Those of us who have had a wedding, or those of us who are familiar with what goes on behind-the-scenes of a wedding, will know that wedding cakes can possess a rather high price tag.
Of course, those who bake the cakes usually put in a lot of effort and time in to make the cake look perfect for the bride and grooms special day, but for some people that are getting married, they can't possibly fork out a few hundred on a cake.
One Aussie woman decided to help her friend cut costs on her wedding by making her friend a truly spectactular three-tier wedding cake out of 11 classic supermarket chocolate mudcakes.
The cakes were from her local Woolworths, but you can get pretty similar here in NZ too.
The woman shared her creation on the Facebook group Woolies/Coles Mudcake Hacks.
“Wedding cake I made for a friend,” she captioned the post, “11 choc mud cakes from Woolies in total. Bottom tier consists of 4 cakes each made out of 2 mud cakes, second tier is 2 mud cakes and for the third tier I cut a mud cake into 2 smaller ones. Betty Crocker buttercream in between layers and covering. Fresh flowers supplied by the bride. Proud of my efforts.”
“To make the bottom tier of the cake I used 8 mud cakes in total. I lined a larger tin with glad wrap and squeezed 2 mud cakes together to make one big one. It’s not as high as a normal cake but worked well as its the perfect height for one layer. Once they were in the tin spread out I just wrapped them and froze till needed. The middle tier is just 2 normal sized mud cakes with icing cut off and the top tier I cut one cake into 2 smaller ones.”