May 12, 2021


Check out these amazing cakes mums have made using cakes from their local supermarket. These birthday cake hacks are great and can fit every age group!

Step aside professional cake makers, these mums have got it sorted all by themselves. They have these birthday cake hacks up their sleeves and they know how to use them!

These clever creations have all been shared in the Woolies/Coles Mudcake Hacks Facebook group. Some of them are just totally amazing!

KFC cake made from 4 Woolworths mud cakes

Caroline explained that it was all edible and the chicken was made from LCM bars and then rolled in cornflakes. Clever!

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Sarah also used her birthday cake hacks to make a KFC cake for her Dad’s 80th.

She shared how she used 3 Coles choc mudcakes (levelled and placed inside bucket)

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Incredible Letter & Number Hack Cakes


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Ethan & Harley’s Batman and Robin cakes for their birthday party today! This was a @woolworths_au Slab Sponge Cake hack (I am soooo over cakes! Why the hell didn’t I plan my kids birthdays better!!!?) Inspired by the cookie cake trend making its rounds the moment (plus the boys are obsessed with spotting their initials everywhere) ✔I used a total of 1 1/2 packets of sponge cake for their names (each pack has 2 cakes so it was 3 cakes total – thank goodness their initial is so easy!) I used a cake leveller to cut the cakes in half and turned the top half upside down so it was the fresh sponge facing up. ✔I used 3 batches of my Perfect Buttercream Icing (this is my ‘go to’ buttercream it is a perfect consistency for piping!) Recipe link in bio. I used storebought black ‘Over The Top’ buttercream from Spotlight but added some butter/icing sugar/milk & additional black food colouring to get into a consistency that I liked as it was a little dry. ✔Edible Batman & Robin wafers & edible gold leaf from eBay ✔Macarons, meringue kisses & chocolates from @woolworths_au ✔Sprinkles from @thesprinkleco ✔Cake topper from @creativesignsunlimited ✔Cake boards from @spotlightstores

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Bearded Dragon Cake

This bearded dragon cake certainly takes the prize though.

Samantha shared her birthday cake hacks and how the bearded dragon was created from 2.5 x Coles mud cakes slices, ready to roll white fondant, 2 silver sugar balls coloured with edible black pen and food colour powder (yellow, orange, blue, green- cream would have been great but they didn’t have any).

I bought brown liquid dye, but didn’t use it as I wanted to just dust colour him.

No cake making tools just rolling pin, paint brushes, pen (no ink), tweezers and about 5hrs haha.

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Lawn Mower Cake

Melanie shared her lawn mower cake as requested by her little man for his 3rd birthday.

Melanie explained her birthday cake hacks. She used a banana cake slab, cut it in half and put one half upside down on top of the other using the butter icing of the two as the filling. She then drew the shape she wanted on baking paper, held it on to the the cake and cut it out.

She also purchased a mini jam and cream sponge for the top (black piece) from Woolies.

She said she got all the bits and pieces from Bunnings for handles (sprinkler pipe and joins) and the pull cord and handle.

The wheels were Cadbury Breakaway biscuits. 2 stuck together for rear wheels and singles for the front.

lawn mower cake

Is it a Bag or A Cake?

Check out this amazing Mimco bag that is actually a cake! 

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Do you love making the kids birthday cakes? Do you have your own birthday cake hacks? Share your comments below

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  • Those are some amazing looking cakes


  • Such talent by these people. It would leave the Women’s Weekly Cake Book for dead!!! Just wish I had some of this creativity in my blood. Thanks for the article and how these cakes were made.


  • wow some people are so creative and talented. And to think they are out of cakes from woolies or coles!


  • Great inspiration when I need to make a cake.


  • Very creative and wonderful!


  • Wow these all look amazing but I don’t think mine would turn out as good as these


  • Wow they all look amazing I wish I had the creative brain to be able to make something like these.


  • These are amazing. My husband would love the KFC one.


  • The skills it takes to make cakes like this is amazing, I’m flat out trying to just have smooth even icing lol


  • Honestly amazing what some people can do with cake!


  • I like making cakes for my kids birthday. .they are not so outstanding like those


  • Unfortunately I’m definitely not this creative, I usually buy a simple ice cream cake


  • I wish I was that creative. Those cakes are amazing.


  • So many great and creative designs!


  • Very talented cake makers.


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