Friday, December 1, 2017

What to Do When You Need a Cake Fast

One of Sam's 8th birthday cakes (I made 3!!!)

We have all done it. That friend, business associate, or even a family member has a birthday coming up within the next few days and you’ve forgotten that it’s your turn to plan the party. There is no time to shop and bake because your already busy schedule just got busier. What can you do when you need a cake fast? Here are a few thoughts which just might help!

When All Else Fails – There’s Always Walmart!

Before going any further, did you ever stop to think that Walmart really does have a pretty decent assortment of cakes that are really priced quite reasonably? Many shoppers don’t realize that Walmart carries cakes because they are not kept out on displays in the center aisles. While some of the larger Supercenters may have some cakes on display, most Walmart stores have a cooler located near cold cuts and cheese where cakes are stored. If you are working on a budget, you can find current prices on without waiting half an hour for a customer service rep to run back and forth checking for you.

Enlist the Help of a Friend

Sometimes, you have that special friend who is there for you through thick and thin. Well, this is one of those times when you just might need a bit of help – unless, of course, the party is for that friend! However, we all have friends who will help us out should the need arise so perhaps she’d be willing to bake a cake or run around town to order and pick one up for you. If time is limited and there’s much to do, friends are a wonderful resource. Someday you might even be able to repay the favor, so don’t be afraid to ask.

Cake Mixes are a Working Lady’s BFF in a Pinch

There probably isn’t a lady around who doesn’t have at least one Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines cake mix in her cupboard! We all find them on sale and snatch them up just in case of ‘emergencies’ like this. You’ve just found a use for that Red Velvet cake mix you found on clearance, so get out the eggs and oil. You’ll have a cake done before you know it. You may not be the best decorator in town, but hey, you are limited on time! Try those edible cake toppers and decorations you quickly make or find at any supermarket in town. You might even find a theme that fits the occasion. You’ll never know until you try.

So you see, there are things you can do when you need a cake fast. Even if you don’t personally have time to bake it or pick one up, you must have that one special friend who’d be willing to help in a pinch. Don’t feel bad because you’ve forgotten a special birthday. You are busy and time slips by unawares. It may not be the cake you were hoping to offer if you have to bake it yourself, but again, there’s always Walmart. No one will ever know you fell down on the job.