This Is Why You Never Order Custom Cakes From WalMart

October 23rd, 2007 | by Ginnie | (Visited 564,477 times)

Funny Cakes - The Divorce CakeI’m guilty of doing last minute shopping at Walmart when birthdays or special events roll around. Although I’ve yet to order a custom cake for any sort of special event like a going away party, birthday, etc.

Some people that work here had a going away party the other day for a woman that is leaving.

One of the supervisors called a Walmart and ordered the cake. he told them to write: “best wishes Suzanne” and underneath that write “we will miss you”. here’s the cake that was delivered:

Walmart Messes Up Cake - Funny Picture

When I read this, I about fell out of my chair. There’s a Super Target (“Super” in Arizona implies they sell groceries as well) across the street from a Super Walmart down here. They offer the same things, operate less than a quarter mile from each other, and yet both are dramatically different. Target of course is cleaner, seems to offer higher end items (though it all could just be better packaging of the same crap), and is a tad more expensive.

And then there’s Walmart, in all its glory… Most of the time it’s not a bad place to get groceries. They match anyone’s coupons, have a good selection, and if you ignore the fact that sometimes you will see flies raiding their potatoes, some of their perishable food items aren’t that bad either. But you know you’re in Walmart.

Socially it seems that certain people either “fit in” at Target, or fit better with Walmart. You’ll be more likely to see a Lexus SUV in the Target parking lot. You’ll be more likely to spot a woman with 6 children packing themselves into a 15 year old minivan at Walmart.

But that doesn’t mean Walmart is “bad”.. just means that you should be aware of where you’re shopping and that sometimes the price is right. Or in other words, you get what you pay for.

I don’t know how custom cakes stack up with Target vs Walmart.. but I know that after seeing this picture, I’ll either order my cake EARLY, or I’ll pay the extra price and go somewhere that can read, write, and interpret the English language.

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    A Great Reason Not to Order a Custom Cake from Wal-Mart | Says:

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  2. 52
    Fuzz Says:

    And this is the time we realize that Wal-mart prevents any non-executive (manager, supervisor, etc) job from obtaining a “Full-time job status” (That is 40 hours a week).

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    Best Wal-Mart Custom Cake Ever » Says:

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    Nebulous Says:

    Not so much on a rectangular cake, but on a round cake one must specify UNDERNEATH, so that they don’t wrap the text around the border of the cake.

    And if you’re really careful, you could put all of that text on a single line.

  6. 56
    Isabel Says:

    We need you in the Coast Guard. Willing to serve?


  7. 57
    Isabel Says:

    Did a supervisor proofread that? LOL

  8. 58
    Mike Says:

    Target is getting the same way but I stopped going to Walmart when there were 35 registers but only three were open.
    The other day I saw a commercial for Walmart were employees were just turning on and off the lights at the register. Not working, not taking care of customers just turning the register lights on and off. Seems about right.

  9. 59
    Ginnie Says:

    This is very true. I’m actually writing another Walmart related article and while the prices are right, there’s a very evident and definite trade-off with customer service.

  10. 60
    T.Ferg Says:

    Holy crap, could you possibly be more eletist?

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  12. 62
    milo Says:

    You mean “ce n’est pas?” or “n’est-ce pas?” If you want to sound smart, at least get it right.

  13. 63
    tazz Says:

    sore loser
    it doesn’t matter if he/she spelt correctly or not

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    Lordvader Says:

    In spain there isn´t Wallmart. I don´t have this problem :-)

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  18. 68
    Fanatic Says:

    Thats hilarious.One orders a cake gets nothing but tension.Thank God we don’t have wal-mart in Pakistan.Otherwise we have to see sucking thing like this one.

  19. 69
    Saim Baig Says:

    I have been looking for article like this to prove that Wal-Mart sucks.Now its proved.

  20. 70
    TS Says:

    My nieces birthday cake was priceless. “Happy Birtday” Also a WalMart cake.

  21. 71
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    Tausha Hayes Says:

    This one is for Ginnie the author of the article above(Could’t get the comment thing to work). You are very right there is a mass difference between Walmart and Target. The person driving the lexus is probably in debt and the women with the six children who drives an old mini van is probably not in debt. Her vehicle is more than likely paid for and she is probably shopping at Walmart to save money. This just means she is smart. Just wait the Lexus owners credit card debt and high car and mortgage payments will eventually eat them alive and they will wish they had shopped smart like the lady with the six children.

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  25. 75
    Ask and You Shall Receive. Walmart Cakes ftw! « Pixel Bits Says:

    [...] Hey, at least the employee follows directions. ;) link [...]

  26. 76
    Bailey Says:

    hi I like the cake that it says “Best Wishes Susan
    under neath that We Will Miss You”

  27. 77
    Tina Says:

    Well we have both Wal-mart and Target here, and Wal-mart pays almost $2 an hour more than Target. I have friends that work at both. Cindy started 9.50 an hr at target and Madison at 11.25 an hr at Wal-mart, they both started right around the same time. I think it’s sad though that this is what people are talking about and arguing over, when this started out as a comment on a cake that was messed up.

