Woolworths Cakes – or Coles Mud Cakes, IGA Brand Mud Cakes….they’re all sooo good and so easy to dress up for your next big celebration. Aussie mums are going mad for Coles and Woolies’ cake hacks and we’ve got some utterly delicious inspiration for you! Don’t forget to get some birthday party theme ideas, non-food party bag ideas and DIY face painting ideas.
The ultimate cheap birthday cake!
Mums love the humble Woolworths cake because they’re usually around $5 each and are thick and gooey inside. They’re also solid! That means no drooping, they’re simple to assemble and layer without fear of epic cake fails! They’re perfect for little people obsessed with lollies, colours or even super heroes. Here’s some inspiration from Australian mums for the humble Woolworths cake.
Woolworths cake inspiration to create the ultimate birthday cake for little people
Candy’s cake shows how with a little creativity can go a long way! To make this extra cheap make sure to pick up the dump trucks from your local op-shop or $2 store.
Danika says “my son gave me a guide as to what he wanted and I tried to do it as most cost effective as possible.”
Deanna’s cake shows how far some coloured icing and yummy treats can go!
Julie’s cake would be perfect for a princess or fairy themed birthday!
Kira-Jane’s creation would be a little kid’s dream! Lolly pops, bunting and birthday sign are all available at Kmart or most party stores. Use miniature toy mermaids, chocolate shells and chocolate coins to complete the look.
You could make Danielle’s cake into any theme you want with different action figures! Grab a bag of Maltesers, Smarties and some large lolly pops and start decorating.
Allison’s cake is perfect for any pink fanatic! How gorgeous! Musk sticks, mini marshmallows and some pink and white lolly pops and you can replicate this pink masterpiece.
You could remake Bec’s cake covered with you child’s favourite lollies!
Kaitlyn’s creation has something for everyone – cake for the kids and macarons for the adults!
Marita says “I love making my daughter cakes with the Woolworths mud cake hack, it’s so much easier.” We used meringues, lolly pops and made some white chocolate bark. We sprinkled the bark and the cake in sprinkles.
While Lisha used this for a 9th birthday party, with some simple alterations it could be used for people of all ages!
I’m sure Tanya’s little one had a smashing time with this cake! Create an incredible HULK birthday cake with some green, white, brown and black lollies (marshmallows, smarties, peppermint crisp and wagon wheels).
Filomena’s cake is perfect if your child can’t decide what they want!
Jody’s cake has everyone’s favourite sweet treats
Birthday cake inspiration for older kids
The decorations on Lauren’s cake could be easily replaced with your kid’s favourite chocolates. Pick a colour theme and stick to three to four colours and you can’t go wrong with creating the ultimate birthday cake.
Sandra’s gorgeous cake could be made for different sized groups of people by layering the Woolworths cakes on top of each other. Line the edge of the cake with Kit Kat and then fill the middle of the cake with M&Ms galore.
Krystle’s cake is perfect for big fans of colour!
Marian’s elegant cake would work well for older children!
Covered in buttercream. Rainbow is made of fondant (be sure to let it completely dry for 24-48 hours before putting it on the cake) and the figurines are plastic. Credit
Julie’s cake is perfect for Easter and shows how you can layer different flavours of Woolworths cakes.
Mish made a 3 tier Woolies white chocolate mudcake birthday cake. Tips: I prefer a mix of salted and unsalted butter in the buttercream. It offsets the sweetness a bit better and a cake turning wheel makes it really easy to decorate.
Elegant birthday cakes for grown ups
Carley’s gorgeous creation is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth!
Tia’s cake shows how you can use several Woolworths cakes to make a beautiful layered drip cake!
Libby’s masterpiece shows the amazing (and delicious) potential of some simple decoration! The perfect birthday cake for a chocolate lover.
Kirsty says ” It was the first cake I’d done like that so I was pretty happy with how it turned out.”
Felicia shows how anyone can make elegant cakes for cheap saying “I’m no professional, just home taught”
Lauren’s creation shows how drip icing can look elegant and purposeful
This Coles cake is covered in simple buttercream. Covered in tinned caramel with artificial flowers. Credit