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Lookie look at what I found at my local grocery store. Maybe these should be the subjects of the next "Price the Cake" thread. No? icon_twisted.gif On a more serious note, I can see how a customer might be shocked at the price for custom cakes since Fiesta is totally pulling these off huge 'custom cakes' at these prices. I must add though that for those who truly can't afford custom cakes, it warms my heart that they can at least get something pretty in "vanilla, chocolate or marble" per the lovely unsuspecting decorator lady at the counter icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif.  OK, enough talk, here are the pics (tier sizes on the price card):

 

 

 

 

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((sigh))

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Yeah, if they looked like that, it would be a bargain, but you generally get what you pay for. Here is one from my Walmart icon_biggrin.gif
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That's just it, who knows who made the display ones, and who makes the one you order. :(

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There's no way they'll look like that, I agree. Here's the one from my local Walmart, ain't it purty? http://acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2010/03/another-potential-wedding-disaster.html

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Yeah, if they looked like that, it would be a bargain, but you generally get what you pay for. Here is one from my Walmart icon_biggrin.gif

 

*Slaps head* Like the customer who got that cake, I thought the cake would look like the display. icon_lol.gif

 

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That's just it, who knows who made the display ones, and who makes the one you order. :(

 

True talk! 

 

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There's no way they'll look like that, I agree. Here's the one from my local Walmart, ain't it purty? http://acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2010/03/another-potential-wedding-disaster.html

 

Oh my! That cake looks like someone just went wild with a tip #1 and some royal icing! No way!

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Not a wedding cake, but at the local walmart here (which does't have a bakery) they get shipped frozen fondant cakes from time to time in the shape of lightning mcqueen; from the movie Cars... And by the time it defrosts, it's a sweated mess and you have to read the label to even understand what it is... 

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And every time your friends and family go to the grocery store, they will see your 'beautiful' cake on display to remind them how 'tasty' it was, with that big old price tag on the front of it. 

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And every time your friends and family go to the grocery store, they will see your 'beautiful' cake on display to remind them how 'tasty' it was, with that big old price tag on the front of it. 

Haha! I hadn't thought of that!

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And every time your friends and family go to the grocery store, they will see your 'beautiful' cake on display to remind them how 'tasty' it was, with that big old price tag on the front of it. 

icon_lol.gif Hey! That's where humility comes in.

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Bahahaha! On display!! Bahahaha!!

Seriously, outrageous! Where is 20/20 now? Why don't the bridal magazines ever do an article on this stuff?!

Stop telling brides to rent a cake! Or to get a dummy (same price)! Or to do cupcakes/dessert bar (almost always more expensive)!

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There's no way they'll look like that, I agree. Here's the one from my local Walmart, ain't it purty? http://acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2010/03/another-potential-wedding-disaster.html

Oh my goodness (is the polite reaction) I have forwarded this to my facebook page to share with anyone out there who might consider a budget wedding cake

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post #13 of 23

OMGosh!!!  I don't know if our local Walmart does this...I've never really looked.  I've gotten past the point of getting upset when people don't like my prices.  You pay for what you get.....as per those pictures.  Wow....

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post #14 of 23

oh god!! I am so glad my Wal-Mart does not make cake.... my three year old could do better. 

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My daughter and I looked at the Costco and Walmart and Giant bakery designed things...we took apart the design (what was done first, using what type of tip...).  She feels a lot better about her skill level ;)  To be honest, I'm not sure we're at a point we could make that Wal-Mart Cake much better (well...except for smoothing out the white buttercream, and keeping the border level... because I've never decorated the sides of a cake).

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