Walmart is known for being one of the most affordable major retailers in the United States. If you are hosting a party Walmart can be your one-stop shop for cutlery, food, and even a freshly baked cake.
Before your order, your cake from Walmart, read this article for a breakdown of how much the cake will cost compared to its competitors.
How Much is a Walmart Cake?
A fully customizable sheet cake from Walmart will cost between $9.98 – $47.98, while a themed sheet cake can cost as much as $56.98. The most expensive cake you can purchase at Walmart is a themed, two-tier cake that will cost up to $71.00.
Walmart sheet cakes are 12 – 96 servings depending on the size of the custom cake ordered. Buying the largest “Full” size offers the best cost per serving at $0.44 per serving, while the smallest size, costs approximately $0.83 per serving.
Walmart’s bakery offers a wide array of cakes including fully customizable sheet and round cakes, themed cakes, cookie cakes, and cupcakes.
The themed cakes offer officially licensed characters from Disney’s “Frozen” to Pokémon. With a diverse selection and affordable customization options, Walmart has the cake for your upcoming party.
For a comprehensive breakdown of the types of cakes offered at Walmart, be sure to read the next section.
Types of Walmart Cakes
Walmart offers a wide assortment of cakes and bakery treats, which include sheet cakes, round cakes, multi-tiered cakes, and more. Each option offers a unique experience for super-fans and frugal party-planner alike. This section evaluates all the different options.
- 1/8 sheet cake (12 servings) – Full sheet cake (96 servings)
- 6” (16 servings) – 10” (48 servings) round cake
- Flavors include vanilla, chocolate, yellow, and marble.
- Strawberry or Bavarian crème filling for $5.00
- Icing can be buttercreme style or whipped with up to 15 different icing colors
- Borders on top and bottom with different styles
- Decorations include flowers, balloons, and sprinkles toppings
- 6 – 24 cupcakes
- Flavors include vanilla and chocolate
- Strawberry or Bavarian crème filling available as a $.50 add on
- Icing can be buttercream style or whipped with up to 15 colors
- Can be decorated with sprinkles toppings
Licensed Theme Cakes (Available as a sheet cake or two-tier cake)
- The Mandalorian
- Frozen II
- Super Mario Kart
- Paw Patrol Ruff Rescue
- Toy Story 4
- Cars 3
- Disney Princess
- Mickey/Minnie Mouse
Walmart Sheet Cake Servings
A full Walmart sheet cake will feed approximately 96 people, with a half sheet serving 48 people. For sheet cakes, Walmart also offers a quarter sheet that serves 24 and an eight which will serve approximately 12.
The larger the size you purchase, the cheaper the cost per serving will be.
A round cake from Walmart can serve up to 48 people with a 10” cake, while the two-tier cakes contain about 64 servings.
These servings are based on Walmart’s serving size so you may want to buy a size up to accommodate guests eating larger slices.
Now you are ready to select the perfect cake for your party. The next section will walk you through ordering a cake through Walmart.com.
How to Order Walmart Cake
You can order a Walmart customizable cake on their online store. Select your preferred base cake and click “customize cake”.
From there you can select all of your preferred customizations, from the size of the cake to the customized message. At the end of the process click “check out” and choose your store and pick up time.
Typically cakes can be ready within one day, but be sure to order ahead to ensure your cake is ready int time.
Before you complete the check-out process, be sure to review your cake for accuracy. Walmart will print a list of your selections as well as a picture of what your cake will look like.
If you made a mistake, or change your mind, you can click “edit all choices” to amend your selections.
In addition to purchasing your customized cake online, you can also go to the bakery section in Walmart. Simply find the bakery attendant and ask to order a custom cake.
They will walk you through the cake ordering process and provide a timeline for your perfect cake.
Walmart Cake Alternatives
Walmart is not the only major retailer that offers customizable sheet cakes. For other options, you can look to Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s.
When selecting the right store for your cake purchase, you’ll want to think about taste and price. While taste may come down to subjective opinion, we can break down the most cost-effective cake here.
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Currently, Sam’s Club and Costco offer the best price per serving for a sheet cake. However, it is worth noting that both Costco and Sam’s Club require a membership to cash in on these deals.
You will need to sign up for a membership or look into alternative means to circumvent the club-member policy.
How Much Does Walmart Cake Cost?
Walmart offers a wide array of customizable cakes. A full sheet cake can feed about 96 people at approximately $0.44 per serving making it affordable and efficient. Cakes can be customized with a special message, unique designs, and even to include certain licensed themes.
In addition to sheet cakes, Walmart also offers cookie-cakes, cupcakes, and two-tier cakes. Cakes can be ordered as soon as a day in advance for a quick turnaround time. However, if you are in a pinch Walmart also has a selection of pre-baked cakes in their bakery section.
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