Young woman with caption "Tell me a company secret that you can share because you don't work there anymore." (l) woman speaking to camera (c) walmart bakery (r)

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‘Tell me a company secret that you can share because you don’t work there anymore’: Ex-Walmart worker says bakery doesn’t actually bake your sheet cakes in viral TikTok

'Nothing is actually baked in the bakery.'


Clara Wang


Posted on Jan 27, 2022   Updated on Feb 2, 2022, 2:18 pm CST

A TikToker who says she used to work in the bakery at Walmart alleged in a viral video that “nothing is actually baked in the bakery.”

Kat Marie (@kazmarie13) says in the video that the bakery just thaws out pre-made, frozen sheet cakes for custom jobs.

Marie was responding, via a stitch, to a question posed by another TikToker, @princessannafit: “Tell me a company secret that you can share because you don’t work there anymore.”

Her stitch garnered over 57,500 views since being posted on Jan. 14.

“The reason you have to give so much notice before getting a cake that is custom decorated is not because that’s how long it takes them to bake the cake,” Marie says in the video. “It’s because that’s how long it takes the frozen sheet cake to thaw out. Nothing is actually baked in the bakery, it’s warmed up from frozen.”


#stitch with @princessannafit and icing comes premade and pre colored in gallon buckets

♬ original sound – Kat Marie – they/them

The video caption also alleges that the “icing comes pre-made and pre-colored in gallon buckets.”

It is reportedly common for bakeries to pre-make their sheet cakes and freeze them to use for later, but Walmart apparently doesn’t make its own sheet cake at all. According to both Query Sprout and Cake Central, Walmart bakeries order pre-made sheet cakes from Pillsbury and thaw them out depending on their needs.

While it doesn’t disclose exactly how its bakery operates, the retail giant refers to it as a “fresh bakery” on its corporate blog.

Other alleged Walmart workers are co-signing the allegation in the comments section.

“Nope, everything be frozen, even the bread and donuts,” @devils_foxy_roxy said.

“I’ve been with Walmart 15 years though, and I can remember when a lot more of it was made in-store. It has slowly shifted though,” @djbarton8 wrote.

@princessannafit’s video, asking for TikTokers to divulge company secrets, has gone viral across TikTok, with former alleged employees from Carvana, Texas Roadhouse, and Taco Bell weighing in.

The Daily Dot reached out to @kazmarie13 through TikTok direct message and Walmart via email.

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*First Published: Jan 27, 2022, 2:13 pm CST