  28. 78
    Kate Says:

    This cake was actually one of the inspirations for a really amazing blog called Cakewrecks. I read it every day, and trust me; it gets SO much worse! It’s at, you should check it out.

  29. 79
    Wal-Mart Shopper Says:


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    Sucharitha Thokala Blog » Unfortunate Cakes Says:

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    jenny Says:

    Alright I know this is an old article but I still need to say what I need to say. I am a cake decorator at (yes) walmart. I find it very funny that everyone gets so down on wal-mart. Yet you probably still shop there, right?

    Or how one think that because someone with a Lexus SUV would be “seen” parking in a target versus a walmart. WHO CARES! Really the economy is so bad right now that I think that that person who is driving the Lexus SUV is probably smart for trying to save their money. Regardless if they choose Target or Wal-mart.

    As for Cake decorating, yes it was a silly mistake and had the guy brought it back and said “hey you messed up” walmart is 100% money back guarantee. this mistake is also very easy to fix. The frosting from being in the fridge will get hard enough to just pull it off with a scissors.

    You never know it could have been a beginner. It’s not like walmart puts their cake decorators through cake school. We are all pretty much self taught.

  32. 82
    Candice Says:

    “You’ll be more likely to spot a woman with 6 children packing themselves into a 15 year old minivan at Walmart.”

    That’s a nasty thing to say. Do you have something against women, children or minivans?

  33. 83
    Sally McCormick Says:

    Great photos!

    You have to wonder, is this just somebody who follows instructions to the letter, or somebody who thought they were funny?

    And how do you get around this? Do you say “best wishes suzanne – end quote – below that write – start quote – we will miss you”

    and if you did, would it look even worse?

  34. 84
    Christina Says:

    I happen to work at a Wal-mart in Tallahassee with a very talented cake decorating team. They have made custom golf courses, picnic tables complete with chicken leg, hamburger, and a red and white table cloth all done with icing and creative life like spraying for the colors.

    Sure stupid mistakes shown as the “underneath that” stuff are really funny, but tell me, where are you going to get a custom golf course, picnic table, or High School mascot half sheet cake for 30 dollars?

    You tell me cause, Publix only does roses and kit cakes, they don’t allow creativity.

  35. 85
    monique Says:

    I agree with tausha, Ginnie seems a bit racist and judgmental. I shop at a walmart supercenter very consistently, i am a USC grad, advertising sales manager for a forbes top 100 company and have a small family. Walmart consistently has good quality of grocery items as well as low cost. Target is a good company as well, however, the Lexus vs minivan analogy is ludicrous. It shows how unaware ginnie is in relation to society. Most people shop by closeness,price and preference for type of goods. I feel bad for the cake lady, and obviously there was miss-communication and a language barrier. It is a totally funny story and I bet the party people have a cute story to tell forever and had more fun than if it were perfect. who doesn’t like a good laugh.

  36. 86
    Ginnie Says:

    Afraid you’re wrong Monique – I shop there more than you think. The greeters at several local Walmart Supercenters know me and my kids by name :)

    However, the car observation is 100% spot on in the neighborhood I referenced.

    This isn’t about being judgmental though, it’s about a hilarious mistake on a cake. Relax!

  37. 87
    Cake Says:

    HAHAHA…I work in the Wal-Mart Bakery in a very “Southern” part of the country…The funny thing to me is the fact that this could be misinterpreted…To me the uneducated people are the customers placing the cake orders, Honest to God I get 1 out of every 10 people that don’t talk in Ebonics or southern slang…I mean come on if you’ve every worked for the public you have to understand.

  38. 88
    Tim Says:

    I’d bet someone ordered this cake just like that as a joke, rather than assume the worst of some hardworking folks.

  39. 89
    Sherri Says:

    That is hilarious!

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    Mandy Says:

    To be fair, I work at Wal-Mart and unless management is not doing their job I would hate to be the employee who did that if the customer complained about it. Obviously the employee who made that cake should leave all writing to someone who is fluent in the english language. I plan to get my daughter’s cake from my store when it’s time for her first birthday party and I have no fears about it not coming out right.

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    vnioght Says:

    funny I have seen three variations of this cake on different sites – they all are the same color scheme, but the writing and the flowers are a little off – seems pretty made up to me – not saying things like this don’t happen but still…. and maybe this did happen, but why re create a cake and pretend it was the original mistake just to keep ragging on walmart – nothing better to do I guess – and the reason I ran across this is I am actually about to order a cake from walmart – not stalking blogs about cake disasters lol

  42. 92
    Jane Says:

    At Bruno’s what was supposed to be: Happy Birthday Johnathan, was: Happy Birthday Jo Nathan :/

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    jessica Says:

    I have ordered cakes for my kids from different wapmarts. I have never had a problem. I am also an Walmart associate and yes this is funny and if it happened to my managers they would laugh about it, but that mistake doesn’t mean that every Walmart will do that or that its happened again at that Walmart.

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