How Much Do Birthday Cakes Cost at Walmart?


Written by:  Howmuchisit.org Staff
Last Updated:  August 10, 2018

Birthday cakes available at Walmart come in various shapes, styles, designs and flavors, and ordering a cake is often the most convenient ways to reduce your worries when preparing for a birthday party.

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How much do birthday cakes at Walmart cost?

On average, the costs differ based on stores, geographical location, flavors, kind of cake and decorations.

On average, the cost of a Walmart birthday cake will depend on the size, the design chosen and your local store.  From our research at a local Walmart, the costs, on average, could range anywhere from $15 to $50 or more.  A typical half sheet cake will cost about $25, while a larger ice cream cake could cost a pinch more than $30.   A decorated full sheet cake will cost about $40.

Refer to our table below to see what our local Walmart quoted us.

SizeServesPrice Range
Full Sheet96$45
1/2 Sheet48$30
1/4 Sheet24$20
1/8 Sheet12$10
8-inch Round Single Layer8$8
8-inch Round Double Layer8$15
24-count Cupcake Cake24$20

According to one member on this Babycenter.com forum thread, she said she had paid $25 for her half chocolate, half vanilla sheet cake that included a character.

A forum member on this CakeCentral.com forum thread claimed that their local Walmart quoted her customer $38 for a cake that could feed up to 96 people.

Walmart birthday cakes overview

Walmart offers the following cake types/sizes:  sheet (full, 1/4, 1/2 and 1/8), round (six- or eight-inch single or double layer), cupcake cake (24 cupcakes), cookie cake (single or double layer) and a multi-tier cake (two to three tiers).  Each of these types can offer its own sizing as expressed within the parenthesis.

Flavors, depending on the type of cake you do choose, can include white, chocolate, yellow, marble, tres leches and chocolate chip.

Icing flavor options include white, chocolate, color, whipped or but-r-creme.

Filling options are available, depending on the cake and options include strawberry and Bavarian.

All Walmart bakeries offer hundreds of designs to choose from, ranging from 50+ licensed characters (Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, Nintendo, DreamWorks and more) to simplistic birthday designs for a first birthday, quinceanera, sweet 16, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th and over the hill birthday.  You can follow this link to see which designs are available at your local location.

What are the extra costs?

Additional characters and birthday candles will be an additional cost to consider.  Often, when adding any additional decorations and/or specialty characters, it can add another $3 to $6 on average.

Tips to know

To order, simply download this ordering form from their official website and fill it out to place your order.  You can also visit a local Walmart bakery and the employees can help guide you through the process as well.

Walmart will decorate and write a name on the cake for free.

Walmart does ask you to place your order at least 24 hours in advance.

Delivery is not an option as all cakes must be picked up.

How can I save money?

Consider purchasing discounted gift cards for Walmart on Raise.com to help you save a few dollars on your next purchase.

As most grocery stores can create birthday cakes, be sure to compare your options at other retailers.


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