at least 1 week notice and a $25.00 deposit..
if you want more roses they will be more then happy to add them, starting at .25 or so a rose.. could be more could be less..

I dont come up with the Same amount of Servings at all I am like wayyyyy Off icon_eek.gif ! I come up with a lot less servings looking at Wiltons charts. What about the rest of you???

I know I can not compet with them on their prices, No Way No How could or would I sell cakes that cheap~! Just thought this would be an intresting subject icon_lol.gif

~Sweet~ icon_rolleyes.gif

P.s. I changed the Title Topic from Comparing Wal Mart Prices to Ours.
I think it offened Many.. It wasnt ment to. icon_twisted.gif
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post #2 of 23
These discounts stores can always sell cheaper because they do it in QUANTITY .. Quality is optional and I don't feel a person really ever gets quality from a chain store .. that's just my opinion icon_smile.gif
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post #3 of 23
This is all true since I did spend 3 mths working in a Walmart bakery.. The wedding cakes even come in boxes labeled wedding cake. Frozen with all teirs inside. They also have cakes that are preiced and prefilled you just thaw and decorate..
post #4 of 23
icon_smile.gif That is so sad ...is Saks Fifth Ave same as K Mart ? why even compare...
post #5 of 23
That's a really good point Eve.


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post #6 of 23
Not only the quality issue which is a BIG one!.......But I like to think we offer personal SERVICE.....We deliver and set up and I am sure that some of you even those of you that dont cater etc.... probably decorate the cake table ....ofer little hints and so on.
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post #7 of 23
Have tasted the cake from one of the Sams club here and it was fine. As good as one of our private bakeries? No, but whatever cakemix they used was just as good as what we buy at the grocery store. Maybe it was Pillsbury?
A lot of bakers freeze cakes. Most people use cakemixes at some time. It all comes down to meeting customer expectations. If a person is simply looking for some cake, then WM may be just the place. If a person is looking for extra special decorations or flavorings and personalized service, then they are going to be very disappointed with WM.
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post #8 of 23
icon_eek.gif Working in a bakery (not Walmart) I am surprised at their servings. Are they serving slivers, or does the frosting count as a serving too? icon_lol.gif I am shocked by that one. I cannot even believe people who try to pass off our cakes at fresh baked. no. They come in frozen, we do cut and fill them and then decorate them, but we don't bake them where I work.
post #9 of 23
hey sweetcreations...what was the price for the three tier cascade?

I do like what eve said!! You really can't compare the prices.

I am just starting out and I don't want to price to high because I want the business, but once I get business I do plan on going up in price.
post #10 of 23
Another thing to keep in mind is that places like Walmart do not have the overhead costs that we do.

My question is, what's the maximum amount of time that they will keep a cake frozen? I've heard that some freeze and refreeze.
post #11 of 23
I think with alot of these places it really depend on how many times that cake is in and out of the freezer. Where i work we get frozen cake that is very good, but it is only taken out for the event, and its not out of the freezer for more then 3 days tops.

Many of these places are keeping thier cakes out of the freezer and in the cooler for a week or more. And i don't know about you girls, but even my good homemade cake would be crap after a week or more.

I, also, don't think that you can compare a wm cake to any hm one.
post #12 of 23
I agree, they is NO comparison. I've been to parties though where everyone starts raving about what a great value Wal-Mart cakes are icon_mad.gificon_evil.giftapedshut.gifthumbsdown.gificon_confused.gificon_surprised.gif !!!!!! I just walk away though, who cares what they think? We know better icon_biggrin.gif
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by Calejo

icon_eek.gif Working in a bakery (not Walmart) I am surprised at their servings. Are they serving slivers, or does the frosting count as a serving too? icon_lol.gif I am shocked by that one. I cannot even believe people who try to pass off our cakes at fresh baked. no. They come in frozen, we do cut and fill them and then decorate them, but we don't bake them where I work.



perhaps they are using English servings. Our wedding cakes tend to be a rich fruit cake and we don't serve them as a dessert as I believe you do in USA. We tend to have our meal including a dessert then a finger of cake 1 inch square is served with the coffee afterwards
post #14 of 23
I think the main argument against WM or grocery store cakes is that they are all the same! I got my most recent client because she was just plain tired of the grocery store cakes that always seem to show up for office birthdays and many other occasions. I like to think that my (and our) cakes stand out in a crowd of mediocrity.

I have only sold 3 cakes so far, but I'm already more confident that I won't lose valued clients because of price. If people are cheap, they can go to Wal-mart for all I care. I'm not going to lose money, or work into the night just so someone can get a rock-bottom price on a quality cake.
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post #15 of 23
Thread Starter 
O My, I am so Sorry if I offended anyone here.. It was not my Intention, the fact that I was trying to Point out is what EVERYONE here is Screaming, There is no Comparing the Cake for the Money,Or for that matter the Personal Touches of delivery or Set up and table Settings for Weddings.

I just thought Most would find the prices and amount of Servings Intresting all by themselves.
Maybe I titled it WRONG~Oopsie icon_redface.gif ~

I am not saying that all Supermarket Chains have Crappy cake. Some do taste ok, but a Lot dont. I dont down anyone for working there, the people that work there have rules that they must follow. That is all in working for someone else.

~Sweet~ icon_rolleyes.gif

P.S. Momoftwogirls- Cascade was $125.00
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