A former Walmart worker revealed that none of the store’s baked goods were actually “baked” fresh and that the store’s popular sheet cakes arrived frozen.
In a TikTok video Posted on January 14, Kat Marie, @kazmarie13, shared the claim about Walmart, the TikToker revealing that custom cakes available to order through the store’s bakery are frozen and thawed before being decorated – and that’s why so many notices are required for the order.
“The reason you have to give so much notice before getting a custom decorated cake isn’t because that’s how long it takes them to bake the cake,” they explained. “That’s because that’s how long it takes frozen cake to thaw.”
“Nothing is actually baked in the bakery,” they added. “He’s warm from freezing.”
Marie also claimed in the caption that “frosting is pre-made and pre-colored in gallon buckets.”
The video has over 76,400 views so far, with some TikTok users surprised by the revelation, while others pointed out that freezing cakes, as well as other baked goods, is not a rare thing. to do.
“That’s standard,” one person wrote. “Even high-end bakeries freeze the cake. It’s also how they decorate it. Its good.”
“Everything is frozen,” another viewer wrote. “The ‘fresh’ bread is baked during high traffic times so the smell makes you want to buy it.”
The video also prompted some TikTok users to share their experiences of working in other grocery stores where the cakes were frozen, with one person writing, “It was such a disappointment to learn when I was a teenager working in the bakery from Kroger! I did ZERO cooking!”
“Same with publix,” someone else added. “They only bake the bread that is right outside the bakery every day. Everything else is frozen.
As noted Betty Crocker Kitchens, putting the cakes in the freezer before frosting is not a bad thing, because they freeze well. In fact, “unfrosted cakes will keep for up to four months when wrapped in airtight packaging,” the site explains.
Although Walmart does not specifically detail how the cakes are made on its website, QuerySprout reports that the company buys the cakes from Pillsbury. In a blog post, Walmart noted that, to ensure their cakes have that “wow factor”, they “taste them again and again”.
According to its website, Walmart Bakery hand-decorates custom cakes and cupcakes for all occasions. They also have “many flavors and decorative options.”
The Independent contacted Marie and Walmart for comment.