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.

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

kfc cake

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)
- white chocolate bucket
-Betty Crocker’s Salted Caramel icing
-Butternut snap biscuits crushed
-edible icing sheet (Dad’s face replacing the colonel)
-homemade shortbread chips
-chicken/nuggets made using LCM bars
kfc bucket

And the birthday cake hacks don’t stop here! Mums are also using unfilled sponges and even lamingtons to create some amazing number and letter cakes.

letter cake

Birthday cake hacks are really useful since they make the whole process easier and the outcome can look professional while it was actually not that hard to make. The omly thing you need is some creativity!

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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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number cakes lamington cake number cake 2

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.

dragon cake dragon

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

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

mimco bag mf

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

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  • omg the Mimco cake!!! and the lizard! perfect!


  • They all look great and would love to make this type of cake my self thanks for the read


  • They look really affective but seem pretty simple to make. I used to make my kids birthday cakes all from scratch, every last detail. I didn’t know about ready made icing and edible decorations. Sure would have made life easier at the time


  • What great ideas :)


  • Lamingtons for number cakes is such a quick & easy idea!!! With a 13 & a 16 birthday coming up I’ll definitely be keeping that in mind


  • There are some great cake decorators out there!


  • Why are birthday cakes made so high? Unless they are fruit cakes the would be hard to get them to hold their shape at all when moved around too much or cut. From prior observation, while they look fantastic they are not exactly practical


  • Amazing! The KFC cake is fantastic, looks just like the real thing. The lizard looks fantastic too, very detailed.


  • Wow! What fabulous creations! Some people just have ‘the knack’! These are all true masterpieces!


  • I’m going to steal that number 17 idea! Genius.


  • OMG, I am so super impressed by how clever and creative some people are. I’m not. But I so admire those that are.


  • So talented and creative, though I am not sure why you would want a cake that looks like KFC.


  • OMG. Some of these are incredible! I love the KFC cake, so cool and the dragon is next level amazing.


  • I love making the kids birthdays cakes. Definitely some great tips and tricks that I may use in the future.


  • Some people are incredibly talented!


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