Dad transforms Woolies cakes into 'insanely awesome' Rubik's cube cake

Woolies is a great place to pick up a cake for someone special, and when a child wants a specific design, it's hard to say no.

That's just what happened to Adelaide dad of two Adam, whose six-year-old son asked for a birthday cake that looked like a Rubik's cube.

Using his imagination and three Madeira cakes from the supermarket chain, he more than delivered.

A Rubik's cube birthday cake is decorated in bright squares of primary colours with black background. Each of three layers is slightly twisted to resemble the cube. It sits on a round black tray with the works happy birthday in bright colours.
The Rubik's cube cake Adam created for his son's birthday using Woolies' Madeira cake. Photo: Supplied


"Rubik’s cube cake for Mr 6. 3 Madeira cakes from Woolworths, over the Top icing and Fondtastic fondant from Spotlight," Adam posted on the Woolies/Coles mudcake hacks group on Facebook.

And group members loved the results, with more than 600 likes in just two days.

"Omg, that's insanely awesome!," one commented.

"THIS IS THE BEST!!!!!! My boys would love this!," another wrote.

"Shut the front door!!! Stunning," a third added.

Step-by-step pictures of a Rubik's cube cake made out of pre-bought cake, showing the plain cake in its packaging; a close up of a thick slice; a slice wrapped in black fondant and a top view of the finished brightly coloured cake with the words happy birthday.
Adam posted images showing the stages of making the cake for his son. Photo: Supplied

Adam also shared pictures of his process so followers could see how he'd achieved his creation.

"I make a cake for both of my sons’ birthdays, so the ideas come from their requests," the South Australian teacher told Yahoo Lifestyle.

"I’ve done all of my youngest’s cakes (who is now six) and all except my eldest son’s first birthday.

"There are definitely challenges with all the cakes, but the big change was when I decided to buy the pre-made cakes, rather than bake them myself!," Adam confessed.

He has learned a few tricks along the way.

"YouTube is a big help, but I’ve talked to colleagues at work and picked up some good tips – such as using a plasterer’s taping knife and hot water to smooth frosting," he said.

Not all cakes were straightforward.

"I think the most challenging was for my eldest son’s fourth birthday," Adam revealed.

A garbage can birthday cake showing a grey can with overflowing contents including fish bones, pizza, worms and a mouse with four birthday candles in its back.
Adam's most complex cake to date was a garbage can cake for his son's fourth birthday. Photo: Supplied

"The request was for a garbage can, and there weren’t many pre-existing ideas online I could get inspiration from.

"But after a lot of help from my partner to sculpt fondant trash, the end result was pretty good (at least our 4-year-old thought so!).

And his results are sure to impress his colleagues.

"I’m a high school teacher, so a few of us with young kids (or kids that used to be!) make our own cakes," he revealed.

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