With more and more parents, especially famous ones, sharing photos online of their children’s epic birthday parties, it’s no surprise that you might feel under pressure to spend big yourself.
But you don’t have to!
Whether of not you even want to have a big celebration is completely up to you, but if you’re after a show-stopping cake that costs no more than $20, then we have something for you.
Mummy blogger Olivia White recently found the incredible idea for a gorgeous princess mud cake hack on a Woolies cake hack Facebook page and decided to give it a go.
“I think people can get so caught up these days with impressive and expensive parties and forget the only one who needs to ‘be impressed’ is the ones who’s birthday it is, and kids really don’t care how much the cake cost to make,” Olivia tells Yahoo Lifestyle.
She got all the ingredients at the supermarket and it was super simple to put together as well. First Olivia popped the a marble block cake ($4.50), and the red velvet cake ($7) from Woolworths on top of each other, and covered them in Betty Crocker ready-to-use frosting until it resembled a castle.
Then she decorated the cake with waffle cones and added some lollies and decorative cake flowers from the baking aisle to jazz it up.
“It cost around $20 to make start to finish, which is so affordable,” Olivia tells us.
Her little girl loved the end result.
“She kept saying ‘that’s my castle mumma, that’s my castle’. Absolutely made it all well worth it,” she says.
Try it yourself at home
Marble Block Cake
Red Velvet Cake
Mini Waffle Ice Cream Cone
Ice Cream Cone Cups
Betty Crocker Strawberry Frosting x 2
Dr. Oetker Rose Icing Decorations
Sshmallows White Mini Marshmallows
Use the marble block cake as the base of the Castle Cake.
Then, put the red velvet cake on top of the marble block cake. Leave the cardboard on the base of the red velvet cake for stability (you can remove this once you cut the cake).
Stick the waffle cones into the ice cream cups to make ‘points’ of the castle.
Use the Betty Crocker frosting to ice the cake and make it pink. You can choose any colour icing you like for this part.
Put the cake in the freezer for 1 hour to avoid crumbs falling off.
When you take the cake out of the freezer, smooth the icing and add more as desired.
Stick the previously created waffle cones (x 4) into the base of the Marble Block Cake at each edge. Also stick one more waffle cone into the middle of the red velvet cake so it is sticking out on top.
Place decorations around the base of the red velvet cake – I used pink and white flower icing decorations.
Put any more desired decorations on the cake. I used pink musk sticks at the base of the cake. I also placed the mini marshmallows around the top parameter of the red velvet cake.
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