This savvy baker turned 11 mud cakes from Woolworths into an ‘absolutely stunning’ wedding cake.

Posting in a baking Facebook group, the Australian woman said she made the affordable cake using $4.80 mud cakes from Woolies.

With the average cost of a wedding cake in Australia priced at $525, the woman saved hundreds of dollars after the ingredients cost just $56.80.

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‘Bottom tier consists of four cakes each made out of two mud cakes, the second tier is two mud cakes and for the third tier, I cut a mud cake into two smaller ones,’ the woman said, adding she was ‘proud of her efforts’.

‘Betty Crocker buttercream icing in between layers and covering. Fresh flowers supplied by the bride.’

The 11 cakes cost a total of $52.80, while a 400g tub of Betty Crocker Vanilla Frosting is priced at $4.

‘To make the bottom tier of the cake I used eight mud cakes in total. I lined a larger tin with Glad Wrap and squeezed two mud cakes together to make one big one.

‘It’s not as high as a normal cake but worked well as it’s the perfect height for one layer. Once they were in the tin spread out I just wrapped them and froze till needed.

She added the second tier of the cake was made by layering two mud cakes which had their icing removed and the top tier was created by cutting one cake into two smaller ones.

Check out some more stunning wedding cake hacks from the good old Woolworths mud cake.


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Have you made a clever cake hack recently?

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  • simply beautiful. i hacked an icecream cake with a tub of ice cream.


  • No, I’m not a baker so I can’t even remember the last time I made a cake. I used to for the kids birthdays. A lot of these fancy cakes, costing $525, often look amazing but don’t taste so great.


  • I am loving the mudcake hacks I tried 2 this year and was happy with my efforts pocky sticks from coles are a great decoration and toppers from ebay too and ice magic is an easy drizzle option


  • Yum! Now to find a fiancee… haha!


  • love the hacks with these cakes.. love it. thanks for sharing


  • What great ideas, thanks for sharing.


  • The cake part is easy – it’s how you decorate it that’s usually the hard part.


  • I know a bride who knew a baker / cake decorator. She used Birthday cakes, not wedding cakes and had them decorated as a wedding cake. She saved a considerable amount of money by using birthday cake , not wedding cake and no fondant icing – just other special icing.


  • What a brilliant idea and a great way to save money on an already expensive day. For my son and daughter (in law)s wedding their friend made a cake out of profiteroles and it looked and tasted fantastic.


  • Amazing and so clever. I’m not a cake baker or maker, I tend to outsource. These looks so fantastic though.


  • Amazing hacks – but you need to be artistic!


  • Did this for my sister when her supplier backed out 3 weeks before the wedding. The cake cost $485 and she’d already paid $150…..supposedly this covered the cost of the sample cake when she asked for a refund! Anyhoo I successfully (with much trepidation) made her a larger and equally stunning cake (if I do say so myself lol), for the cost of $40.


  • For wedding cake on a budget its a great idea if you have the skill to pull it off


  • Clever idea.


  • My girls and I recently done a cake hack for hubbys birthday.


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